‘Each stage in your life, or decade, has symptoms that are most common,’ he adds. In your twenties, you can see weight gain, or side effects that come hand-in-hand with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), from excess hair growth to irregular periods. Then in your thirties, there’s increased stress and, for many, pregnancies, or (at the very end of that decade) early signs of perimenopause that can manifest as a slowing metabolism, bloating, adrenal tiredness, loss of libido or ‘just losing your mojo’, as Dr Galy puts it. But one symptom connected to your hormones that can be ever-present from your first period to your last – and beyond – is problem skin.
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