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Here’s all you need to know about hormones and hormonal imbalance

Jun 02, 2018 16:28 IST
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Have you been experiencing sudden rapid heartbeat, hair loss or unexplained anxiety? One of the reasons for this could be hormonal imbalance. Here’s all you need to know about hormones and what happens during hormonal imbalance “Hormones are natural chemicals present within the cells of the body that travel through the bloodstream to different organs and tissues. They are produced by glands in the endocrine system. Hormone production decreases naturally over time, and while the production of certain hormones decreases, there may be an overproduction of other hormones within the body, thus resulting in hormonal imbalances,” says Dr Minal Vohra, medical advisor at BeatO, smart diabetes care and management app. Hormones regulate one’s metabolism, heart rate, sleep cycles sexual functions and adrenaline Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include insomnia, anxiety, hot flashes, increased sweating, rapid weight gain or weight loss, hair loss, acne, etc. Low testosterone in men can lead to reduced sex drive, erectile dysfunction, increased and breast tissue (gynecomastia).