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4 Signs That You May Have a Hormone Imbalance

September 18, 2015 2 min read

Hormones, which are the minuscule chemical messengers in your bloodstream that direct your organs and body tissues to complete specific functions, have an effect on your well-being in a plethora of ways. From sexual functionality, cognition and mood to body temperature and the way you metabolize food, they're an important part of our everyday lives, and keeping them in balance is crucial. Not sure if yours ever get out of whack? Here are some warning signs. hormone imbalance
  1. Poor libido
Confused as to why you're not feeling in the mood lately? Lack of the hormonal Androgen in men's testicles and in women's ovaries can definitely cause a poor libido. 2. Feelings of fatigue If you're getting plenty of sleep but still feeling fatigued, this may be a sign of a hormone imbalance. Your levels of Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, may be too high. 3. Insomnia and interrupted sleep If you have a hormone imbalance, it is being addressed during your sleep, and lack of sleep will affect a variety of imbalances, including appetite, cardiac health, fertility, and mental health too. Estrogen aids in maintaining regular sleep patterns, so a deficiency in this hormone could also be the cause of sleep deprivation. 4. Constant weight gain hormone imbalance Sometimes you can feel like your diet and exercise are in check, yet your weight just won't go down. This could be due to Cortisol, especially if you've been experiencing a significant amount of stress lately. This hormone is secreted by the Adrenal glands, so when its production is disrupted, it can both cause weight gain as well as decide where the weight will increase on your body. Were these signs helpful in pointing you towards a hormone imbalance that you may have? Source: Eat Local Grown Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_109659" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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