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Did you know that your moods, emotions, behavior and even your appearance are determined by your hormones?
Yes! they are.
It is interesting how these tiny signaling molecules dictate virtually every part of your life: from your state of mind to your behavior, body shape, eating habits and even your reaction to stress. In other words, the growth and development of the human body greatly depends on the function of hormones.
When your hormone levels are out of balance your body will definitely let you know. Needless to say, unbalanced hormone levels can end up causing undesirable changes in your appearance.
Here are 9 vital symptoms of hormonal imbalances that can affect your body.
Make sure you visit your doctor as soon as you notice any of these symptoms below.
Acne is one of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance. An outbreak of acne that occurs during your period, due to improper skin care or an imbalanced diet should not worry you. It is normal. However, if acne has become your constant companion, it’s probably a symptom of a hormonal disorder.
8. Excess weight
Weight gain is normally associated with poor diets and inactivity. Most people who are overweight struggle with their weight all their life, they try to fight it by doing exercises and watching their diet. Then there’s a group of people who lose weight so easily without any effort. If you are eating healthy and exercising regularly, but keep gaining weight hormone-related problems are most likely to be the cause of this injustice.
Chronic fatigue is also a possible sign of hormonal imbalance. If you sleep for 8 hours or more and still look tired, you could he having high levels of progesterone in your body. Take a blood test to measure the concentration of progesterone in your blood.
Excessive sweating isn’t always related to hormonal disorders. However, if you often break out in a sweat from nowhere and if it comes hand in hand with sudden hot flashes, you need to consult a doctor and get your hormone levels checked.
5. Dark circles under the eyes
If you are having less hours of sleep for example 3 hours per day, chances are high that you’ll get dark circles under your eyes.
Not even foundation will able to hide your dark circles. Lack of sleep is a sign for hormonal imbalance.
Depression can be another symptom of hormonal imbalance. Anxiety and depression can occur just before a woman’s menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, and in menopause.
Don’t hesitate to see an endocrinologist of you get more frequent anxiety attacks.
3. Breast changes
A low level of estrogen can make your breast tissue less dense while a high level can cause lumps or cysts.
If you notice breast changes or you feel a lump in your breast, visit your doctor immediately.
2. Hair loss
Excessive hair loss is one of the most common symptoms of a hormone imbalance. If you notice that your hair is falling out more often, even after using different kinds of shampoos and hair products that restore hair lost, please go visit your doctor as soon as possible to test your hormone levels.
1. Unwanted hair
It’s so ironic how some people struggle with hair loss, while others are busy looking for ways to get rid of unwanted hair.
Dark hair on unusual places like breasts, face, hands, or other parts of the body where hair is normally absent or minimal is a clear indicator that there are serious hormonal problems.
How to fix hormonal imbalance?
The best way to handle hormonal imbalance problems is by seeing an endocrinologist. This is a person who specializes in treating people with hormonal imbalances. Hormonal balance of the human body is very delicate and can be easily disrupted, it occurs naturally due to changes in the body or one’s surroundings. It can also indicate that there are some serious problems with exocrine and endocrine organs. Seeing an endocrinologist will enable you to check your hormonal levels.