FAQ - Hormonal Care
Can low estrogen cause me to be exhausted all the time?
Yes it definitely can! Fatigue is a tell-tale sign of a hormonal imbalance in women, especially during perimenopause and menopause. Fatigue is a medical term used to describe a state of lethargy; feeling tiresome and worn out. Chronic fatigue fosters a range of additional symptoms often typified by a hormonal imbalance such as mood swings, insomnia, depression, anxiety and hinders adrenal function as well. If your body is experiencing low levels of estrogen or progesterone, we can help reveal this in a test. For more information, look under the Hormonal Care tab.
Can hormones be to blame for my acne?
Yes! Your hormones never work alone, they always work in ratios. Often when a hormone goes out of whack, it causes symptoms (such as acne) because it is out of ratio with its partner hormones. Having low progesterone in relation to estrogen can lead to acne by way of increasing insulin which can lead to excess androgens, as well as amplify testosterone and DHT conversion in the skin. Progesterone has a number of important jobs, including normalizing blood sugar levels, facilitating thyroid hormone, regulating the menstrual cycle, allowing a woman to have a healthy pregnancy, as well as being a natural anti-depressant and anti-anxiety.
Can a hormone balance be to blame for my weight gain?
Many women have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. When your endocrine system is under stress there’s an underproduction of certain hormones and a overproduction of others (mainly cortisol). This makes your body store fat for future use, making an increase in belly fat a clue to adrenal fatigue. Other noticeable symptoms include low libido, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, depression, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes and digestion problems. For more information, look under the Hormonal Care tab.