Symptoms of Hormone Deficiencies
Hot flushes / Night sweats
You can feel a sudden sensation of heat spreading through your body. It often rises from your chest. It happens randomly during the day. The symptoms can include sweating, flushed skin, anxiety and increased heart rate. In some instances, you can feel faint.
Night sweats often precede day flushes. These can occur sporadically years before you notice that you have symptoms related to your menopause. The severity varies amongst women. You can experience slight dampness or mild sweating behind your neck and chest area as you awaken in the morning or you can feel drenched, resulting in the need to change your night clothes.
Therefore, sleep can be severely disrupted which can result in reduced energy levels, less focus and an inability to cope with your daily routine. In women who have quite a regular menstrual cycle, this often occurs a week or two before the start of their period. Other symptoms of estrogen deficiency include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Dry gritty eyes
- Recurring or persistent urinary tract infections (UTI) or cystitis
- Worsening of urinary incontinence
- Dry skin, appearance of ageing and wrinkles
- Thinning hair