The hormonal imbalance can be a serious problem, that’s why it is important to be aware of its signs and causes. The most common causes of unbalanced hormones include polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, tumors, Cushing syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, trauma or some medications.
It is important for every woman to know how to recognize the signs of a hormonal imbalance. If you notice some of the symptoms mentioned below, consult your doctor immediately.
Unusual food cravings
Your sudden cravings for something sweet or salty might be a sign of hormonal imbalance. If you have increased appetite, it means your body produces extra ghrelin, a hormone that is stimulating your appetite. When this hormone is out of balance, it makes you feel hungry most of the time.
If you have problematic skin, such as dry skin, acne, or painful cysts, it might be a sign of a hormonal imbalance in your body. This means that your body is producing excess testosterone, which can cause oily skin and result in clogged pores and cystic acne.
If you experience severe headaches and migraines, and if this is happening often, it might be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. These headaches arise when your estrogen levels drop.
When your hormones change, it can cause our digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, cramps and stomach pain. If you notice some unusual changes in your digestive system consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Unexplained weight gain
If you can explain why you’re gaining weight, and you are physically active all the time or exercising regularly, you should make an appointment with your doctor. You could be suffering from serious health conditions such as polycystic ovary disease, diabetes or a thyroid problem.
Estrogen and progesterone are important hormones for your sleep cycle. If your body isn’t releasing enough progesterone, you’ll have problems to fall asleep. This means your body is dealing with a hormonal imbalance.