Hormone imbalance is a topic that many do not imagine they would ever have to deal with in their lifetime. The truth is that many will have to deal with this health issue and knowing how to identify it will greatly prevent years of the stress and frustration that it can bring.
Identifying the symptoms of hormone imbalance can help place you on the correct path to improving your health and overall quality of life. Symptoms will vary from individual to individual.
Hormones act as chemical messengers that influence the way that the cells and organs in our bodies function. Hormone levels will not stay constant all your life. Levels fluctuate as you get older and change, but they can severely affect your body when you have a health issue going on or are taking medications, which can affect hormone levels in the body.
A very common symptom of hormone imbalance is irregularity of your period, if you’re a woman. A lack of period each month or an inconsistent cycle is deemed as irregular.
Another common symptom of hormone imbalance is weight gain. Those with a hormone imbalance have a hard time maintaining a healthy weight. A hormone imbalance affects cortisol production, a stress hormone that is responsible for the storing of belly fat.
Low sex drive or libido is another common symptom.
According to the Surrey Park Clinic:
“The pelvic floor tissues are very sensitive to oestrogen and testosterone, and low libido can be very closely related to times of low hormone production such as after childbirth and in the pre and postmenopause.”
Contact us to receive a consultation if you may suspect hormone imbalance.
Topics: Hormones, hormonal imbalance, weight gain, estrogen, Health, women