As you know, hormones play a leading role in all the processes of our body. They affect our mood, behavior and even appearance.
We advise that you read the following symptoms. If you experience any of them you should consult your doctor so that they can prescribe the right treatment.
Because of the malfunction of hormones, you can gain weight faster or take a long time to lose weight.
It’s no secret that hormones are responsible for sweating. If you often break into a sweat out of nowhere, it is better to consult a doctor to see what is wrong.
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.
In the case of more frequent anxiety attacks, talk to an endocrinologist.
Everyone gets acne from time to time, whether it’s from puberty, your menstrual cycle, a particularly stressful week, or the occasional indulgent meal. If acne becomes chronic, with seemingly never ending deep, cystic outbreaks, this could be a sign of a larger hormonal issue. Chronic adult acne could be a sign of low levels of estrogen and progesterone and high levels of androgens, and could also signal Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Also, eating too many simple carbs such as white bread and pasta, and too much sugar (even “healthy” foods like granola bars and fruit juice!) can cause your hormones to become unbalanced and cause acne. These high glycemic, high sugar foods raise your blood sugar levels and load your body up with glucose. Your body then has to secrete insulin to collect all of that glucose, and that constant release of insulin increases the rate at which your body converts the hormone testosterone into the chemical DHT (a potent form of testosterone) in your skin. This then triggers an overproduction of sebum which blocks your pores and causes pimples to form.
While most doctors will prescribe topical retinols and birth control pills, there are natural ways to solve the problem including dietary changes, herbs, and vitamins. Read here for more info on natural acne solutions, and consider consulting a naturopathic doctor who specializes in female hormonal imbalances and skin problems.
5. Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
Chronic circles may be a sign of an adrenal fatigue issue. This can lead to an elevation of cortisol; which means bad sleep and loss of energy.
If you often feel that you are exhausted it may be caused by a hormonal imbalance. It’s possible that you are suffering from a lack of progesterone.
7. Hair loss
This symptom is not a secret to everyone. If due to your shampoo, which you constantly use, your hair began to fall out, then the problem is definitely not caused by your shampoo. Check the level of hormones, since hair loss is most likely related to it.
8. Breast Changes
Changes in breast size or density can be caused by estrogen changes. It can also cause lumps, which should be immediate cause for seeing a doctor.
9. Unwanted hair
If you are a woman and are experiencing excessive hair growth on your upper lip, stomach, chest, or back, you may have increased levels androgens (the male hormones), also known as Hirsutism. This can also cause acne, a deeper voice, and small breasts, and can be caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cushing’s Syndrome, or tumors in your adrenal glands or ovaries. If you think you have Hirsutism, see you doctor or health care provider right away.