Posted by: Jade | 2010/04/29

Weird symptoms

hi Doc

I was on BCP''s for like 5 years and stopped for almost a year and i have these symptoms,

moderate thrush now and then , pimples on my jawline , oily skin breakouts and hair thinning on head alot and face and other body hair seems less too the symptoms worsen during PMS?

I have been tested for PCOS and it was clear? what could be the problem ... hormone imbalance?

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I presume that you have had hormone tests if PCOS was excluded. The oily skin and pimples may just be something you were born with. Manage it with cosmetic agents. Vi-gro is good for thin hair.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Anon | 2010/04/30

Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women tend to increase as a woman ages, especially if ignored in the earlier years. Hormone imbalance symptoms can be any one or more of the following:

o Allergy symptoms

o Depression, fatigue and anxiety

o Endometriosis

o Fibrocystic breasts

o Hair loss and facial hair growth

o Headaches, dizziness and foggy thinking

o Low sex drive

o Osteoporosis


o Urinary tract infections and incontinence

o Uterine fibroids

o Weight gain, water retention and bloating

o Wrinkly skin

Symptoms of hormone imbalance are caused primarily by the incorrect relationship between progesterone and estrogen levels in the body. The two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, exist in a delicate balance. Variations in that balance can have a dramatic effect on your health, resulting in symptoms of hormone imbalance. The amounts of these hormones that the woman''s body produces from month to month can vary, depending on factors such as stress, nutrition, exercise and most importantly & mdash  ovulation or the lack of ovulation.

In the first 10-12 days of the menstrual cycle, only estrogen is produced in the female body. If ovulation occurs, then progesterone is produced by the ovaries. On day 28 or so, levels of both hormones drop, resulting in menstruation. However, if ovulation did not occur, you can still have the menstrual period, but the estrogen is never " balanced"  by progesterone, which needed ovulation to trigger its production. And this results in symptoms of hormone imbalance appearing & mdash  you have estrogen but progesterone production drops to very low levels.

In the industrialized countries, women take birth control pills, are exposed to household chemicals at home, car exhaust and other environmental xenoestrogens. In addition, women often have stressful lives, eat processed foods or skip meals, take synthetic estrogen HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and have hysterectomies. All these factors can add more estrogen to the female body, resulting in excess estrogen which will cause hormone imbalance symptoms.

How can a woman tell if she is experiencing hormone imbalance symptoms? An easy, fast and effective way is to take the online test provided by a leading womens health clinic for early signs of menopause and symptoms of hormone imbalance in women. The online test takes just a few minutes and is free. Learn more about your health, symptoms, what the symptoms are telling you and what to do about it based on your answers to important questions. Read more about hormone imbalance, estrogen dominance symptoms and physician-recommended natural treatments for eliminating the symptoms of hormone imbalance.

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