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7 Signs of having hormonal imbalance

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You’ve slept less than an hour. The smell of your regular morning coffee makes you sick, taking a shower is a burden and you can’t face going out to work. The cat annoys you to death, you think your partner is a moron, your neighbor involved in the world conspiracy (against you)...Actually, everything and everyone is extremely annoying.

As much as some of these things could be true, most probably you’ve got hormonal imbalance. Here is how you can recognize if that is the case.

1. You can’t sleep.
The reasons for insomnia, of course, are many, but your progesterone level can be to blame if low. Low levels of progesterone are linked to the discomfort before your periods and after giving birth. And they can keep you well awake.

2. Acne or pimples.
Ok, you are long out of puberty, but you still can’t get rid of the nasty pimples that invade your face, neck and even the back? Too much testosterone, scientists say.

3. Constantly tired?
No, I’m not talking about being tired of juggling too many tasks each day. I am talking about being tired no matter what. Check your thyroid gland. Maybe it does not produce enough of the hormones responsible for your metabolism, temperature regulation, and energy production.

4. Weight problems?
You put on weight although you exercise and a reason with your nutrition. See 3, start with your thyroid. The same goes if you feel low energy or are constantly cold even in warm weather.

5.Night sweating and hot flashes.
Ok, you know these as part of menopause, but even if you are nowhere near menopause, it’s the hormones again that cause these symptoms. Too much estrogen or lack of progesterone can make you feel menopausal at any age.

6.No desire for sex.
No, you are not dead, it is just that progesterone again. Less of it, less libido.

7.Constant hunger.
Although you may simply be comforting yourself with food (and who doesn’t?), the reasons could just as well be your hormones again. When out of balance, munching on something all day will be inevitable.

Still, try not to diagnose yourself or panic. Go to your doctor and make the test. Take whatever your doctor prescribes. Return to a balanced diet and a more wholesome way of living.

About the author

Irina Bachvarova

Yoga Guru

Master in Sports Pedagogic and director at Bulgarian Ashtanga Yoga Academy.

Irina is the author of the first Bulgarian book for Ashtanga Yoga and trusted Yoga Guru for TV series, produced by Bulgarian National Television.

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