10 Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms
One of the reasons that menopause can be so uncomfortable is the hormonal imbalance it causes. Beginning in perimenopause, the amount of hormones produced begin to change and not be in sync with each other. As a result, you can be left with symptoms that leave you miserable and frustrated.
There are reasons other than menopause which can cause hormonal imbalance, too. A poor lifestyle, thyroid issues, genetics, and fibroids are just some of the other reasons you could be dealing with hormonal imbalance. If you use birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the incorrect dose, they, too, can be culprits.
Below are 10 common symptoms of hormonal imbalance:
- Anxiety, depression, and irritation
- Brain fog
- Cravings and increased appetite
- Decreased libido
- Digestive problems
- Exhaustion and fatigue
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Insomnia or restless nights
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain especially in the abdomen
Long term hormonal imbalance can cause new health issues, so it is important not to ignore these symptoms. Keeping a detailed symptom diary can help you determine if your symptoms are chronic and affecting your overall health and quality of life. You might be able to pinpoint a connection between medications, diet, exercise, etc. as well. You can also share your symptom diary with your physician to help him better access your situation and offer you the most appropriate treatment.
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support. Reprinted with permission: 10 Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms