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Do You Too Have These Common Signs of Hormonal Imbalance?

Today, most women face hormonal imbalance at some point or another. Be it due to stress or a sedentary lifestyle or diabetes, or improper eating habits — the fluctuation could occur due to multiple reasons. Many ignore the prominent hormonal imbalance symptoms, making conditions worse because it can lead to problems such as PCOD, thyroid problems and  infertility. 

“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 said while sharing about some early signs of hormonal imbalance you need to look out for.


What Causes Hormonal Imbalance? 

Mood Swings 

If you have mood swings very often, for example, if you are happy at a moment and super angry or sad or anxious the very next moment, don’t ignore it. “This is a typical hormonal imbalance sign,” said the expert. 


If you feel physically weak in the morning after waking up despite having proper sleep, then this is another sign of hormonal imbalance in your body. 

Hair Loss 

According to Dr Bhavsar, if you are healthy and still facing a lot of hair fall then this indicates an imbalance in hormones. 

Sudden Weight Gain 

One of the most common symptoms of hormonal disruption is when you start gaining weight suddenly. You should consult a doctor if you exercise regularly, eat healthily, sleep well, and still gain weight.  

Skin Issues 

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. You should consult a doctor to know how to fix hormonal imbalance. 

Irregular Periods And Painful Menstruation 

If your periods arrive early or late and you suffer from excessive cramps and unbearable pain, it is a sign of hormonal imbalance. “Indigestion, constipation, loss of appetite, bloating, acidity, feeling uneasy post meals are signs of poor gut health,”  said Dr Bhavsar. 

Sleep Issues 

Sleep issues like insomnia, disturbed sleep, and feeling tired even after having a proper rest of more than nine hours – are indicators of bad 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),”  explained Dr Bhavsar. 

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