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12 Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance That Many Women Ignore

Date July 4, 2018 10:23

When most people hear the word "hormones", they start thinking of a woman during menopause and how hormonal changes affect her health. However, we all are affected by hormonal changes from womb to tomb, and very few people understand what lies behind these changes.

Many women think that problems with hormones begin after 40-50 years, but the first signs of hormonal imbalance can appear at any age. It depends on a lifestyle and diet, how soon or late they occur. Moreover, air pollution and toxins in the environment can also have a negative impact on our health.

Don’t ignore these 12 symptoms that indicate hormonal imbalance.

1. Steady weight gain

If you are constantly struggling with excess weight, it doesn’t always mean that you are eating unhealthy. Excess weight can be a sign of hormonal disorders. Violations of the "stress hormone" cortisol level can lead to weight gain and cause fat deposits to accumulate in certain parts of the body.

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2. Decreased libido

Low sexual desire can also be one of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Androgen is produced both in men and women, and its deficiency can provoke a decrease in libido.

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3. Fatigue

Getting tired quickly can also be a sign of a hormonal disorder, especially if after having a good night’s sleep, a person wakes up already feeling tired. It can be caused by changes in the level of the same cortisol, which is produced in stress and anxiety.

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4. Bad mood

Thyroid gland disorders and high levels of TSH due to hypothyroidism can be partially responsible for apathy and bad mood, as well as irritability, increased anxiety, and depression.

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5. Insomnia and interrupted sleep

Sleep disorders often occur in women during menopause. Insomnia and interrupted sleep can be brought by major changes in the hormonal balance. Unfortunately, such sleep disorders only aggravate the situation.

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6. Excessive sweating

Such an unpleasant sign can also indicate a disorder in hormonal balance. Hot flushes, night sweatiness can be explained by endocrine system disorders, lowering the production of serotonin.

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7. Digestion problems

If you suffer from digestive disorders, it can be caused by an imbalance of three hormones of the gastrointestinal tract: gastrin, secretin, and cholecystokinin. These hormones promote digestion, and the disruption of their production leads to problems in the digestive tract function.

8. Craving for sweets

Another sign of hormonal imbalance is excessive craving for sweets, which can be brought about by thyroid gland disorders (in case of underactive thyroid gland or hypothyroidism).

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9. Hair loss

Hair loss can be caused by deviation of the levels of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone in the organism from the norm.

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10. Acne

Hormonal imbalance and, more particularly, excessive production of testosterone can increase function of sebaceous glands and therefore contribute to the appearance of acne.

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11. Unwanted facial hair growth

An increase in the production of the male sex hormones can lead to increased hair growth in women.

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12. Constant headaches

According to endocrinologists, they can be linked to a lack of estrogen - a female hormone that is produced by the ovaries and is responsible for the metabolic processes in the spinal cord and brain.

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If you noticed several symptoms of hormonal imbalance, don’t procrastinate and consult a doctor as soon as possible.

READ ALSO: 6 Everyday Things That Disrupt The Hormonal Balance


This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.