The Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

You likely remember your years of puberty being full of acne and other unpleasant hormonal changes. While you may have thought that those days were long behind you, at some point — and perhaps even now — you’ll be faced with another form of puberty. Except for this time, it won’t be because hormones are blossoming within your body. Instead, hormones will be decreasing. Both men and women will suffer from this condition. The degree with which it impacts an individual can vary, but by and large, the symptoms of hormonal imbalance are unpleasant. For women, it’s typically known as menopause. For men, it’s called andropause. Both have their share of unpleasantness. If you experience any of the symptoms that this article touches on, then you may have reached that junction in life.

Symptoms for Women

For women, the symptoms of hormonal imbalance are, perhaps, the most severe. The first aspect that you may notice — which may be a welcome thing for many women — is the end of your menstruation. For some women, it may just suddenly happen. No longer do you receive your periods. For other women, it’s a bit more of a longer experience. Your periods become lighter and more drawn out until, eventually, they stop occurring altogether. With the end of menstruation, however, comes a series of other side effects.

Perhaps the most prevalent are hot flashes. They can occur at random and may be so unpleasant that you feel ill. They can cause a spike in your mood like triggering your temper or an aggressive state. It can also wreak havoc on your sex life because it can cause vaginal dryness. Your sexual appetite may curb, too. For women who once enjoyed a normal sex life, this may prove disorienting and even cause their intimate life some problems. <

A hormonal imbalance can also cause problems with your weight. It’s easier to retain weight instead of losing it. In addition, it’s also harder to gain muscle or breakdown food that you eat.

Symptoms for Men

Men also receive their fair share of unpleasant symptoms from andropause. Perhaps the most obvious for men is a decrease in their sex drives. While you may have felt raring to go at any time, you may feel less inclined instead. Or you may even suffer difficulties in being aroused or performing. For many men, this can be a disconcerting experience.

In addition, it’s considerably harder to gain muscle and, in fact, men may lose muscle during andropause. This is because it’s actually a lot easier to gain weight. So, that muscle is reduced to fat which causes an overall weight gain. Men might also lose their hair and bone density.

A Solution

Luckily, there are therapies for treating hormonal imbalances. If you want to return to the life that you knew before and fight aging, then you should visit Spa Black in San Antonio. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.