Whether it’s time for an annual screening or you have disquieting concerns such as pelvic, vulvar, or vaginal pain or abnormal bleeding, the idea of visiting a gynecologist can evoke anxiety. At Evergreen Gynecology
, we're excited to provide the women of Southwest Washington and Portland the kind of clinic that we’d want to visit: one that is non-judgemental, relaxed, and makes you feel comfortable. Here, you’re treated as a woman and individual with unique needs and expectations, not just a number or a set of symptoms. If you have gynecological concerns, you should have them checked. Contact us to schedule an appointment!
Proper hormone balance is essential for women to maintain optimal health. Unfortunately, our hormone levels can quickly fluctuate with age, stress, diet, and other factors, leading to numerous health problems. Staying healthy requires an optimal balancing of three key hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Decreased or improper production of these hormones can be triggered by an underlying health condition, stress, or menopause.
Symptoms of Female Hormone Imbalance
The most common symptoms of an estrogen deficiency are low libido, vaginal dryness, and hot flashes. Other symptoms include:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Menstrual irregularities
- Loss of breast fullness
- Bladder infections and urinary incontinence
- Joint pains
- Bone thinning or osteoporosis
- Coronary artery disease
The most common symptoms of low progesterone are heavy periods, infertility, and increased belly fat. Other symptoms include:
- Poor sleep
- Anxiety, mood swings, irritability, anger
- Endometriosis and uterine fibroids
- Cysts on the breasts and ovaries
- Abnormal heart rhythms
Symptoms of low testosterone include low libido, depression, low muscle strength, and fatigue.
Since female hormonal problems can include the imbalance of more than one hormone, your symptoms might fluctuate depending on the time of the month, your stress levels, or other factors. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, ask your gynecologist how they can help with hormone therapy or other treatments.
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You don’t have to be afraid. If you have gynecological concerns, you have a caring advocate. Contact our office today at (360) 964-3060
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