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15 Signs You Have A Hormonal Imbalance And Are NOT Going Crazy!
Ladies, have you ever felt like just maybe you were going a bit crazy? You know what we are talking about: When you suddenly become angry, for little or no reason, then break down and cry a minute later. Or sometimes cry for no reason at all? Or those nights when you can’t sleep because you are hot but the house is only 52 degrees? You’re crabby and sad and hot and can’t think straight and someday you can’t help but wonder … Am I going crazy?
We often blame our hormones, and there is good reason for that. Hormones play a huge part in a woman’s life. They control our menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and fertility. However, when our hormones are out of balance, they can make us feel a bit crazy by affecting our mood, sexual desire, and sleep patterns.
Hormone problems can be quite common, so if you believe you might be having an imbalance you are certainly not alone. Certain things can easily throw out bodies out of whack: pregnancy, the Pill, menopause, menstrual problems, even lifestyle factors. Sometimes there are other causes such as a thyroid problem or diabetes.
Are you feeling out of control and a little bit crazy, but don’t know if it’s hormones or not? Keep reading for the most common 15 signs that your hormones are out of balance so you can relax and not worry so much about your mental health.
1. You Crave Sugar All the Time
If you suddenly find that you are craving sugar all the time, this is a common sign of a hormonal imbalance. Sometimes it is caused by the thyroid gland, but adrenal overload can also cause this condition. You should check with your doctor if your sugar cravings are out of control.
2. Sleep Problems
Some women find it difficult to fall asleep a few days before their period starts. This is most likely due to the sharp drop in progesterone that occurs just before menstruation. Progesterone levels also drop after giving birth, but your new baby wouldn’t let you sleep anyway. Progesterone is a relaxing hormone, so when your body is low on it, it can make you feel restless. Many menopausal women find it difficult to stay asleep, lots of times because they wake up with night sweats. Try drinking some chamomile tea to relax your body before bed.
3. Hair Loss
You might think that you are ripping your hair out because of your kids or your job, but when your testosterone levels dip (and women have very little testosterone to begin with), it’s enough to cause dyhydrotestosterone, or DHT, which can trigger hair loss. This also happens to many men as they age. If you are losing more hair than you believe is normal, have your doctor test your hormone levels.
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