Symptoms of Hormone Deficiencies

As men and women age, the levels of hormones in their bodies begin to fluctuate. As these hormones begin to fluctuate, the changing hormonal levels can have a number of long-term adverse health effects.

Hormonal Imbalance in Men

If you’re a man experiencing any number of the following symptoms:

Decreased libido (sex drive), night sweats, loss of energy, decreased strength and/or endurance, bad temper or grumpy, erectile dysfunction, Central obesity, deterioration of your ability to work, workout or play sports, weight(fat) gain , loss of sleep, need to go to sleep after dinner, and a difficult time enjoying life than you should consider Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy in Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Women also commonly experience hormonal imbalances. Symptoms that may indicate hormonal imbalance in women: mood swings, hot flashes, flushing, night sweats, height loss, depression, vaginal dryness, pain during sex, irregular menstrual periods or premature cessation of periods, increased fat deposits around the abdomen, general weight gain, swelling of hands and feet, difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep, sleep disturbances, decreased work performance and more.

Here are some of the most common types of hormonal imbalance experienced by both men and women:


As women age, they inevitably enter menopause. During this sensitive stage of life, fluctuating hormone levels often cause severe discomfort. Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy in Thousand Oaks, CA can help women experiencing menopause recover more rapidly and more effectively.


Also called” male menopause”, andropause is a substantial reduction of testosterone starting as early as 35 years of age. Andropause often results in erectile dysfunction, loss of libido and loss of physical and emotional strength, forgetfulness and mental fogginess. Hormone replacement therapy can help men overcome these symptoms.


Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. This means that the thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. This results in a slowing down of the metabolism which makes it virtually impossible to lose weight and often ensures weight gain. Hypothyroidism also causes a loss of energy and a loss of productivity.


The opposite of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism occurs when a thyroid produces too much thyroid hormones. This causes the metabolism to speed up, resulting in a loss of muscle mass, hyperactivity and often increased blood pressure and heart rate. Hyperthyroidism often leads to overeating, weight loss and a lack of sleep.

Adrenal Fatigue:

Caused by an overactive adrenal gland, adrenal fatigue is usually the result of prolonged periods of stress. When adrenal glands produce too much cortisol, it can actually rewire parts of the brain, causing a feeling of perpetual anxiety and irritability as well as severe depression. This ailment frequently results in loss of sleep, loss of productivity, depression and anxiety.

If you believe that you may be suffering from any of the above types of hormonal imbalances, you should consider beginning bioidentical (male, female, thyroid and/or adrenal depending which is necessary) hormone replacement in Thousand Oaks, CA as soon as possible. Investing in this innovative type of wellness care can help stave off the negative effects of aging, and ensure that you remain healthy, fit and happy for as long as possible.

Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness (CVAW) is a full-service Medical Office providing outstanding bioidentical hormone replacement care in Thousand Oaks, CA. Our on-staff doctor can diagnose your hormonal imbalance, and provide you with a wide range of practicable hormone replacement therapy options that will leave you feeling and looking your best. CVAW provides comprehensive solutions to a wide range of hormone-related health concerns. Contact one of our friendly representatives today to learn more.


Dr. Lawrence

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