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.