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Low Serotonin Symptoms

Updated on October 6, 2012
Serotonin - Courtesy of Wikipedia
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The 6 Low Serotonin Symptoms You Need to React To

Individuals and doctors can easily miss low serotonin symptoms. Serotonin, which is an important chemical secreted in the brain, is responsible for many of the moods you feel. In some people, a reduced level of the hormone can lead to eating disorders. In others, it can trigger full clinical depression. Yet, many people have no idea they have a reduce level of serotonin.

Common Symptoms You May Be Missing

As an essential neurotransmitter, this chemical regulates numerous functions in the body, including many of your emotional and physiological processes. A drop in the production of serotonin does produce symptoms. The following are some of the most common low serotonin symptoms.

#1: Fatigue

One of the most common symptoms of low serotonin levels is a high level of fatigue. You may get enough sleep, seemingly, but you always feel tired. Many people experience significant fatigue even after they wake up after a full night's sleep or a nap. More so, many will struggle to regulate sleep patterns. Insomnia may be a problem for many of those with this condition.

#2: Anxiety

Anxiety is another common symptom. Because of the way this chemical works, it helps to stimulate positive thoughts. However, in those with a deficiency, the problem is significantly opposite. Anxiety builds and full-blown panic attacks can occur. Depression will fit right into this symptom list as well.

#3: Self-Esteem

Many men and women with low serotonin symptoms have low self-esteem. This is a direct reflection of the way they feel – tired, overwhelmed with worry and lacking in any good feelings.

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#4: Eating Habit Changes

Some people also have changes in their eating habits. For example, some may have a loss of an appetite. Others have strong cravings for foods including high-sugar foods. Others suffer from bulimia because of this condition.

#5: A Loss of Focus

The inability to concentration is another key indication. These low serotonin levels make it hard for your mind to focus on the task. This only frustrates people even more than they already are frustrated with their condition. Some may even say they cannot think clearly.

#6: Physical Symptoms

Some individuals have physical symptoms of this condition. They may have headaches or pains in the stomach unrelated to other illnesses. Some may even have hot flashes.

Are you suffering from any of these low serotonin symptoms? If so, now is the time to do something about it. Getting treatment is possible. In fact, you can even increase serotonin levels with improved diet and nutrition. The key to remember here is that the symptoms may be mild and hard to spot. However, once you realize you may have this problem, you can do something about it.

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      6 years ago from India

      Diet and exercise changes are the best way to begin producing more serotonin. Morning sunlight and early morning exercise can also boost the serotonin levels. Thanks for providing this article.


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