9 Signs You Might Have a Hormone Imbalance

By Marissa Laliberte | Reader’s Digest

You can’t stay out of the fridge

If you’re way more ravenous than you used to be, hormone imbalance symptoms might be to blame. It could be thyroid hormones to blame. Thyroid hormones help regulate your metabolism, so if you’re hyperthyroid, you’ll burn through calories faster and be left craving more. On the other hand, if you’re stressed, too much of the stress hormone cortisol could signal you to eat up to fuel you through a fight or flight. “The body is perceiving that it’s under stress and needs to build a reserve,” says Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism at Loyola University Medical Center. Check out these simple ways to boost your metabolism.

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