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Women and Hormones

Hormonal deficiencies and common symptoms

THYROID

Fatigue

Increased sensitivity to cold

Constipation

Dry skin

Weight gain

Puffy face

Hoarseness

Muscle weakness

Elevated blood cholesterol level

Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness

Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints

Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods

Thinning hair

Slowed heart rate

Depression

Impaired memory

Enlarged thyroid gland 

ESTROGEN

Dry skin

Tender breasts

Weak or brittle bones

Trouble concentrating

Moodiness and irritability

Vaginal dryness or atrophy

Hot flashes and night sweats

Irregular periods or no periods 

Weight gain, especially in your belly

Headaches 

Decreased sex drive and painful intercourse 

Feeling fatigued and having trouble sleeping

PROGESTERONE

Heavy periods

Weight gain and fluid retention

Mood changes such as anxiety and depression

Sleep disturbances

TESTOSTERONE

sluggishness

muscle weakness

fatigue

sleep disturbances

reduced sex drive

decreased sexual satisfaction

weight gain

fertility issues

irregular menstrual cycles

vaginal dryness

loss of bone density