Hormone Imbalance In Women

According to Dr. Oz, women can experience hormone imbalance that can lead to decreased sex drive, obesity, increased body hair, and even cancer.  These conditions are related to either too much or too little of two hormones: estrogen and testosterone.

Elevated estrogen levels can be caused by extra weight, as fat cells produce estrogen.  This is concerning, as too much estrogen can lead to breast and uterine cancer.  Convers, as women reach menopause, there is a natural drop in estrogen that can lead to traditional menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings among others.

Increased testosterone in women is related to a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  Symptoms can include cycle irregularity, hair loss, increased body hair, as well as a deeper voice.  Decreased testosterone can be the result of the aging process.  In the years prior to menopause, women may produce less sex hormones which can decrease sex drive.

Testing for both estrogen and testosterone is convenient and affordable, and check out http://www.oprah.com/health/Hormone-Imbalances-How-to-Tell-if-You-Have-a-Hormone-Deficiency/2#ixzz28ZNQvMDY for tips from Dr. Oz on what can be done to help remedy these conditions.