If you’re a woman, you most likely have a personal relationship with hormonal imbalance. We have been taught that this imbalance is just something that women have to endure but that’s not necessarily so. There are ways to mitigate the chaos.


According to WomenToWomen.com, the following are the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance:

  • Irregular/absent periods: Increasing irregularities in your period signal a disruption in the hormonal activity that controls menstruation. Oftentimes, the cause is an imbalance in estrogen and progesterone due to the effects of cortisol, one of our stress. Hormones.
  • Weight gain: Changes to your weight or the shape of your body are another noticeable symptom. Shifting hormones tell your body to store fat in the abdominal area, even if you’ve never had a weight problem. Before.
  • Irritability/moodiness: Feeling out of control, overwhelmed or moody results from sudden changes in the balance of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone.
  • Skin issues: Adult acne is associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition that also causes irregular or absent. Menstrual periods due to ovulation irregularities.
  • Hair loss/unusual hair growth: Imbalances between estrogen and testosterone can cause thinning hair and an imbalance of testosterone can lead to unusual hair growth.
  • Infertility: Women with PCOS often have high amounts of androgens (including testosterone) and impaired sugar tolerance that leads to increased estrogen, followed by lack of ovulation/infertility.
  • Fatigue/loss of energy: Not getting enough sleep makes you feel tired, but fatigue can occur even when you do get plenty of sleep, leaving you feeling physically and emotionally drained.


It’s important to listen to your body and acknowledge changes that may be occurring. So often the negative changes we experience are related to hormonal imbalance. If you’re experiencing changes that are taking away the joy of life, talk to your doctor and do some research on natural options.

If you’re experiencing what you think may be hormonal imbalance, consider visiting WomenToWomen.com, a site that offers a Hormonal Health Profile and provides information about specific symptoms, as well as strategies to help you fight hormonal imbalance.

Reproduced in part with permission from WomenToWomen.com.

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