How do I know if my serotonin levels are low?
Symptoms. You may have a shortage of serotonin if you have a sad depressed mood, low energy, negative thoughts, feel tense and irritable, crave sweets, and have a reduced interest in sex. Other serotonin related disorders include: Depression.
How can I raise my serotonin levels?
Scroll down for 5 tips on how to increase serotonin.
- Tweak your diet. Depending on what you eat, you could be replenishing the serotonin in your brain—or depleting it.
- Get consistent, good sleep.
- Take a vitamin D supplement.
- Go for a walk in the sunshine.
- Take steps to lower stress.
What happens when serotonin levels are low?
Low serotonin levels are often attributed to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, obesity, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, chronic pain, migraines, and alcohol abuse. Negative thoughts, low self-esteem, obsessive thoughts and behaviors, PMS, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are also symptoms of low serotonin.
How do I know if I have a chemical imbalance?
What are the symptoms of a chemical imbalance in the brain?
- feelings of sadness, helplessness, worthlessness, or emptiness.
- overeating or loss of appetite.
- insomnia or sleeping too much.
- a feeling of impending doom or danger.
- lack of energy.
- distancing yourself from others.