Hormones are those chemicals in your body produced by the endocrine system. Throughout a woman’s lifetime they will naturally change- they cause puberty to begin and will eventually brig on menopause. There are moments however when you may produce too much or little of a hormone. This can set off some negative side effects in the body.

Now your symptoms will be dependent on which hormones are working improperly. We have compiled a list of symptoms that can come from a hormonal imbalance.:

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Heavy or painful periods
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Fertility problems
  • Low libido (sex drive)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Drastic weight changes
  • Body aches
  • Insomnia or poor-quality sleep
  • Depression or anxiety

What can cause a hormone imbalance?

There are actually a number of things that can contribute to an imbalance- These include:

  • Menopause
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Anovulation
  • Pregnancy
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Perimenopause and postmenopausal
  • Medications
  • Fertility treatments
  • Changes in diet and sleep
  • Use of caffeine and alcohol
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress

A lot of women will say their hormonal imbalance is caused by their period or menopause- but there could be a number of things that contribute.

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