Not to scare you, but, if you are experiencing any of these – frequent meltdowns, anxiety attacks, unexplained crying spells, heartburn, fatigue, unsettling sleep cycles, and unexplained weight loss or weight gain; or even excessive sweating, sleeping difficulties, changes in heart rate, a change in sensitivity to heat or cold, weak/ brittle bones, increased thirst, depression, bloating or reduced sex drive; that could mean that your hormones are in whack.
In many ways, you are your hormones. This is because of the fact these biomolecules regulate your heart rate, sleep cycles, metabolism, appetite, growth and development, body temperature, mood, stress levels, as well as the reproductive cycle and your sexual function.
Though common in women where the levels of estrogen and progesterone vary, men also experience imbalances in the levels of testosterone. Men and women also experience imbalances in steroids, adrenaline, insulin, and growth hormones.
Before we look at why men and women suffer hormonal imbalances which could also be manifested as puffy faces, bulging neck, breast tenderness, deepening of the female voice, thinning of hair, infertility and even bulging in the neck, let’s look at the causes of the hormonal imbalances. [Read more…]