Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal changes affect almost all body parts and bodily functions, ranging from mood to mental and sexual function. Do you often feel tired, or are moody and irritable? Perhaps the reason is exactly the hormonal status.
Hormones have influence on our mood and behavior. If the body does not secrete enough of a particular hormone, it comes to disruptions in the body and metabolism, and the work of the organs takes place with slowed pace.
Throughout life often we go through various hormonal changes, and they affect our life functions. Fortunately, when something is wrong with hormones, we can notice certain symptoms that when we know how to recognize them, could act.
If you notice the constant occurrence of any of these symptoms, talk to your gynecologist. He will give you the best advice, and in many cases, proper diet and regular healthy habits can help us in establishing hormonal balance.
Hormonal imbalance in women which is followed by specific symptoms generally occurs due to an imbalance of the two main hormones: estrogen and progesterone which are also the most important hormones in the female body.
Here are some signs how to recognize that you have hormonal imbalance:
- Constant weight gain
If constantly ascending weight despite eating a healthy diet and watch how much you eat, move and exercising regularly may have a disturbance in hormone levels. One solution to this situation is not eating sugar and products from wheat flour.
Stress hormone cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands.
When production of cortisol is interrupted for any reason, such as stress, for example, it can cause not only weight gain, but can also dictate which areas of the body to accumulate these unnecessary fat. Studies show that elevated cortisol levels can lead to accumulation of excess fat in the abdominal area.
This increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.
- Constant hunger
Overeating or constant desire for food, even after entering the meal is one of the indicators of a lack of a certain hormone. Try to discard sugars, dairy products, cereals, alcohol and beverages containing caffeine.
- Loss of libido
This is one of the striking means that something is wrong. Decreased sexual desire is often accompanied by insomnia and lack of sleep. Therefore, correct your sleep habits.
Androgen hormone is produced in men of their testicles and ovaries in women. The lack of this hormone can lead to poor libido.
- Mood swings
At one moment you are very happy and at other you are sad. You can be irritated very easy even for trivial matters. This can leads you to depression.
Moodiness that occurs without any particular cause is often caused by hormonal imbalance. If the occurrence of depression isn’t in clinical nature, then it is possible your body does not receive the necessary nutrients.
Very often one of the signs that arise when it comes to hormonal imbalance is frequent insomnia. Try every night to go to bed at the same time not to eat fatty foods at night. Practicing yoga can be a great way to deal with this problem.
You feel tired even at the beginning of the day, and the job was run at a slower pace? The reason may again lie in hormones and you should eat properly and walk enough per day.
Also, if you suffer from chronic stress you may suffer fatigue and adrenaline to, which will again cause for secession of high amounts of cortisol.