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Symptoms of hypothalamus problems

by | Last updated: Jan 11, 2023 | Hypothalamus | 4 comments

Have you ever wondered if your hypothalamus may be out of balance? 

If so, there are several symptoms of hypothalamus problems to look out for in order to know if your hypothalamus needs balancing.

In case you didn’t know, your hypothalamus is a small gland in the center of your brain that controls many aspects of your vital systems.

Your hypothalamus is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or the biochemical balance in your body.  

Your hypothalamus controls all of your endocrine glands that produce hormones, including your thyroid, your adrenals, your ovaries or testes, your pancreas, your pineal gland, and your thymus. It also orchestrates your immune function. 

Your hypothalamus is the gatekeeper for the amino acids that become neurotransmitters in your central nervous system. Plus it makes many neurotransmitters for its own use, especially dopamine. It controls your moods, your memory, your ability to learn. 

And if all of that isn’t enough, your hypothalamus also controls your body temperature and your saltwater balance. Furthermore, it controls your your blood pressure, your heart rate, and your respiration. It even controls your weight, your hunger, and your feeling of fullness after you eat.

So yes, your hypothalamus controls just about every function of your body.

What are the symptoms of hypothalamus problems and imbalance? 

Any symptom of hormonal imbalance is an indication that your hypothalamus is probably dysfunctional.

The main symptoms of hypothalamus imbalance are:

  • Uncontrollable weight gain, or an inability to lose weight in spite of dieting and exercising. 
  • Stress intolerance, meaning you don’t handle stress very well. 
  • Hair loss can be a sign of hypothalamic imbalance, as well as excessive hair, especially in women in male patterns like on their face or chest. 
  • Lack of endurance and fatigue, because your hypothalamus controls your metabolism and energy production
  • Temperature intolerance, meaning either you’re too cold or too hot, you’re having hot flashes, night sweats or sweating of your hands or feet. 
  • Insomnia, or waking up in the middle of night and difficulty falling asleep.
  • Skin rashes can be a sign of hypothalamic imbalance, which affects the immune system and adrenal function.
  • Moodiness, depression, anxiety, lack of motivation. 
  • Brain fog, forgetfulness. 
  • Irregular periods and infertility. Going through the many stages of menopause creates hypothalamic imbalance. 
  • Certain types of headaches can be a sign of hypothalamic dysfunction.
  • Autoimmune conditions are often rooted in hypothalamus dysfunction. 

One of the biggest issues with diagnosing hypothalamic imbalance is that you can’t really measure the hormones within your hypothalamus.

This means that you have to measure the hormones of the rest of the endocrine glands to get the gist of what’s going on in the hypothalamus.

We talk a lot about symptoms of hypothalamus imbalance in our Hormone Support Group, which you can get access to through our Free Hormone Reboot Training. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get your hypothalamus back in balance so you can take back control of your health and wellbeing, I’d love for you to join us.

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About the Author - Deborah Maragopoulos FNP

Known as the Hormone Queen®️, I’ve made it my mission to help everyone – no matter their age – balance their hormones, and live the energy and joy their DNA and true destiny desires. See more about me my story here…



  1. Priscilla Cox

    I have increased internal body temperature, it gets worse with stress. No one has found the cause. It is extremely frustrating. I am looking for help

  2. Sue Logan

    I am in my 70’s. I have daily headaches, frequent and increasing hot sweaty, weak and trouble sleeping with up and down sugar count. This has become increasingly worse, affecting my thinking,mood and subsequently my whole life. I have been unable to get my doctors to understand the severity and how this is ruining relationships and everything in general. I tend to understate it and now have seemed unreasonable and written off as old age or my imagination. I actually this week have a doctor refuse to treat me again. Truly this is not who I am or have been, but believe this has been coming on and blown off by myself until I find myself in this very bad place.


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