Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms for Women
how to know if you have a hormonal imbalance

how to know if you have a hormonal imbalance

Can’t sleep, but feel tired? Gaining or losing weight unexpectedly? Experiencing an irregular menstrual cycle? Your hormones could be out of whack. Fatigue, weight gain, anxiety and other such unpleasant symptoms seem to be a result of just about every ailment. But in case you’re experiencing such symptoms, it’s important to know that a hormonal imbalance could be the cause and it’s likely you won’t even realize it. 

Northwell Health states that statistics show 70% of women are unaware of conditions like PCOS that may occur as a result of hormonal imbalances. Even upon self-reflection, when is the last time you thought of your hormones without cause (aka not during pregnancy or your period?) It’s not likely that our minds jump to hormones when we experience issues and that’s why we need to talk about it and we’re always here to help begin conversations. So, let’s talk about what to look for when it comes to imbalanced hormones.

 

How to Know If You Have A Hormonal Imbalance

Signs to look out for:

  • PMS
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Cold feet and hands
  • Dry/itchy skin
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Unexpected weight change
  • Hair loss
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Weak bones
  • Heavy or painful periods

 

These are just some of the common symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. If you experience one or more of these and are unsure of the cause, check with your doctor about your hormone levels. As women, it’s very common for our hormones to be imbalanced and identifying your symptoms and asking questions is the first step to restoring balance.

 

How to Balance Hormones

According to Healthline, a healthy lifestyle will improve your overall hormonal health and there are natural ways to keep your hormones balanced.

  • Eat lots of protein
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink green tea
  • Eat healthy fats
  • Manage stress

These simple tips you can incorporate into your everyday life can improve your hormone health and keep your mood steady. If you experience fatigue, anxiety, infertility, consistent weight gain, or any other symptoms, remember your hormones and ask your doctor about them – they could be the cause and the solution. 

 

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