5 Signs Your Hormones Are Out Of Whack

September 28, 2014 3:05 PM

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Raise your hand if, in the last few weeks, you've felt tired, bloated or cranky. Sound familiar? Then you know the drill: Every month, your hormones -- the body's itty-bitty secret weapon -- come out to play, wreaking havoc on your mood, skin and mind. While levels generally stabilize after your period, various factors, like stress (yup, keep those hands raised) and anxiety can throw them off balance. So how can you tell if your symptoms require an office visit? Alyssa Dweck, M.D., an OB-GYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group in New York, shares the five red flags that might merit a doctor's note.

Fatigue Exhaustion is one of the most, well, exhausting symptoms to a doc, since it has so many possible causes. "If you're tired after a week of final exams or late nights at work, then you're probably fine," says Dweck. "But if you constantly feel worn out and notice weight gain, appetite fluctuat...

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