The moment the word “hormones” is uttered, for most people visions of raging menopausal women come to mind. That is just so sad. Hormonal changes affect EVERYONE from birth to death. Hormonal balance is vital to a healthy, cancer-free mind and body, but can be disrupted in many ways. Making sure that there is a hormonal balance is crucial to your holistic health lifestyle. It doesn’t take much to throw hormones out of balance, so we have nine tell-tale signs that will warn you that all is not quite right on the farm – that farm being your body of course!
1. Constant Weight Gain
Don’t blame your diet or workout if you’re not losing weight. Increased amount of Cortisols in your body can affect your blood sugar levels, which often causes increase in appetite and weight gain.
2. Poor Libido
Lack of Androgen in body can give rise to poor libido in men and women. This hormone is produced in the testicles and ovaries.
3. Feelings Of Fatigue
If you’re sleeping well, and still wake up feeling tired, this could be due to Cortisol. Cortisols lead to constant emergency response with regard to fight and flight syndrome. Stress also adds to your fatigue.
4. Low Mood
Incase you’re in a bad mood and often feel low, blame the overproduction of TSH through Hypothyroidism.
5. Insomnia And Interrupted Sleep
Women going through menopause often find it difficult to sleep. This is due to a big change in the hormonal balances, and insomnia makes the condition worse. The Estrogen maintains regular sleep patterns in women, and disbalance in it causes insomnia.
6. Excess Sweat
Women who go through menopause often experience hot flashes. They are known as night sweats at night in bed. This is a sign of underproduction of serotonin levels in the body.
7. Problems With Your Digestion
An imbalance of Gastrin, Secretin, and Cholecystokinin can make you experience problems with your digestion. They help to stimulate the digestive process that break food down into simple molecules, which is later absorbed in the bloodstream.
8. Craving For Sugar
Craving for sugar all the time is also a sign of hormonal imbalance, which is due to the Thyroid gland. It’s because of hypothyroidism, when your thyroid gland is underactive.
9. Hair Loss
It was believed that the main cause of hair loss is underproduction of Testosterone, but the main culprit is Dyhydrotestosterone (DHT). Since women have low levels of Testosterone, it is easily triggered in them.