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Crucial signs of Hormone Imbalance that most women overlook

By Kavita Panyam, 4 March 2017

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Being healthy should be of utmost importance in life. Your well being depends on how great your health is. Hormones affect your health in many ways. Women in particular tend to ignore their health overlooking some important signs and symptoms. Often, it is only after some time has gone by and when there have been no changes in the symptoms, that one tends to think about hormones as the probable cause. Age has got a lot to do with these hormonal changes as with every important milestone you reach, your hormones may act up suddenly and cause your health to suffer. So what are these symptoms that may signal hormonal problems in women?

1 What Are Hormones?

Hormones are tiny chemical messengers that carry messages from the bloodstream to your organs and body tissues. They affect your well being in the following ways:

Your development and growth

  • Digestion
  • Libido
  • Mood and thinking
  • Body temperature

It is crucial to balance the hormones in order to keep health problems at bay.

Your development and growth

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2 The Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Weight Gain

If you are gaining weight despite a normal diet, your diet should not be blamed for the gain. It can be a crucial sign of a hormonal imbalance. When the stress hormone called “Cortisol” is disrupted due to stress or other causes it can lead to weight gain in specific places. Research has shown that increased levels of cortisol can lead to “toxic fat” accumulating in the abdominal area. This increases the risk of cardiovascular disease- heart attack and stroke. High levels of cortisol can lead to increased amounts of insulin being released into your bloodstream causing an increase in appetite.

Weight Gain

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