12 Unusual Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance

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If you are noticing certain negative changes in your health and you are wondering if they could be signs of hormonal imbalance, you have come to the right place.

We often keep hearing the phrase "hormonal imbalance", and many of us may not be completely aware of what it actually means.

Hormones can be described as the chemical messengers or enzymes produced in the body, specifically in the endocrine glands, to carry out certain major bodily functions.

Hormones are responsible for some of the basic functions of the human body like inducing hunger, for reproductive activities, in the development of sexual organs, during menstruation, regulating emotions and much more.

There has to be a specific amount of hormones produced in the body; even if one hormone is produced in excess or if it decreases in production, it can give rise to a number of disorders.

There are certain very common signs of hormonal imbalance like weight gain, fatigue, etc.

Here are a few unusual signs that could tell you have a hormonal imbalance, have a look.


1. Constipation

Constipation could be a sign of hormonal imbalance, in which the thyroid hormone has a depleted production.


2. Bigger Eyes

If you notice that your eyes have widened all of a sudden, it could be a sign of hyperthyroidism, in which condition the thyroid hormone is produced in excess.


3. Stunted Hair Growth

Signs of hormonal imbalance include stunted hair growth due to the decreased production of certain growth hormones.


4. Memory Loss

Memory loss can also be a sign of hormonal imbalance when the thyroid hormone is produced in a lesser quantity.


5. Dry Skin

If you notice unexplained dry skin, it could mean that you are suffering from hyperthyroidism, a hormonal condition.


6. Yeast Infection

If you are extremely prone to yeast infection, it could mean that your insulin hormones are not in balance.


7. Constant Urination

Signs of hormonal imbalance can be the urge to urinate constantly due to the imbalance of the insulin hormone.


8. Bleeding Gums

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include bleeding gums that happens due to the increase in the progesterone level.


9. Swollen Feet

Again, if you have an increased production of progesterone in your body, you may notice swollen feet.


10. Metallic Taste

If you are experiencing a metallic taste in your mouth, it could be due to higher levels of HcG hormone that is secreted in the body during pregnancy.


11. Dark Spots

Signs of hormonal imbalance can be dark spots on the skin that may occur due to the increase in oestrogen hormone level.


12. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you feel like passing stools frequently, you may have IBS, which is a result of the thyroid hormone imbalance.

Read more about: hormones, constipation, thyroid
Story first published: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 15:40 [IST]
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