Hormones and an imbalance.
Your health and your hormones are interconnected. It’s sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly why we don’t feel our best, but hormonal symptoms such as bloating, mood swings and a low sex drive can have a huge impact on our mental and physical health. These symptoms can change on a monthly basis with your period, or during times of change such as going on or off the Pill as well as during lifestages such as pregnancy or the menopause. Since hormones touch so many systems in our body, there is a large variety of symptoms and their impact shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s ok to try to make changes to manage mood swings or hair loss, these are not small issues, we know how deeply they can impact confidence, wellbeing and relationships. Hormones are extremely individual and understanding them is crucial for all women not just those trying to conceive or entering the menopause.
10 Common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women include:
- Painful and frequent bloating or indigestion
- Tender and painful breasts
- Hair loss or excessive shedding
- Mood swings different to your normal cycle and irritability
- Heavy, irregular, or painful periods
- Low libido
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks
- Hot flashes or flushes and night sweats
- Skin breakouts or acne during or just before menstruation
- Vaginal dryness
How do I know that I have hormonal imbalance?
If you have several of the symptoms above then you could have a hormonal imbalance. It is always a good idea to talk with your doctor as many of the symptoms could also link to PCOS, Endometriosis and they can run blood tests to check if your hormone levels are within what are considered normal ranges.
There are also lots of ways you can manage a hormonal imbalance naturally as well as apps and products which can help tackle the root cause and solve some of the common problems.