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. You could also notice symptoms of a hormone imbalance and other diseases on your face.
You’re losing hair where you want it
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) stimulates an overproduction of testosterone. It can cause hair loss in women that may resemble male pattern baldness with unwanted hair growth on the body. PCOS often first appears in adolescence, so your symptoms might have started after you first got your period. “You would know even in early teen years that they have manifestations,” says Dr. Camacho. “They have irregular periods, heavier than usual compared to other peers.” Don’t miss these other PCOS symptoms you might ignore.