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Hormones and Hormonal Changes

Jim Folk author
Written by: Jim Folk.
Medically reviewed by: Marilyn Folk, BScN.
Last updated: November 1, 2020

Hormones affect the body in many ways. A change in hormones can cause many anxiety-like symptoms, as well as aggravate existing anxiety disorder symptoms.

For instance, hormones can change due to:

  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Monthly menstruation cycle
  • Perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause
  • Age
  • Medical conditions
  • Medical treatment
  • Medication
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Overweight
  • Allergies
  • Exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals

To name a few.

Consequently, it’s wise to discuss all new, changing, persistent, and returning symptoms with your doctor to ensure they are solely anxiety- and stress-related and not being caused by hormonal fluctuations.

If some of your anxiety symptoms are being caused or aggravated by hormonal changes, addressing the cause with your doctor could alleviate the anxiety-like symptoms, as well as stop aggravating your existing anxiety disorder symptoms.


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