The human body is made up of different hormones, namely, oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone and each one is present in different quantities/levels in individual bodies. A perfect balance of these chemicals not only ensures that you’re physically healthy but also takes care of your internal body functions as well as psychological well-being.
Due to different internal or external(environmental/lifestyle) factors, the balance of these hormones gets disturbed and it can cause a myriad of problems for you. Usually, we don’t recognize this imbalance early on and suffer serious health issues later.
Here we are going to list some of the most common hormonal imbalance symptoms so you are aware and ready to work towards restoring this balance again.
1 Irregular periods
The most common sign that should immediately alert you about possible hormones problem is having irregular periods. This irregularity may mean not having regular cycles; it may also mean irregular flow. In either case, you should immediately visit your doctor.
2 Chronic Fatigue
It is normal to feel tired and exhausted after a long day, but if you feel continuously tired, even after sleeping well and resting, it may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance.
3 Weight gain
A stubborn weight gain that is refusing to go away no matter how much you diet or exercise may mean that something more is at play. A prescribed hormone therapy may help lose that extra weight.
An Oestrogen dominance most notably causes recurring acne. A proper combination of diet, exercise and hormones treatment stands the best chance of curing it.
5 Increased body/facial hair
If you suddenly see hairs sprouting up on your chin, under the jawline or just having lot more hair on your body than you used to, it is very likely that your body is battling with an imbalance in hormones.
6 Tender breasts
It is very common to have tender or sore breasts during PMS or even while during periods. However, if your tender breasts are coinciding with any other symptom in this list, it may be a sign of hormonal imbalance.
7 Cysts in ovaries or breasts
PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is caused by an imbalance in hormones. This condition is what causes many other symptoms of hormonal imbalance to flare up, like weight gain, increased body hair, mood swings, infertility and others. In some cases, PCOS can be serious and you must see a doctor soon.
Infertility is caused by low Testosterone level and is one of the most classic symptoms of hormonal imbalance. If you are having unprotected sex for around a year and there's still no sign of a baby, it may be your Testosterone levels acting up.
You should go see a doctor.
9 Low libido
An increase in Oestrogen or a decrease in Testosterone may very well be responsible for less action in your sex life. But it isn't something that a good hormones therapy won't be able to fix.
11 Mood swings
These may be more severe than regular PMS mood swings. They may be more intense and may last for long. If you feel your moods shifting rapidly from one extreme to another without any factors that you can attribute it to, it may be time to see your doctor.
12 Hot flashes/Night sweats
Having hot flashes or night-sweats is a symptom of Oestrogen dominance in the body. It is one of the most uncomfortable and irritable condition and can only be cured with a proper hormones treatment.
13 Sugar or carb cravings
A sudden increase in appetite or craving for sugar or carbs is a sign of hormones acting up. If you feel an increase in these cravings, it may time to book your doctor's appointment.
You can also develop stomach and digestive problems due to hormonal imbalance. These stomach problems include stomach pain as well as diarrhoea. If you're facing trouble digesting your food lately, a trip to the doctor may help things along.
15 Increased stress/anxiety/worrying
16 Memory loss
Being forgetful may be cute until it stops being cute and makes carrying on with life a daily struggle. If your memory is being unusually bad it may be a sign of hormonal imbalance.
18 Vaginal dryness
A dry vagina is an internal body symptom of Oestrogen dominance. Lube can offer temporary relief but only medically treating your hormonal imbalance can help you with prolonged relief.
19 Difficulty in concentrating
If you feel distracted most of the time, chances are a rise in Oestrogen levels is causing this.