Warning Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Women (Check THESE Hormones) - Dr. Westin Childs | Thyroid & Health Supplements That Work

Warning Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Women (Check THESE Hormones)

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The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
Warning Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Women (Check THESE Hormones)

These signs of hormone imbalance in women mean that you may have a hormone problem. Hormone imbalances are VERY common in women but frequently missed by doctors. Ignore these symptoms at your own peril.

Before we start, here are a few things to know:

#1. You know your body better than anyone else! Listen to your intuition. If you think you have a hormone problem you probably do.

#2. Doctors are not always the best source to treat hormone imbalances. You may think they are but their treatment often only includes birth control pills which only mask the problem.

#3. And lastly, there are two major types of hormone imbalances. Those that will not be missed by your doctor and those that probably will be. We are going to discuss the latter because they are often missed!

Signs of hormone imbalances include:
1. Weight gain (both fluid shifts + gain of fat mass) and in various areas of the body.
Belly fat = insulin
Arms = testosterone
but/thighs = estrogen/progesterone
neck/trunk = cortisol
2. Menstrual irregularities plus infertility.
Often caused by problems with estrogen/progesterone and thyroid problems.
2. Fatigue.
Fatigue is usually an indication of problems with testosterone, thyroid function, cortisol, or estrogen/progesterone levels.
3. Digestive issues (abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, distention, constipation/diarrhea).
4. Skin issues (acne, rashes, swelling of the skin, loss of fat, looking gaunt, puffy eyes, eyebrow hair loss, nail changes).
5. Hunger/food cravings (cravings for sugary foods/fatty foods, need food for energy).
6. Sleep disturbances or insomnia.
7. Mood changes with or without migraines.
8. Decreased sex drive (+ loss of muscle mass, depression of unknown cause).
9. Hair loss & potentially hair GROWTH in unwanted places.

What to do next? SEE A DOCTOR!

Which doctor? Look for doctors that specialize in:
Functional medicine, integrative medicine, anti-aging medicine, doctors that specialize in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or naturopathic doctors.
You may also find success with health coaches, nutritionists, and some chiropractors.

When you find the right doctor check these lab tests:
Thyroid (TSH, free t3, free t4, thyroid antibodies)
Sex hormones (estradiol, progesterone, testosterone)
Cortisol 8 am
Fasting Insulin
Fasting Leptin
Pituitary hormones/hypothalamic hormones
Inflammatory markers (ESR + CRP)

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This video is for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Childs and you. You should not make any changes to your medications or health regimens without first consulting a physician. If you have any questions please consult with your current primary care provider. Restart Medical LLC and Dr. Westin Childs are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis, or any other information, services, or product you obtain through this website or video.
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