Hormones act as the chemical messengers of the body and control processes affecting reproduction and metabolism. Hormone imbalance is essentially an increase or decrease in either progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, or other hormones. When this occurs, there are issues with the messages that the hormones relay to the organs. 

Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms affecting all genders:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Muscle aches
  • Infertility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint swelling
  • Sweating
  • Intense thirst
  • Purple or pink stretch marks
  • Frequent urination
  • Intense hunger
  • Blurred vision
  • Face swelling
  • Heightened sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Anxiety
  • Low sex drive
  • Depression
  • Hair thinning
  • Dry skin

Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms affecting adult women:

  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Missed periods
  • Stopped periods
  • Frequent periods
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Chest, upper back, or facial acne
  • Hair loss
  • Skin tags
  • Painful sex
  • Darkened neck creases
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Darkness around the groin areas
  • Headaches
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Under breast darkening
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Excessive hair on the chin, face, or body parts

Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms affecting young girls:

  • When young girls have hypogonadism which is a condition where their sex glands produce little to no sex hormones. They are prone to these symptoms:
  • Delay or prevention of sexual development
  • No pubertal initiation
  • No pubertal progression
  • No development in breast tissue
  • No growth (height, hair, or other areas of the body)
  • No menstruation
  • Menstrual abnormalities

Keep in mind, the symptoms we have discussed are not specific to just a hormonal imbalance. With any health concerns, your doctor should be the one to advise you on what to do or what you have. If you are battling these symptoms, contact your physician about what your next steps should be.

Written by Kushae Health

August 25, 2021 — Kushae Health

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.