Your hormones do it all! Did you know that your hormones influence your mood, emotions, and behavior, and even your appearance? When your hormone levels are off, your body has ways of letting you know. In fact, hormone imbalance can end up causing unwanted changes in your appearance. (1)

Here are eight important symptoms of hormone imbalance that harm your appearance:

1. Acne

Acne can be caused by a poor diet, improper skin care, or changing hormone levels. If you notice a break out here or there, it’s probably nothing to worry about. But if your acne is consistent, or even periodic with your cycle, that could be a sign of a hormonal problem, especially when concentrated along your jaw. (2)

2. Excess Weight

Sure, if you’re inactive and following a poor diet, weight gain is inevitable. However, if you’re exercising regularly and eating healthy, yet you keep putting on weight, that could be a hormone-related problem. (3)

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3. Sweating

While you may sweat when the weather’s hot or your enjoying a great workout, that’s not the kind of sweat we mean here. Hormones regulate many functions in the body, including core temperature. So excessive sweating could be a sign of hormone imbalance. Hot flashes? That may the most well-known cause, but monitor your body for any noticeable changes. (4)

4. Fatigue

Hormone levels that are off balance can cause chronic fatigue in many ways. For example, being over-stressed may lead to adrenal gland problems, or you just may not be getting the restorative sleep you need. Eating well can help you overcome adrenal fatigue, but hormone imbalance can disrupt your sleep, causing you to be tired all day. In fact, progesterone helps you sleep more soundly, but if the levels drop too low, then your sleep may suffer. (5)

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5. Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Many people see dark circles under your eyes as a sign of poor sleep. True, stress hormones that are out of balance can end up causing chronic insomnia and trouble sleeping. But sleep problems may also be due to a lack of testosterone in men and a lack of progesterone in women. (6)

6. Hair Loss

One of the most common signs of a hormonal imbalance is hair loss. While stress can play a role here, too, this may be a sign of problems with your thyroid hormones. If you notice clumps of your hair falling out, much more than usual, then this may be a sign of something more serious. As with any concern you have, visit a doctor and do your own research. (7)

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7. Depression

Depression can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, as well. Anxiety and depression are often related to a woman’s menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause due to hormonal changes. But men experience sudden bouts of anxiety, too, and this may be caused by hormone imbalance. (8)

8. Breast Changes

Women likely already notice changes throughout their monthly cycles. For example, low levels of estrogen can cause your breast tissue to become less dense, while high levels of estrogen can cause lumps or cysts. If your progesterone and estrogen are out of balance, then these changes will be more extreme. But always monitor yourself for any lumps or unusual or sudden changes to your breasts. If you do, visit a health care professional. (9)

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