Signs Your Hormones are Out of Balance

We need hormones. Hormones are critical in regulating some essential processes in our bodies, including appetite, metabolism, sleep, reproductive cycle, sexual function, body temperature, and mood. It makes sense, therefore, that when hormones get out of sync, they can produce some very unwanted symptoms. In fact, hormone imbalance can impact the way we feel, act and look.

What are Hormones and What Makes Them Fluctuate?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system and released into the bloodstream. They do far more than allow us to reproduce. When balanced, hormones are meant to help our bodies function properly. They can influence our skin, mood, sleep, and much more.

Unfortunately, hormone production can easily rise and fall, especially for women. In fact, female hormone levels naturally fluctuate at various life stages, including puberty, during monthly menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause. Hormones can also be affected by certain lifestyle choices and medical conditions.

When there is too much or too little of a certain hormone, it is referred to as an imbalance. Since we can’t measure our hormone levels without a physician, it is important to recognize the outward symptoms this imbalance can cause in our bodies. Unfortunately, these symptoms rarely go unnoticed.

Recognizing Hormone Imbalance

Think your hormones may be out of whack? Here are some of the most common warning signs of hormonal imbalance:

While hormone imbalance is common and even expected in women during certain life stages, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer the consequences. At North Pointe OB/GYN, we understand the disruptive symptoms that hormone imbalance can bring to your day-to-day life. Depending on the cause and severity, there are multiple ways to help restore hormone balance and allow you to regain improved well-being. Therapies can range from medication to lifestyle changes. Call today to get your hormone levels evaluated at our Cumming clinic.

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