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Symptoms

Symptoms of Hormone Deficiency

Estrogen

Estrogen Deficiency

Symptoms

  • Hair loss on the top of your head

  • Thin vertical wrinkles around your lips

  • Your breasts are sagging

  • Your face is too hairy

  • Your eyes feel dry and easily are irritated

  • You have hot flashes

  • You feel tired constantly

  • You feel depressed

  • Your menstrual flow is light

  • Your menstrual cycles are irregular, short, or long

  • Women without periods: you don’t feel like making love much

Estrogen deficiency may also lead to associated symptoms of decreased libido and increased risk of osteoporosis.

Progesterone

Progesterone Deficiency

Symptoms

  • Your breasts are large

  • Your close friends complain that you often seem nervous and agitated

  • You feel anxious often

  • You sleep lightly and restlessly

​​The following questions apply if you’ve not yet reached menopause or are on hormone replacement therapy

  • Your breasts are swollen and tender or painful before your period

  • Your lower belly is swollen

  • You’re irritable and aggressive

  • You loose your self-control

  • You have heavy periods

  • Your periods are continuously painful

Testosterone

Testosterone Deficiency

Symptoms

  • Your face has gotten slack and more wrinkled

  • You’ve lost tone in your muscles

  • Your tend to gain fat in the belly area

  • You’re constantly tired

  • You feel like making love less often than you used to

Testosterone therapy for women has been used for over 80 years. It has been used to treat sexual dysfunction abnormal uterine bleeding dysmenorrhea menopausal symptoms chronic mastitis ovarian tumors and many other conditions.

Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone Deficiency Symptoms In Women

  • Hair loss on the top of your head

  • Thin vertical wrinkles around your lips

  • Your breasts are sagging

  • Your face is too hairy

  • Your eyes feel dry and easily are irritated

  • You have hot flashes

  • You feel tired constantly

  • You feel depressed

  • Your menstrual flow is light

  • Your menstrual cycles are irregular, short, or long

  • Women without periods: you don’t feel like making love much

Growth hormone affects brain function, which declines with age, and may be involved in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease.

DHEA

DHEA Deficiency

Symptoms

  • Your hair is dry

  • Your skin and eyes are dry

  • Your muscles are flabby

  • Your belly is getting fat

  • You don’t have much hair in your armpits

  • You don’t have much hair in your pubic area

  • You don’t have much padding in your pubic area

  • Your body doesn’t have much of a special scent during sexual arousal

  • You can’t tolerate noise

  • Your libido is low

DHEA secretion increases rapidly during puberty, peaking in the twenties, and then continues to decrease as we age. 

Thyroid

Thyroid Deficiency

Symptoms

  • You’re sensitive to cold

  • Your hands and feet are always cold

  • In the morning your face is puffy and your eyelids are swollen

  • You put on weight easily

  • You have dry skin

  • You have trouble getting up in the morning

  • You feel more tired at rest than when you’re active

  • You’re constipated

  • You’re joints are stiff in the morning

  • You feel like you’re living in slow motion

Hypothyroidism is more common in women than in men.

 

Estrogen Imbalances

  • Hair loss on the top of your head

  • Thin vertical wrinkles around your lips

  • Your breasts are sagging

  • Your face is too hairy

  • Your eyes feel dry and easily are irritated

  • You have hot flashes

  • You feel tired constantly

  • You feel depressed

  • Your menstrual flow is light

  • Your menstrual cycles are irregular, short, or long

  • Women without periods: you don’t feel like making love much

憂鬱

Over 20 estrogens are known and three are used clinically. These three estrogens are estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3). Estradiol is the most potent estrogen produced by the ovaries.

Estrogens are also made from testosterone and other “male” hormones produced in the adrenal glands. Obese women tend to convert more of their testosterone to estrogen. This can lead to a poor testosterone to estrogen ratio in women and related symptoms of decreased libido and increased risk of osteoporosis.

Most of your estrogens are bound to proteins, preventing them from being active in your body. Using 24 hour hormone testing, we can measure the active hormones which are the most important because they tell us about the hormones’ activity in your body.

It is important to balance the different estrogen levels because this has been shown to reduce cancer risk. One of the products of estrogen breakdown (metabolism) is 2-methoxy-estradiol, a methylated estrogen. 2-methoxy-estradiol has been shown to have anti-cancer benefits.

In addition, it is important to balance estrogen with other hormones like testosterone. In a retrospective, observational study that included 508 women in 2005, researchers found that “the addition of testosterone to conventional hormone therapy for postmenopausal women does not increase and may indeed reduce the hormone therapy-associated breast cancer risk-thereby returning the incidence to the normal rates observed in the general, untreated population.”

 

Progesterone

  • Your breasts are large

  • Your close friends complain that you often seem nervous and agitated

  • You feel anxious often

  • You sleep lightly and restlessly

The following questions apply if you’ve not yet reached menopause or are on hormone replacement therapy:

  • Your breasts are swollen and tender or painful before your period

  • Your lower belly is swollen

  • You’re irritable and aggressive

  • You loose your self-control

  • You have heavy periods

  • Your periods are continuously painful

女を強調

“Progesterone had no effect on undisturbed sleep but restored normal sleep when sleep was disturbed (while currently available hypnotics tend to inhibit deep sleep), acting as a “physiologic” regulator rather than as a hypnotic drug.”

A 2011 study on the use of progesterone in post-menopausal women found that progesterone can help improve sleep only if your body needs it. Progesterone deficiency can cause anxiety and anger, which can be exacerbated by anemia from extended periods in younger women.

