Weight gain or weight loss
While more commonly associated with diet and nutrition, weight problems may also be among the most common female hormonal imbalance signs.
Conditions like PCOS and thyroid issues, specifically hypothyroidism, may trigger weight gain. In contrast, hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) may lead to unintentional weight loss.
Chronic acne and hirsutism
It’s normal for women to have pimples and acne from time to time, but if you’ve had them for a long time, it may be one of the signs of hormonal imbalance in women.
Higher-than-normal androgen (popularly known as “male hormones”) may trigger oil glands to overwork. Excess oil can clog the pores and cause breakouts. Furthermore, high androgens can also lead to hirsutism, a condition where hair grows in unwanted body parts.
Please note that these two signs can also happen due to polycystic ovary syndrome.
Our digestive system responds to the hormones progesterone and estrogen. If you have more or less of these hormones, you might experience changes in how you digest foods.
Examples of digestive signs related to female hormonal imbalance are bloating, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Some reports also indicate that salt and sugar cravings.
Women with hormonal imbalance may experience problems in their sexual health.
For instance, vaginal dryness and low sex drive may happen due to low estrogen levels.
Other possible female hormonal imbalance signs
Besides the ones explained above, women may also experience the following if they have a hormonal disorder:
Please note that all the symptoms described here can also be due to other health conditions. If you notice them, talk to your doctor for a proper diagnosis.
Learn more about Female Hormonal Imbalance here.