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Know the Alarming Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

by Rajesh Gotan

Hormones are the chemical messengers that trigger tissues and organs to perform – what to do and how to do? The signs of Hormonal issues vary on the basis of which Hormonal imbalance has arisen in the body.
Therefore they play significant and integral role in many of your body’s vital processes. Like Metabolism and Reproduction are controlled by Hormones!

When we have too little or too much of Certain Hormone that is when we call it Hormonal Imbalance. And Hormonal Imbalance can have profound and serious effects throughout our body.

Hormones fluctuate with various stages of age like puberty, mensuration and pregnancy. However, they also vary due to the life style and some medical conditions.

The Signs that You Must Watch Out for Hormonal Imbalance:

1. Thinning and Loss of Hair

One of the most common type of hair loss in men and women female or male is pattern hair loss – in technical terms, it is called androgenic alopecia.   There can be a genetic reason or it can be Hormonal. The Hormones that can cause Hair loss include:

    • High Level of Cortisol

    • High Level of Testosterone

    • High or Low Thyroid Hormone

In most of the cases, the most common Hormone responsible for Hair Loss is Cortisol. This Hormone increases due to stress that send most hair into phase of resting, followed by shedding. In today’s lifestyle, stress has become a very prominent cause.

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2. Lack of Libido

Libido is about decreased interest in sexual activity. It is quite common in women during peri-menopause or menopause.  However, work or personal life related stress can also affect the libido and also any medical condition of Anxiety or Depression.

3. Unusual Weight Gain

There are quite a number of hormone related conditions that can cause weight gain. Low Thyroid Hormone level, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) or Menopause.

The most common reason for unusual weight gain is Thyroid Gland Dysfunction. A simple Thyroid test can rest the guesswork.

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4. Poor Skin Health

A persistent adult acne can be a sign of imbalanced sex Hormones. In women, PCOS is the common hormonal malfunction that creates multiple symptoms including poor skin health. A dry Skin can also mean that there are chances of Thyroid problem.  

5. Infertility

One of the leading causes of infertility is Hormonal imbalance. Both men and women are likely to be effected by it. Hormone specific lab tests can help in figuring out if Hormonal imbalance is causing infertility.

In addition to the above symptoms, both men and women can experience some other symptoms. These include growth of facial hair, irregularities in periods and vaginal dryness in women and   erectile dysfunction and decrease in body hair growth in men.

However, having one or few of the above symptoms does not necessarily imply that there is a hormonal disorder.

But if you find yourself dealing with any notable change in your body, you should consult the medical expert.

If you are able to get the timely diagnosis done, most the above issues can be treated by adopting to good life style changes and medications.

It is seen that adoption of exercise and good diet can bring about significant relief to the above conditions.

Stay aware, stay healthy!

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