Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance
The signs of a hormonal imbalance might or might not be that obvious. Dietary changes and choices, stress, or diseases can all cause a chemical imbalance. Although women are more prone to a hormonal imbalance, men are affected by it too. Our bodies sends us signals, but they often pass or are not taken into consideration on account of stress and anxiety. But all these signals can lead to a better understanding of what’s really happening inside our bodies. Consequently, we can apply the best method of treatment.
Here are some of the signs of a hormonal imbalance.
Sudden weight gain or loss. Sudden drops or spikes in weight is a clear indication of a hormonal imbalance. They point to the health of your thyroid glands. To much or to little hormone secretion can lead to unusual weight gain or loss.
Constant fatigue and weakness. Common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, they point to the health of your adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands secrete cortisol and impact the secretion of serotonin. So when these two hormones are out of balance, you feel tired, depressed and stressed.
Hot flashes and night sweats. These two symptoms point to the health of your hypothalamus. This part of the brain regulates body temperature. So if you experience palpitation and inexplicably sweat, you could be suffering from a estrogen imbalance.
Insomnia and sleep problems. Low levels of progesterone and estrogen and women can cause poor sleep and sleep-obstructing symptoms. You sleep patterns will be disrupted and cause even further problems that result from a poor night’s sleep.
Mood swings and depression. Again, a hormonal imbalance of your thyroid gland can disrupt the secretion of serotonin and endorphin. What this means is that your happiness-producing hormones will be inhibited. In turn, you will be experiencing sadness, and negativity. You will also experience mood swings because your glands go into overdrive or don’t really work properly.
These are some of the most common sign of a hormonal imbalance. If you are aware that you’ve made dietary changes and choices, you are recovering from a negative experience, or are under constant stress and anxiety, take care of yourself better.
Watch out for the signals that your body is sending out. Don’t ignore them and take the appropriate course of treatment. If you feel the need, consult with a specialist that can point you in the right direction.