Hormones are chemical messengers that control and coordinate bodily functions such as growth and development, reproduction and how the body uses and stores energy. They travel throughout the entire body in the blood even though they only influence certain organs and tissues.
Hormonal imbalance occurs when there is too much or too little of a particular hormone in the bloodstream. Imbalances in hormones can affect a wide range of bodily functions and cause side effects throughout the body.
Symptoms associated with the condition include unexplained weight gain or weight loss, excessive sweating, difficulty sleeping, changes in blood pressure or heart rate, headaches, and anxiety.
Hormone imbalance occurs when endocrine glands are not functioning properly, which may be the result of a medical condition or environmental factors. Endocrine glands are cells which create, store and release hormones into the bloodstream. The glands are spread out throughout the body and control different organs.