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Hormones: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about hormones.

What are Hormones?

They are chemical substances that affect the activity of another part of the body. Hormones serve as messengers, they control and coordinate activities throughout the human body.

Hormone Facts – 

  • The primary male and female hormones are called androgen and estrogen

  • Men produce these hormones in the testes

  • Women produce them in their ovaries

  • Men and women possess both these types of hormones, but in differing amounts


Frequently asked questions

What is a hormonal imbalance in women?

This is common during puberty, menstruation and pregnancy. Hormonal imbalances are often caused by external factors, such as stress or hormone medications. It can also be caused by a medical condition that impacts or involves the endocrine system or glands.

How do you know if you have a hormonal imbalance?

Fatigue is generally a common symptom of hormonal imbalance.