8 Alarming Red Flags That Might Indicate A Hormone Imbalance

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Symptoms Of Hormone Imbalance
Hormone Imbalance Symptom #1: Hair Loss

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According to the Mayo Clinic, one common symptom of a hormone imbalance is hair loss.

They explain:

Hormonal changes and imbalances can cause temporary hair loss. This could be due to pregnancy, childbirth, or the onset of menopause.

Hormone levels are also affected by the thyroid gland, so thyroid problems may cause hair loss.

Hormone Imbalance Symptom #2: Sudden Weight Gain

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If you realize you’re suddenly gaining weight out of nowhere, it may actually be a sign of a hormone imbalance.

The New York Times reports that studies done on mice indicate that hormone levels may have a huge impact on weight redistribution and weight gain.

Hormone Imbalance Symptom #3: Jawline Acne

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According to an article published in Teen Vogue, when women break out on the lower third of their face — like the jawline, chin, and neck — it’s usually due to hormones.

When we have hormone imbalances, it stimulates oil production, which causes bacteria and acne.


Hormone Imbalance Symptom #4: Hot Flashes

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Another common symptom of hormone imbalance is hot flashes.

Many women associate hot flashes solely with menopause, but they can actually be due to any hormone changes.

Hormone Imbalance Symptom #5: Night Sweats

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Similarly, night sweats can also be caused by a change in your hormones.

According to the American Osteopathic Association, night sweats can be caused by menopause, but they can also be a result of a hormone imbalance or disorder.

Hormone Imbalance Symptom #6: Painful Cramping

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According to Christiane Northrup, M.D., many women suffer from menstrual cramps, but when your hormones get off balance, it may cause your menstrual cramps to get worse.

If you have a significant hormone imbalance, it may make your cramps suddenly unbearable.

Hormone Imbalance Symptom #7: Moodiness

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According to the Women In Balance Institute, “hormone imbalances cause many women to overreact to things that never used to faze them.”

If your hormones aren’t balanced, it can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and more. It sounds like a stereotype, but if your mood is all over the place, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels might be to blame.

Hormone Imbalance Symptom #8: Heavy Periods

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Just as hormone imbalances may lead to more severe menstrual cramps, they may also lead to heavier periods.

The Mayo Clinic explains that hormones, which regulate the buildup of the uterine lining, can cause excess menstrual bleeding when they get off balance.

What To Do

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If you think you may be experiencing a hormone imbalance, talk to your doctor — they can help you come up with a treatment plan.

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