3 Signs Your Hormones are Out of Balance - 1st Week

By Genevieve Cunningham

The hormones in our bodies are oh-so-delicate. They swing and change constantly, and their balance significantly affects our overall health. When they are out of balance, it shows up in so many ways all over our body. While most of us imagine a pregnant or middle-aged woman when hormones are mentioned, each and every one of us relies on their function. To keep yourself healthy, check out these three common signs of a hormonal imbalance.

Hair Growth or Loss

If you suddenly find your hair growing rich and luscious, it’s probably a reason to celebrate. But what if that hair comes in on your ears or the tip of your nose? Yea, that can happen! On the opposite end of the spectrum, some may find that their hair suddenly seems to be coming out by the handfuls. Either extreme might signal a hormonal imbalance and should be seen by a doctor if not resolved quickly on its own.

Extreme Fatigue

It might seem like fatigue is just a part of life. After all, we’re all so busy all of the time. We’re busier than ever before, and so feeling exhausted at the end of the day is nothing new. But if your exhaustion has gotten worse than normal, or you find yourself desperate for an afternoon nap for weeks and weeks at a time, it could be a hormonal imbalance causing the fatigue. Take note of your exhaustion, notice its frequency and intensity, and tell your doctor about any changes.


This is the telltale sign of a hormonal imbalance. It's what we all imagine when we think of hormones: The infamous mood swing. Extreme moodiness or irritability could most definitely be the cause of a pesky hormonal imbalance. As your hormones swing from one direction to the other, it can make you feel a whole wide range of emotions. You may go from insanely angry to incredibly sad to happy as a lark in the span of five minutes. If you suddenly feel out of control emotionally, and your moods are a bit out of control, look to your hormones for an answer.

The health of your hormones matters so much for your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. If you suspect a hormonal imbalance, don’t be afraid to get to the doctor and get some help. With a little help, you can get your hormones under control and feel better than ever in no time.

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