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What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women?

Some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women include:

  • irregular (or absent) periods 
  • sleep issues
  • chronic acne
  • feeling that the head is wrapped in gauze (aka memory or brain fog)
  • fatigue, low or no energy
  • digestive issues 
  • irritability, anxiety, depression
  • mood swings 
  • nonstop hunger
  • weight gain
  • headaches, especially close to or during periods (or around perimenopause and menopause)
  • vaginal dryness and/or irritation
  • bone loss (osteoporosis)
  • declining—or altogether lost—sex drive
  • night sweats and hot flashes
  • changes in your breasts, like thickening, new lumps or cysts
  • food cravings
  • thinning hair—or growing in unusual places (like the face)
  • infertility
  • heart palpitations

This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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