Are You Having Abnormal Hormonal Issues? When To See The Gynecologist

Posted on: 14 December 2019

Female hormones are very complicated. As you age, they change and sometimes swing quite a bit. Just when you get used to your own body and hormones, they change again. All of these changes can be difficult to navigate and you may not be sure when things are actually normal or when to see the gynecologist about these issues. Read on for a few hormonal issues that should send you to the gynecologist for a checkup.

Sweating Profusely

Sweating profusely is a sign of a hormonal issue. You may be experiencing sweating throughout the day, or at night when you sleep, then get very cold. This is something some women may experience as they get older and could be a sign of menopause. It can also occur after childbirth when your hormones are changing as well. If you are experiencing this issue and it's becoming a problem and isn't getting any better, contact your gynecologist to find a treatment  that may help.

Emotional Ups and Downs

This can happen throughout a woman's lifetime, especially during your period, or just before your period starts. If you are experiencing these emotional swings and they are very high and very low, you may need something to help such as extra hormones, or birth control that can help with your hormones as well. These overly emotional sways can cause a problem in your daily life, both personally and professionally. Don't let them interfere, seek help instead to help control your hormones.

Changes in Hair and Skin

Believe it or not, but your hormones can affect your hair and your skin as well. If your hair is extra greasy or it is dry and falling out, it's a hormone issue. If your skin is greasy or it's dry, it's also a hormonal issue. If you are experiencing any of these things, seek help from your gynecologist. These types of changes can occur throughout your lifetime, but if they are noticeable and becoming a problem for you, it's time to seek professional help. 

Low Sex Drive

A low sex drive may be due to a hormonal imbalance. If you have zero interest in sex, it's not because of your partner, it may very well be that your hormones just aren't what they used to be. Hormone replacement therapy may help with this issue and could improve your sex life.

If you are having any of the above changes or issues, talk to your gynecologist about them and get the proper treatment. Your gynecologist can test your hormone levels and get a better idea of what is going on with your body so you can get back to your life.