7 Signs Your Hormones Are out of Whack ...

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7 Signs Your Hormones Are out of Whack ...
7 Signs Your Hormones Are out of Whack ...

Have you ever wondered about signs your hormones are out of whack? If so, you are not alone. Many women have hormone imbalances at every age. There are many ways to tell if your hormones are off balance. While most of us think of estrogen and progesterone as being the key hormones in the female body most likely to throw a woman off balance, there are many other hormones that can wreak havoc as well. For more information check out these 7 signs your hormones are out of whack.

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1

Crummy Sleep

One of the first signs your hormones are out of whack is poor sleep. You might have a hormone imbalance if you are having trouble falling or staying asleep. Hormones like melatonin and cortisol affect sleep. It's no surprise to hear that cortisol affects sleep considering that cortisol is directly linked to the body's stress levels.

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Changes in Skin and Hair

It’s no surprise that acne and breakouts or oily hair are related to hormones, but did you know that dry skin and hair or even hair loss can be a result of hormones? It’s true, low thyroid can cause these things. Fortunately low thyroid function is easily detected through a blood test and corrected by taking a small pill every day. Be sure to see your doctor if you have noticed any of these changes in your skin and hair.

3

Tiredness

Are you feeling tired despite regular sleep? Constant fatigue can be a sign of a hormone imbalance. Of course fatigue is also a symptom of many illnesses. If you wake up feeling fatigued after a full night's sleep, consult with your doctor to find the exact reason behind your tiredness.

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Moodiness

Mood swings and irritability are common hormone problems, but it may not always be related to your period. Even severe moodiness during PMS is not normal. If you are feeling this way your cortisol, testosterone, or estrogen levels may be the culprit. Without proper treatment, occasional mood swings can escalate into anxiety or depression.

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Hot Flashes

Most of us think of hot flashes as being a symptom of menopause, which we all know is related to hormones. However, hot flashes are also related to other hormones being out of whack. You may experience hot flashes if your cortisol level is imbalanced.

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Food Cravings

If you find yourself with an overwhelming craving for carbohydrates, it is possible you are having problems with your insulin. Insulin helps regulate blood sugar. This could be a sign of diabetes or insulin resistance. Blood sugar and insulin problems aren't something to mess around with. The sooner this hormone imbalance is detected, the sooner you can get it under control.

7

Weight Gain

Weight gain can be a sign of several different hormone imbalances. Cortisol, thyroid hormones, insulin, and estrogen levels can all affect your weight. If you have noticed a change in your weight, yet your diet and activity levels have stayed the same, talk to your doctor about hormone testing.

Having hormones out of whack isn’t a fun time. Luckily, you are now aware of the different symptoms of hormone imbalances. If you think your hormones are off, you need to consult your doctor. After telling her your symptoms and concerns, she can order the proper test and help you get back to normal. If you have any experience with wacky hormones, please share your story with us.

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I gained 10kgs...

I have been out of wack for a while, But I have to wait 7 weeks before I have been weaning off of a anti depressant for my anxiety, anyways was on them for 9 years, I really hope I go back to normal if not I have saved this to look back and then I would be able to help me:) thank you!

@Samantha Jeffers Yes! I found tiredness was the worst in my first trimester.

Have all but 1 and I'm only 23. On the cravings though I crave salty or sour things or weird stuff like pickles on tacos. Not pregnant due to being on depo shot for pmdd but feel like something hormone related is causing my pulse to constantly be 130-165bpm resting and I see a cardiologist who won't help me much and my primary doctor won't either they say it's anxiety and I'm on Valium and other antidepressants so I don't know what hormone to check but I'm almost certain something is certainly out of whack.

I've hade all of these symptoms since a young age and they keep me from having a normal life or relationships but I've been tested for thyroid irregularities and it was all normal, what kind of specialist should I consult to get any of the other test made? Thank you in advance

I feel like my hormones have been all out of whack lately, but none of these apply to me... :-/

I've had hormone probs all my life but I'm confused. How do I know what to take or how to get tested? I'm a grumpy cow majority of the time :(

i have all of these. yay...

But thanks

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