Hormone levels in the Endocrine System
Hormonal imbalances can occur when levels either get too high, or too low, when this happens it will have a wide range of negative effects on an individual’s health. There can be signs and symptoms of this, but depending on which hormone is affected, they can differ significantly. The endocrine glands can suffer from certain conditions, which cause hormonal imbalances.
Hyperthyroidism is also know as an overactive thyroid, this condition is caused by the thyroid gland overproducing too much of the thyroid hormone, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, nervousness, weight loss, and trouble sleeping.
Similarly, with hypothyroidism, otherwise known as an underactive thyroid, the thyroid gland fails to produce the required amount of thyroid hormone to remain functional, causing fatigue, weight gain, sensitivity to the cold, and dry skin or hair.
Diabetes is a condition that is caused by your blood sugar levels failing to stay controlled within a particular range, when too much glucose is present in the blood, it can lead to two types of diabetes, namely Type 1, and Type 2 Diabetes. The most common symptoms experienced include fatigue, increased hunger or thirst, irritability, and infections.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is caused by fluctuating hormone levels in the ovaries resulting in a reproductive imbalance, a key sign of this condition is an irregularity in the release and development of eggs. However, it can also lead to other symptoms such as irregular periods, infertility, acne, thinning hair, and weight gain.