Hormones, the messengers of womanhood, can affect your mood, food cravings, and your weight. Hormones are chemicals produced by an endocrine gland that is delivered to all of the tissues and organs found in the body throughout the bloodstream. They provide messages to the organs and tell them what to do and when to do it.
Hormones are responsible for regulating a lot of processes that happen in the body like regulating appetite and metabolism, sleep cycles, heart rate, sexual function, general mood and stress levels, and body temperature.
A hormonal imbalance means having too much or too little of a certain hormone. Every slight change that happens can cause serious effects on your body. Some hormonal changes in the body are normal, like changes in the body during menstruation and pregnancy. Menopause is another time for a normal hormonal shift in a woman’s life. Other times these fluctuations may be due to a medication or a medical condition.
Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance in women include:
1. Heavy or painful periods accompanied by abdominal pain, frequent urination, constipation, and painful intercourse can be due to a hormonal imbalance.
3. Acne on the face, chest, or upper back
4. Thinning hair or hair loss
5. High levels of estrogen, cortisol and insulin in the body can lead to weight gain and even make it difficult to lose weight.
6.Darkening of skin, especially along neck creases, in the groin, and underneath breasts
7. Skin tags
8.Vaginal dryness due to decline in your estrogen levels
9.Pain during sex