It’s an issue that mainly impacts women. While all women suffer from time to time with the hormones that control their moods, a persistent hormonal imbalance can actually become something quite troublesome. A lot of the time there is a medical issue that is causing the mood swings and weight gain so there is no need to worry, simply go to your local doctor and they can help you manage the imbalance. Here are some signs and symptoms to watch out for if you suspect you have a hormonal imbalance.
1. Weight gain.
Now, you can’t necessarily blame your hormones for your weight gain if you happen to also be gorging on pizza, pasta and spend your days sitting on the couch. However, if you have noticed that even though your lifestyle hasn’t changed significantly that you are putting on weight, it could be down to your hormones. This also applies if you are trying to lose weight and doing all the right things, but not seeing results.
Feeling sluggish and exhausted every day? Fatigue is one of the first things you’ll overlook when diagnosing a hormonal imbalance. This is because you’ve probably always felt this tired so it feels normal and natural for you, but it’s not. Sufferers of chronic fatigue can manage their symptoms with a range of different things so don’t feel deflated.
Everyone has a few strange cravings now and again but if you have gone from hating all things salty to suddenly scoffing down pickles with salt and vinegar chips, your hormones could have something to do with it. Although they are tempting, avoid junk food as much as possible as the added sugars, fats and salts can really mess with your hormones.
4. Depression and anxiety.
Of course, depression and anxiety are themselves health issues that need to be addressed but for a lot of women their feelings of irritability and anxiety have a lot to do with having a hormone imbalance. If you’ve noticed that you suddenly want to stay at home on weekends and feel worried about things that never used to bother you, it is probably time to see someone that can offer you professional assistance.
5. Sex, what sex?
A low libido could be put down to a whole range of things, not necessarily a hormone imbalance but paired with other symptoms could mean there is something going on that you don’t know about. It’s important to remember it’s nothing to feel embarrassed about and that it genuinely does happen to a lot of women. Get it sorted out now before it becomes a real issue in your life.