What are your “sex hormones” anyways?

Basically, the ones you should be aware of are:

The “female” hormones estrogen and progesterone.

The “male” hormone testosterone.

It is important to know that although these hormones are usually classified as “male” and “female” – males still produce estrogen and females still produce testosterone (just lower levels).

What are the most common sex hormone imbalances?

Estrogen dominance in women.

Low testosterone in men.

What are the most common symptoms of Estrogen Dominance?

  • Unusual weight gain
  • Hormonal acne
  • Increased body and facial hair
  • Thinning skin and hair
  • Brittle hair/nails
  • Irregular periods
  • Low libido and/or vaginal dryness
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Intense mood swings
  • Insomnia

What are the most common symptoms of Low Testosterone?

  • Decreased strength
  • Loss in muscle mass and/or difficulty gaining muscle
  • Belly fat and/or enlarged breast tissue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hair loss
  • Low libido
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety and/or depression

If you recognize 3 or more symptoms, it is likely that you could be dealing with an imbalance. 

It is important to know that if a hormonal imbalance is left untreated, it can lead to serious long-term issues like heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension and even certain cancers.

If you are looking for a specific guide to follow, I highly recommend checking out the guide section of my website.


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