Signs Your Hormones are Out of Whack
By Genevieve Cunningham
We first begin to hear about hormones in our preteen years. We get warned by adults about the onslaught of hormones that we are about to endure. Honestly, from the very beginning, we’re taught that hormones are a big, almost scary thing that takes over our lives and changes us from the inside out. Are hormones really that serious? Probably not quite, but the truth is that hormones are a big deal. When they’re not in balance with each other, it can cause some significant problems. And sometimes, we don’t even know that our hormones are acting up, which makes it hard to get the care we need to feel better. In order to keep your hormones under control and acting appropriately, take a look at these three warning signs that your hormones are a bit out of control.
Your Hair is Falling Out
Your hair is finicky when it comes to hormones. When your hormones are awry, it can really cause some serious problems with hair. For some women, hormonal imbalances can cause excess hair growth. However at the opposite end of the spectrum, it can also cause the hair to fall out in clumps. This can affect both men and women, and instead of being linked to one specific hormone, it has more to do with maintaining the right balance.
You Can’t Regulate Your Temperature
This one is tough to determine since so many things can affect our body temperature. But, many people with a hormonal imbalance will notice that they swing from freezing cold to burning hot. In fact, you’ve probably heard of the infamous hot flash many times before. The bottom line is that if you feel that something isn’t quite right with your constant need for blankets or a fan, get to the doctor and have your hormones checked out.
Your Fatigue is Out of Control
This is another that is hard to judge, as fatigue might be caused by being really busy. But excessive fatigue, as in can’t get out of bed or hold your eyes open, could definitely be indicative of a hormone problem. To determine whether your fatigue is normal or not, pay close attention. If you’re feeling especially tired, evaluate your current lifestyle. If nothing has changed or the fatigue still seems extreme, you might ask your doctor to test your hormones to see whether a problem is present.
Hormones are a big deal in our lives. They regulate or help regulate so many systems within our body. When even one hormone is suffering, all of our hormones and our entire body might suffer as a result. If you suspect a problem with your hormones, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for help. Chances are good you’ll get the help you need to feel better than ever right away.