About Female Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even small hormonal imbalances can cause side effects throughout the body.
Hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system. Hormones travel through the bloodstream to the tissues and organs, delivering messages that tell the organs what to do and when to do it.
Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes, so a hormonal imbalance can affect a wide range of bodily functions.
The symptoms of a hormonal imbalance depend on which glands and hormones are affected.
Symptoms associated with the more common causes of hormonal imbalances include:
unexplained weight gain or weight loss
unexplained or excessive sweating
changes in sensitivity to cold and heat
very dry skin or skin rashes
changes in blood pressure
changes in heart rate
brittle or weak bones
changes in blood sugar concentration
irritability and anxiety
unexplained and long-term fatigue
needing to go to the bathroom more or less than usual
changes in appetite
reduced sex drive
thinning, brittle hair
a bulge in the neck
deepening of the voice in females