Different organs and glands receive signals from the brain
to carry out its functions. Brain uses hormones to this purpose and they act like
chemical messengers. Hormones and its balanced production has a profound impact
on how you feel in your day to day life. You may experience a feeling of
irritability, memory problems, bloating and other noticeable symptoms due to
excessive or low production of certain hormones. Most people do not know the
cause of their irritability or the feeling of bloating or ups and downs. Below are 7 symptoms that points to a hormonal
imbalance. Our general conception is that hormonal imbalance is a problem
related to women only. But it is a problem that happens to people at any age
and effect both men and women.
Sleep is an essential
natural process for good health and proper functioning of our body. The
production of hormone progesterone is highly related to your sleeping pattern.
If its level is lower than usual, you may feel difficulty falling into sleep or
stay asleep in a deep level. You will have to stay continuously in a feeling of
not getting enough sleep or rest you need due to its low level. Even though
sleep problems due to hormonal imbalance mostly effect women, an imbalance in
endocrine effects both men and women.
Acne is a common problem experienced by most people. A break
out of chronic acne that won’t clear up is easily is a sign of acne due to
hormonal imbalance. Imbalance of the hormone called androgen cause this
condition. Excess production of androgen cause the overworking of oil glands.
This clog your pores and cause this type of acne. When there is too much
androgen hormone and not enough estrogen hormone in the body, women might
experience severe acne breakout.
Generally life habits, toxic exposures and hormonal
imbalances (inherited or acquired) can cause foggy memory. When you experience
difficulty remembering things or attention problems, it may be due to a hormonal
imbalance. You can feel a fogginess in your head area and feel hard to remember
things or concentrate on your work. These symptoms are also due to hormone
related conditions like thyroid disease.
A common symptom of
hormone imbalance is ongoing fatigue. Excessive production of progesterone
makes you sleepy and tired all the time. Fatigue is a physical or mental state
of weakness and ongoing may limit a person’s ability to carry out daily
activities A low level of thyroid hormone is also a cause of keeping you run on
A dip in estrogen level cause increased appetite. As a
result, you may want to eat more which results in weight gain. A decreased
level of estrogen also relate to your body’s levels of leptin which is a
hunger-reviving hormone. In middle aged women, their reduced estrogen level lower
metabolic rate and cause weight gain.
The hormones estrogen and progesterone effect the tiny cells
which are called receptors on the walls of your guts. When there is a shift in
this hormone, it effects the digestion process. The problems related to
digestive issues may worsen when there is a shift in these hormones. Slow
digestion and related bloating are common problems.
Some hormones play a part in how you feel. Key brain
chemicals related to your mood and emotions are serotonin, dopamine and
norepinephrine . Estrogen effects these brain chemicals and cause mood swings