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What is a Female Hormone Imbalance?

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If you have a uterus, you’ve probably experienced some kind of hormonal changes throughout the month. In a healthy menstrual cycle, this usually involves some mild cramping during your period and moderate to light bleeding that lasts from 3 to 7 days. Other than some minor inconveniences, you find it easy to go on with your life. But what about when your period controls your life?

This could be a sign of a Female Hormone Imbalance.

Female Hormone Imbalances can occur when sex hormone levels reach above or fall below regular levels in your body. These important chemicals have many functions, including regulating mood, sleep, metabolism, reproductive cycles, and stress levels. When they become imbalanced, your entire body – and life – can be affected dramatically. Often, these conditions go undiagnosed for years, leaving individuals feeling like they simply have to live with these debilitating symptoms.

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Types of Hormone Imbalances

Estrogen and progesterone are the two main hormones in a menstrual cycle. The first half of the cycle is estrogen dominant because our body is preparing to ovulate. The second half of the menstrual cycle is progesterone dominant. This helps build the uterine lining to support a healthy pregnancy. Of course, if you don’t get pregnant, your body sheds its uterine lining in the form of a period. With the constant fluctuation of these hormones, any type of imbalance can become problematic. Let’s explore the two most common types of female hormone imbalances:

Estrogen dominance

This occurs when your levels of estrogen are much higher than your progesterone levels. Signs of estrogen dominance include painful, heavy periods, clotting, sore breasts, weight gain, mood swings, and headaches.

Luteal Phase Deficiency

This happens when our progesterone levels fail to rise adequately after ovulation. Low progesterone can cause symptoms of anxiety, poor sleep, infertility, missed or irregular periods, headaches, hot flashes, and low libido.

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