Hormonal imbalances are more common during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause and aging. But some people experience continual, irregular hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are playing essential role in the body and are chemically produced by glands in the endocrine system. However, the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance can differ according to which gland is affected and whether the person is male or female.
Hormones and sex
Sex hormone imbalances can lead to changes in sexual desire and health problems such as hair loss, bone loss and infertility. However, hormonal imbalances can be a major cause of low libido in both men and women. Low libido is most commonly experienced in menopause and andropause between the ages of 40 and 55. In addition hormone-related sex drive decline may also occur at the younger ages as well.
Hormones are responsible to help regulate:
- Blood sugar.
- Blood pressure.
- Mood and stress levels.
- General growth and development.
- Reproductive cycles and sexual function.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in females
- Mood swings.
- Irregular menstrual cycle.
- Pain in the abdomen or the back during menstruation.
- Low sex drive.
- Unexplained weight gain or loss.
- Brittle bones.
- Excessive hair growth.
- Rashes on the skin.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in males
- Loss of muscle mass.
- Reduced hair growth.
- Decrease in sex drive.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Tenderness in the area of the chest.
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