Hormonal imbalance can frequently cause strange emotions, frustrations and anger for no apparent reason, because they are very important for the ovulation, mood, fertility and the health.
But they can be imbalanced, which usually happens in menopause, puberty and perimenopause, and also as a result of stress, menstrual cycle, contraceptive pills, pregnancy and improper lifestyle habits.
Hormonal imbalance as well as the mood swing with it, can also have a negative effect on the people around the person too, so it is very important to know how to recognize the early signs of hormonal imbalance and diagnose it on time.
Here are the 6 most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance:
1. Mood Swings
Mood swings are a common symptom of hormonal imbalance as well as feelings of madness, happiness, sadness and anger for no good reason. Mood swings are also a result of menopause and menstrual cycle but in these cases they are milder.
Estrogen leads to menopause and progesterone – ‘happy’ hormone can be reduces very fast.
2. Constant Weight Gain
Hormonal imbalance can also cause gaining weight, even though you are exercising on a regular basis. When the hormones are well balanced, weight loss is regulated by the metabolism.
In case of hormonal imbalance, the calories cannot be burnt in a proper way and the body cannot lose any weight. The most fat is buildup in the abdominal area, due to the estrogen and cortisol retaining.
Hormonal imbalance can also cause sleeping problems, and it is most common during and after the period of menopause, between 2-4 a.m.
The quality of sleep can also be disrupted by the lowered levels of progesterone and estrogen, and increased levels of cortisol, and night sweats.
4. Constant Hunger
Weight gain and cravings for food, especially sugar, can also be caused by hormonal imbalance, and this is due to increased level of ghrelin, the hormone responsible for appetite.
Increased levels of cortisol can cause feeling of tiredness and constant fatigues. The hormone cortisol is controlling the stress.
6. Libido loss
The sex drive can also be lowered in case of hormonal imbalance, because of the imbalance of the thyroid, testosterone, estrogen- which are the essential hormones for the feminine libido.
Besides this, it can also lead to dryness in the vagina, causing painful and uncomfortable sexual intercourse.