A hormone is a chemical substance which controls and regulates the activity of our organs and cells. There are many hormones which are secreted by particular glands. Hormones control most of our desires, moods and bodily function. When these hormones stop functioning properly, it results in Hormonal imbalance. Imbalances occur when the proper nutrients are not consumed or a person is going through stress and depression or toxic influences. There are many reasons for hormonal imbalance in women’s.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance: Women’s Health
1. Sleep Imbalance
If you aren’t getting enough sleep i.e. maximum 8 hours of sleep, this can result in the hormonal imbalance. Insomnia is a common side effect of Hormonal Imbalance. If men have low testosterone levels they may have hormonal imbalance while in women low level of progesterone. It can be recovered through therapy or can be helped by herbs.
Fatigue can be one of the signs of Hormonal Imbalance. You feel sluggish when there is a fault in your sugar level. You feel tired all the time. This happens when you have an excessive amount of progesterone. Excess progesterone tends to make you feel sleepy. Go for a check immediately.
3. Weight Gain
Continuous gaining of weight can also be a symptom of Hormonal Imbalance. Maintaining a healthy weight is difficult when you have an underlying hormonal imbalance. One can maintain a healthy weight is by making small changes in their diet such as eliminating sugars and wheat or processed food, and also by exercising regularly.
4. Poor Memory
Poor memory happens when there is a change in your estrogen and progesterone level. It makes it harder for you to remember things and also makes your head feel foggy. It also reduces the span of your concentration, thus resulting in concentration problems. This happens especially during peri-menopause and menopause. Memory fog also happens when there is an imbalance in your cortisol level.
5. Irregular Period
Irregular periods can be a reason for Hormonal Imbalance. It can also be a symptom of health problem like PCOS i.e. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Usually period comes in 21-35 days if you miss months or it doesn’t arrive at the same of every month, consult your doctor immediately.
6. Breast Changes
Changes in breast tissue are caused by too high or too low estrogen. Cysts or lump or dense breast tissues can be the result of high estrogen level whereas low estrogen level may cause decreased breast tissues. If you notice any such breast change, talk to your doctor.
Depression is one of the main cause of Hormonal Imbalance. It develops the feeling of despair, a person loses hope. Fast changes in hormone levels cause moodiness, grumpiness and the blues. Estrogen is also responsible for such change in behaviors and activities. It affects key brain chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and others. Therapies can help in reducing such actions and moodiness.
8. Loss of libido
Loss of libido happens when you have a really low level of testosterone. Testosterone is not only produced by men but also by women. Loss of libido can also start with disturbed sleep.
9. Digestive Problems
Bloating, slow digestion and gas are common Signs of Hormonal Imbalance. Consuming large proportions of junk food or not chewing your food properly leads to indigestion. Increase in digestive problem makes your digestive system weak and you start to depend on medicines. If you notice any kind of problem, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
If you notice any such signs from the above-mentioned ones, see your doctor for a full evaluation.