11 Signs That Your Hormones Are Seriously Out Of Whack

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Here’s what you should look out for:


1. You Poop A Lot More (Or Less)
If you notice you’re suddenly constipated or you’re pooping all the time, it could be related to either hypothyroidism—not enough thyroid hormones—or hyperthyroidism—too much.

2. Your Eyes Look Bigger
If anyone ever tells you that your eyes  look bigger or that it looks like you’re staring (like, all the time), it may be a sign of the most common form of hyperthyroidism, the autoimmune disorder Graves disease.

3. Your Hair Stops Growing
If your hair feels coarser or you have less of it anywhere on your body—including your head—it could be a sign of hypothyroidism.

4. You Forget Things
Brain fog is a well-known symptom of hypothyroidism, poor short-term memory can also be a warning sign. Why? Low thyroid hormone levels control the brain’s metabolism—and slower brain function affects your ability to pay attention in the moment and make memories.

5. Your Skin Is Dry
Dry skin can also be a sign of hypothyroidism.

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6. You’re Getting A Lot Of Yeast Infections
If you’re dealing with a lot more yeast infections than usual, it may be related to diabetes, which messes with your levels of the hormone insulin.

7. You’re Peeing A Ton
If you find you’re peeing 24/7 24/7, it may be related to high levels of blood glucose because your pancreas is not functioning properly due to diabetes.

8. Your Gums Bleed More Than Usual
Gums bleeding way more often? Could be pregnancy. Soon after conception, progesterone levels increase dramatically to keep your body from rejecting the pregnancy. Progesterone, in turn, increases blood flow and causes your body to retain water everywhere—including your gums, which become puffy and more prone to bleeding.

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9. Your Feet Are Bigger
You can blame the increased progesterone of pregnancy again, since it helps loosen up your ligaments—including those in your feet—in preparation for delivery.

10. You Have A Metallic Taste In Your Mouth
Thank another hormone that’s boosted by pregnancy: HcG (or human chorionic gonadotropin), which the embryo starts producing after implantation. Higher levels of HcG cause nausea and vomiting—which can change your sense of taste and lead to that notorious metallic sensation in your mouth.

11. You Notice Dark Spots
Dark patches of skin (known as melasma) on your cheeks, breasts, and elsewhere is a side effect of the increased estrogen in your body when you’re expecting.

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