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Hormonal Disorders

Hormonal Disorders and Hormonal imbalances cause many unhealthy issues. Below are a few hormonal imbalances resulting from the hypersecretion or hyposecretion of certain hormones.

Types of Hormonal Disorders

Adrenal

  • Addison’s disease
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Adrenocortical hyperplasia
  • Pheochromocytoma

Parathyroid

  • Renal calculi
  • Tetany
  • Osteoporosis

Pancreas

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetes Mellitus

Pituitary

  • Acromegaly
  • Gigantism
  • Diabetes Insipidus

Thyroid

  • Congenital hypothyroidism
  • Goiter
  • Myxedema
  • Thyrotoxicosis

Hormonal Disorders in Females

Hormonal disorders in females occur throughout their lives during menstruation, puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Due to different glands and cycles, women are more prone to hormonal disorders than men. The hormonal imbalances include:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Early menopause
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Hormonal Imbalances in Males

Men experience natural periods of hormonal imbalance during puberty and aging. This may lead to prostate cancer and hypogonadism.

Symptoms of Hormonal Disorders

Hormones play an integral part in all of our well-being. There is a wide range of symptoms that could signify a hormonal imbalance, because of that. Your symptoms can depend on which hormones or glands are not functioning correctly. Common hormonal conditions that affect men and women may cause one of the following symptoms:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Constipation or more frequent bowel movements
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  • Dry skin
  • Puffy face
  • Unexplained weight loss (sometimes sudden)
  • Increased or decreased heart rate
  • Muscle weakness
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints
  • Thinning hair or fine, brittle hair
  • Increased hunger
  • Depression
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Nervousness, anxiety, or irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Sweating
  • Infertility
  • A fatty hump between the shoulders
  • Rounded face
  • Purple or pink stretch marks

Causes of A Hormonal Imbalance