Three Signs of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

 

Hormonal changes isn't something that gets you during your menopausal time, it can effect you anytime from after you begin your periods until you're death. Yet we seem to have a very fearful association with that word. Because of global warming, hectic lives and unhealthy eating habits, hormonal imbalance happens much before menopause. It can have a severe effect on your appearance, your moods (the way you respond to your children and loved ones) and your productivity at work, its important to recognize these three important signs: 

 

1. Persistent weight gain: Diet and physical activity components to maintaining a healthy weight, but that isn't the end of the story. Many women have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Unaddressed or emerging insulin resistance is one of the most common; small changes in diet — such as eliminating processed foods, sugars and wheat — are steps in the right direction.

 

                                                                        

                                                        

 

2. Fatigue: Can't make it past mid-morning without some sort of pick-me-up? How about that mid-afternoon crash? It isn't normal to feel sluggish, scattered or foggy.

 

 

 

                                                    

                                                                                

 

3. Insomnia and poor sleep patterns:  This starts the cycle of physical stress and increases cortisol levels, which directly causes many hormonal imbalances. There isn't one area of your life that insomnia doesn't touch.