Hormones are an essential part of your health, and your body is full of at least 50 different kinds. They’re chemicals that tell carry messages throughout your body to keep all of your tissues running smoothly.
Even though hormones are such an important part of your daily life, it can be difficult to understand their complexities and how to balance them out.
If you’re worried, you have a hormone imbalance but aren’t sure what the signs are, keep reading for a quick overview of symptoms.
Signs of a Hormone Imbalance
Your hormones are like a complicated baking recipe. If there’s too much or too little of a hormone, it can set your whole body off balance (and lead to short- and long-term symptoms).
Similar to how there are so many different types of hormones that affect different aspects of your body, there are also a multitude of different symptoms that might pop up if your hormones are out of whack.
Here’s a list of some of the top signs of a hormone imbalance:
- Adult Acne
Maybe you struggled with acne when going through puberty, a time when your hormones were raging a bit heavier than usual.
While acne can be a result of many different triggers, a hormonal imbalance is one potential cause. If you’re struggling with acne as an adult, whether it’s on your face, neck, or back, reach out to a doctor to find out how to best treat it.
- Irregular Menstruation Cycles
You’re likely aware that hormones are a big part of the menstrual cycle. So it makes sense that if your hormones are imbalanced, you’ll notice the effects this has on your period.
Periods that come irregularly or that are heavier than usual could be a sign of a hormone imbalance. Go here to speak to a professional about improving your hormone health.
- Depression or Anxiety
Your hormones can greatly impact your mood as well.
If you’re feeling depressed, anxious, or irritable, these could indicate a hormone imbalance.
Reach out to a doctor who specializes in this area. Not only can they help you find out if these emotions are caused by a hormone imbalance, but they can also direct you towards professional help to talk through these feelings.
If you’re experiencing infertility issues, it may help to know that hormone imbalances are often the culprit.
There are lots of different hormones involved in fertility, from progesterone to FSH. Luckily, there are tests that can be done (many of which can even be done in the comfort of your own home!) that can tell you whether hormones are impacting your fertility success.
Get to the Bottom of Your Hormone Imbalance
As stated above, these are just a few of the symptoms of a hormone imbalance. If you’re worried your hormones are not at healthy levels, contact a doctor who can answer your questions and lead you in the right direction.
Check out the rest of our Wellbeing section for more tips and information on how to stay happy and healthy.