A lot of women face hormonal imbalance at some point or another. From stress and a sedentary lifestyle to diabetes and improper eating habits — the fluctuation could occur due to a number of reasons. However, many end up ignoring the conspicuous signs of hormonal imbalance, making conditions such as PCOD, thyroid problems and infertility commonplace.
“Hormonal Imbalance can be responsible for your anxiety and depression along with poor gut health, nutritional deficiencies, infertility and more,” Ayurvedic expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar noted, sharing some early signs of hormonal imbalance you need to look out for.
If you are happy one moment and super angry or sad or anxious the very next moment, don’t ignore it. “This is a typical sign of hormonal imbalance,” the expert said.
Do you ever feel physically weak in the morning despite having a sound sleep? Weakness in the morning is another sign of hormonal imbalance.
According to Dr Bhavsar, losing hair despite being healthy indicates an imbalance in hormones.
Sudden weight gain
Weight gain is one of the most common symptoms of hormonal disruption. If you exercise regularly, eat healthy and sleep well, and still gain weight, you must consult a doctor.
Skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation on the face and skin folds, dull skin, dryness, and excessively oily skin are signs of an imbalance in hormones.
Irregular periods and painful menstruation
If you get early or delayed periods and have excessive and unbearable pain during menstruations, it is a sign of hormonal imbalance.
“Constipation, loss of appetite, bloating, acidity, feeling uneasy post meals are signs of poor gut health,” she said.
Sleep issues – insomnia, disturbed sleep, and feeling tired despite sleeping for more than nine hours – are indicators of poor hormonal health.
“All of these suggest an imbalance in hormones which can be corrected with proper and healthy lifestyle changes, movement (exercise), breathwork (pranayamas), managing stress, and ayurvedic herbs and medicines (if needed),” she explained.