Problems with endocrine system are not less dangerous than, for example, disorders of the cardiovascular or digestive system, because it can lead to serious consequences such as the development of diabetes, visual impairment, etc.
Hormonal imbalance does not always have specific symptoms. Its symptoms are often similar to a variety of ailments and are sometimes perceived only as cosmetic defects.
Therefore, it is necessary to know the warning signs when they appear and seek immediately for a qualified help.
It is better to eliminate a dangerous pathology promptly than to pay for your self-confidence and negligence with your health.
1. Sleep Disturbance
Many women say that it is difficult for them to fall asleep before the onset of menses. This may be due to a sharp drop in the hormone progesterone just before the menstruation. Progesterone level also drops after childbirth; so many women do not get enough sleep after this. It is not necessary to blame the child, but the lack of progesterone. Progesterone has relaxing properties, so when its level falls, women have slept disorders.
If you often experience hot flashes and night sweats, it may be because of hormone imbalance too. Previously we believed that these symptoms might be at a low level of estrogen. Now it is considered that the reason may be in too much estrogen and too little progesterone, or there is another hormone imbalance in the body (hormones of adrenal, ovarian, thyroid, pancreatic or gastrointestinal tract). All these hormonal systems are not always balanced, especially in middle-aged and older women.
2. Persistent Acne
Acne may appear periodically in women due to hormonal imbalance. But if a woman is suffering from a deep cystic acne all the time, your androgens (male hormone of testosterone) should be blamed in this. Testosterone stimulates the excessive production of sebum, which clogs the pores of the skin, bacteria are settled there and inflammation occurs.
3. The Deterioration of Memory
If you have noticed a certain forgetfulness, if you do not remember where you put your keys, etc., it may be related to your hormonal imbalance.
If you have experienced stress recently, your body produced a high level of the stress hormone cortisol. Studies have shown that high level of cortisol impairs learning abilities and memory. Therefore, you must learn something new; take some decisions in a calm state. Not the stress should be blamed for all our troubles, but our attitude to it!
4. Constant Hunger
Do you always want to eat? And this wonders you? Did you become fatter and cannot lose weight? It is believed that with age weight gain in women is inevitable. Scientists believe that this is due to the imbalance of hormones. First, there is adrenal fatigue, then thyroid insufficiency, fat deposition in the abdominal area, etc.
It is important to eat right. It is important to do physical exercises. However, your hunger and desire to eat may be related to your hormones. And you can believe that your strength of will, cannot be stronger than hormones.
And how do you sleep? Are you getting enough sleep? One study with human volunteers has shown that sleep deprivation leads to the increase of the hormone ghrelin, which causes hunger and the decrease of the hormone leptin, which reduces appetite.
This explains why people who sleep less than 7 hours per day, generally have more excess weight, compared to those with a normal sleep duration.
All people have such days when they are very tired and want to sleep. Sleep restores their strength and vivacity of spirit, relieve fatigue.
And if this fatigue does not leave a person every day?
The lack of thyroid hormone may be responsible for the state of fatigue and this illness is called hypothyroidism.
Thyroid hormones control metabolism in humans. In a case of insufficiency of these hormones, metabolism decreases, weight increase and it is very difficult to reduce it. No diet or exercises help.
6. Changes in the Mood, Depression, Headaches and Migraines
Mood changes and depression is a frequent phenomenon revealing the imbalance of hormones in the body.
Headaches and migraines may also be associated with hormonal imbalance and menstrual cycle. If you have headaches and migraines, scientists recommend to keep a diary, take notes when this occurs, how their occurrence is associated with the menstrual cycle and food. Thus, it is possible to find out whether they occur by accident or have any triggers.
7. Loss of L ibido
Hormonal imbalances can cause a woman to lose interest in s ex. This is attributed to an imbalance of hormones, low estrogen level. All needed information about it you might read here.
When it is the menopause, there is a decrease in estrogen level, which causes changes in the v aginal wall. This may cause v aginal dryness.
With age, women with a high level of estrogen can experience pain and lumps in b reasts, fibroids, cysts. That is why it is necessary to monitor the status of the b reast and eliminate the imbalance of hormones in the body.
If you have the symptoms of hormone imbalance, do not blame aging in this. And this is good news. All the problems with the hormone imbalance can be resolved. Doctors recommend addressing to physicians with special training. A competent endocrinologist can help.
There are also some natural remedies (food, medicinal herbs, and supplements).
Endocrinology is a complex science and should be treated by a doctor, but you should have a clear understanding of all the prescriptions of the physician.