During ovulation, progesterone is secreted from the ovary and during the second 2 weeks of the cycle. During menopause women make less progesterone than ovulating women. It is a myth that progesterone is not needed for women who have had a hysterectomy because progesterone effects the entire body. The bone, nerves, brain, white blood cells, lungs, uterus, breast and colon all have progesterone receptors.

Progesterone can improve sleep, mood, and many other aspects of your life. It is all about balance.

 

Testosterone

  • Your face has gotten slack and more wrinkled

  • You’ve lost tone in your muscles

  • Your tend to gain fat in the belly area

  • You’re constantly tired

  • You feel like making love less often than you used to

女性

“Over 50% of women are believed to be affected by female sexual dysfunction (FSD).”

Testosterone therapy for women has been in use for over 80 years. Uses was have included treatments sexual dysfunction, abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, menopausal symptoms, chronic mastitis and lactation, and breast, uterine, and ovarian tumors.

Testosterone replacement for menopausal women, whether from surgery or aging, can improve sexual desire and libido. Most research shows that testosterone therapy is safe, when done correctly.

The North American Menopause Society position on testosterone therapy in postmenopausal women with decreased sexual desire may benefit for testosterone therapy. They recommend testosterone therapy with estrogen therapy at the same time.

 

Growth Hormone

  • Your hair is thinning

  • Your are cheeks sagging

  • Your gums are receding

  • Your abdomen is flabby

  • Your muscles are slack

  • Your skin is thin and /or dry

  • You have poor recovery after physical activity

  • You feel exhausted

  • You dislike the world and tend to isolate yourself

  • You continuously feel anxious

女性の肖像

“Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), growth hormone, and insulinlike growth factor 1 have potent effects on brain function, their levels decrease with advancing age, and they likely play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease.”

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is produced in your anterior pituitary gland in pulses throughout the day. The largest of these GH pulses is about an hour after you fall asleep.

HGH production can be stimulated by other hormones. The main signal for HGH production in your body is growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH).

The effects of GHRH on cognitive (brain) function in adults with mild brain impairment and healthy older adults were studied in 2012. The results of this controlled trial were published in the journal Neurology and showed that brain function could be improved even in “normal” healthy adults with benefits including increased acuity and memory. We use this similar approach with our patients using secretagogues. Secretagogues help balance hormone levels by stimulating the production of other hormones. HCG has a similar effect on progesterone and estrogen levels in women. Sermorelin in a peptide that stimulates growth hormone production similar to GHRH.

 

Growth hormone has many effects on your body:

  • Improves bone health

  • Increases muscle mass

  • Promotes fat burning

  • Maintains growth of organs except brain

  • Helps regulate blood sugar levels

  • Supports pancreatic function

  • Boosts immune function

 

There are some concerns about HGH and cancer risk.Our growth hormone levels are highest when we are younger and then decline with age. Our cancer risks increase as we age. Since growth hormone levels decline as we age and cancer risks increase it would make sense that growth hormone deficiency may increase cancer risk. Despite these theoretical risks and benefits, we feel that it is all about balance.

For example, in brain function, balance is very important:

“Data suggest that not only absolute levels of sex hormones but also the balance between estrogen and testosterone and their metabolites may be important for cognitive function in women.”

Despite the potential risks and benefits of growth hormone therapies, there is evidence that maintaining optimal growth hormone levels (IGF-1) can decrease your overall healthcare costs (and overall mortality risks):

 

“Subjects with low in contrast to intermediate IGF-I exhibited 30.6% higher annual total costs 5 years after baseline examination, corresponding to a difference in adjusted costs of EUR436.61.”

 

Oral vs. Transdermal DHEA

  • Your hair is dry

  • Your skin and eyes are dry

  • Your muscles are flabby

  • Your belly is getting fat

  • You don’t have much hair in your armpits

  • You don’t have much hair in your pubic area

  • You don’t have much padding in your pubic area

  • Your body doesn’t have much of a special scent during sexual arousal

  • You can’t tolerate noise

  • Your libido is low

幸せなカップル

DHEA, also known dyhdroepiandrosterone, is very abundant in our bodies at younger ages but as you age your levels decline. DHEA is converted into pheromones by our bodies so one symptom of deficiency is lack of special scent during sexual arousal. The best way to take DHEA is transdermally in order to bypass the liver. DHEA is one of the most plentiful hormones in our bodies when we are younger. Its decline in your body can have a significant impact on libido and youthful appearance.

 

Thyroid Deficiencies Are Common In Women

  • You’re sensitive to cold

  • Your hands and feet are always cold

  • In the morning your face is puffy and your eyelids are swollen

  • You put on weight easily

  • You have dry skin

  • You have trouble getting up in the morning

  • You feel more tired at rest than when you’re active

  • You’re constipated

  • You’re joints are stiff in the morning

  • You feel like you’re living in slow motion

頭痛

Low thyroid is more common in women than men. The test most often ordered to screen for thyroid problems is called TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone, and is practically useless in evaluating function. This is because TSH is just the signal from the brain to the thyroid. We want to know how much thyroid hormone is actually being made. To do this we measure T3 and T4 and other blood levels and often find that the levels are out of balance despite being treated with synthetic thyroid hormones.

Thyroid hormones are meant to be released slowly over several hours but more thyroid medications just give a big spike. With combination, T4 and T3, natural thyroid hormones can potentially provide more sustained levels. In addition, autoimmune thyroid is very common in women and often leads to sudden surges of thyroid hormones being released during the “attack phase”. Patients may notice this as sudden increases in heart rate and a feeling of anxiety.