here are the 5 signs that can alert you

Fatigue, weight loss or on the contrary, extra pounds: what if you suffer from a hormonal imbalance? These are relatively common, especially in women.

Hormonal imbalances make life difficult for those who suffer from it. Relatively common, especially in women, they appear when the body produces too many or too few hormones. These chemicals are responsible for regulating sleep, libido, appetite, and even stress levels. An imbalance thus causes side effects.

Most of the time, the imbalances are normal and their cause is known: puberty, contraceptive pill, pregnancy… But if they do not resolve over time, they can be the manifestation of a disease such as thyroid disorders, diabetes or Addison’s syndrome. Here are the five symptoms to look out for to detect a hormonal imbalance.

Unexplained weight gain or loss

Kilos impossible to lose despite sport, or on the contrary, sudden weight loss? If you have kept the same routine but a drastic change is visible on the scale, it may be a hormonal imbalance. Since weight is linked to thyroid hormones, it is possible that your pounds are a sign of a thyroid disorder.

Excessive sweating

Because body temperature is regulated by hormones, hot flashes and excessive sweating can be signs of an imbalance. Again, it may be a problem with the thyroid, a small gland located at the base of the neck. Thyroid disorders most commonly affect women.

sleep disorders

Awakenings, insomnia, nights with little restorative… Hormones can be the culprits. They play a determining role in the quality of sleep. Menopause is a good example: the production of estrogen drops and that of progesterone stops, thus degrading the sleep of women.

Headaches

Some headaches, called catamenial migraines, are associated with hormones. They usually occur during menstruation and are linked to the sudden drop in the level of estradiol, a female hormone.

hair loss

Capillarity is an additional clue to detect hormonal imbalances. For example, hair loss can be a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormonal disorder in women of childbearing age. This syndrome results in excessive testosterone production, which can then manifest as infertility, heavy body hair and/or hair loss.

Note that hair loss can also occur during menopause, due to the decline in estrogen production.

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