If you’re like most people, you have had to deal with unbalanced hormones at least once in your life. Think back to that horrible case of PMS, or when you had trouble getting to sleep, or had to fight off intense cravings.
If any of that sounds familiar, then you understand first-hand what it’s like when your hormones are not balanced.
This is also why it is so important to keep your hormones in check. If you don’t, then it may wreak havoc on your body. You may eventually reach a point where you can’t even remember what “normal” is like.
The good news is, there are thing you can do to get your hormones in check. However, before taking these steps, you need to get to know the signs and symptoms of a problem – even the more unusual indications.
All You Think about is Snacks
While it’s totally normal to think about snacks (a lot) when experiencing PMS, if this obsession never seems to go away, then it could mean a problem.
If you find that you feel hungry or even ravenous on a regular basis, then it may be a problem with your hormones. High insulin or cortisol can cause the intense cravings for wine or sugar, while electrolyte imbalances that make you crave salty snacks can be caused by adrenal dysregulation. While snacking is fine if you do it moderately, it is something you need to keep a check on if it begins to feel uncontrollable.
Your Memory Seems to be “Slipping”
Have memory issues begun to affect your life? Does your brain feel “off?” If so, the issue may be hormonal, or even caused by prolonged periods of stress. If you are under any type of stress for a long period of time, then your body is going to be constantly producing cortisol. This can impact your ability to learn new things and then remember them down the road.
In fact, this could also cause permanent damage to your brain cells. Getting your hormones balanced before this happens is a must.
Unusual Sleeping Patterns
If your hormones aren’t balanced, then it can result in even the simplest things – such as sleep – extremely challenging. In many cases, this occurs due to extremely low levels of the hormone progesterone.
Dry, Itchy Skin
Remember, your skin provides a picture of your internal health. You don’t get dry skin, bruises and acne for no reason. It means there’s something going on internally.
Dry patches on your skin are one of the main indications that your thyroid hormone level has become low. This can also cause rashes and redness. While lotion may help, the issue won’t go away without proper treatment of the underlying hormonal issue.
Hormone replacement therapy can help with all of the above issues, and more. The best way to know if this option is for you is to schedule a consultation a Premier Health and Wellness. You can visit the site online or call the helpful staff at (512) 531-9451 to learn more.