There are many hormones in our body that play an important role for us – they regulate the body’s metabolism and affect physiological functions. Accordingly, all hormones must be in balance, but if their level begins to change, then a failure occurs, and this leads to serious consequences. How to understand that you urgently need to go to an endocrinologist? We will tell you about the main signs of hormonal imbalance, which are more common than usual.
Forgetfulness. Can’t remember – turned off the iron or not, where did you put the purse that you saw 5 minutes ago, and again ask your colleague the same thing? These are all signs of low estrogen and cortisol levels. Studies have shown that falling levels of these hormones can cause forgetfulness, confusion, and decreased mental clarity.
Weight gain. Improper nutrition can be not only a direct factor in weight gain, but also serve as a catalyst for hormonal disruption. That is, you can get better even on a starvation diet. High levels of estrogen, insulin and cortisol can lead to the appearance of fat – sharp jumps in weight indicate that not everything is in order in the body and it is worth contacting an endocrinologist.
Hair loss. This can be affected by testosterone, insulin and thyroid hormones. In contrast to men, in women, excess testosterone can cause intense hair loss. Under certain conditions, the testosterone derivative hormone DHT destroys hair follicles, which leads to such unpleasant consequences.
Frequent headaches. Stress and fatigue aside, endocrinologists argue that low levels of the female hormone estrogen may be the cause of headaches. It controls metabolic processes in the spinal cord and brain, and a lack or excess of estrogen can cause bad mood and migraines.
Fatigue. Pessimism, depression, feeling tired in the morning or uncontrollable bouts of aggression are signs of hormonal imbalance. The failure can be caused by an increased content of thyroid hormones. If you feel exhausted while relaxing, and the mood even on the sunniest summer day leaves much to be desired, you should consult a doctor.