Teenage Hormone Imbalance: When to Talk to a Doctor
Teen girls are notoriously moody, secretive and embarrassed to talk about their changing bodies. In most cases, we blame it on the shifting hormones of the teenage years. So how do you know when moods and changes in appearance have gone beyond what is typical and may indicate a health issue?
Teen hormones may be in a state of flux, but can still become unbalanced due to a variety of underlying causes. In some cases, the signs of a hormone imbalance can be visible, such as delayed puberty or excessive and sudden weight gain. In other cases, you may not realize that the teenage girl in the house is suffering symptoms of teenage hormone imbalance such as heavy menstrual bleeding. In many cases, the teen may not even realize anything is amiss. After all, what is "normal" when you're a teenage girl?