Hormonal imbalance happens when you have too much or too little of one or more hormones. Having a lot of hormones, or even slightly too much, or too little of them, can cause major changes to your body and lead to certain conditions that will soon require treatment. Hormones travel through the bloodstream to tissues and organs, carrying messages that instruct the organs on what to do and when to do it.

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They are produced in the endocrine glands and travel through your bloodstream, telling tissues and organs what to do. They aid in the regulation of many of your body’s major processes, such as metabolism and reproduction.

How would you know if you have a Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormones are chemical compounds that affect every cell and system in the body, and hormonal imbalance can be crippling. Some hormonal changes are normal, such as monthly fluctuations in the sex hormones responsible for menstruation and ovulation, or changes that occur during pregnancy.

Bloating, fatigue, irritability, hair loss, palpitations, mood swings, blood sugar problems, difficulty concentrating, and infertility are all symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

Women are more likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Pain in the abdomen or the back during menstruation
  • Low sex drive
  • Insomnia
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Rashes on the skin etc. 

When a man has low testosterone levels, he will typically experience the following symptoms:

  • Decrease in sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Thinning of hair and reduced hair growth
  • Tenderness in the chest area

Keep in mind that these are nonspecific symptoms. Having one or more of them does not really mean or indicate a hormonal imbalance. Some of these symptoms could also be caused by other chronic conditions. So, if you notice any noticeable changes in your body or energy levels, it’s a good idea to consult your most trusted and well experienced physicians.

What causes Hormonal Imbalance?

At some point in their lives, everyone will experience natural periods of hormonal imbalance or fluctuation. However, hormonal imbalances can occur when the endocrine glands do not function properly. Endocrine glands are specialized cells in the body that produce, store, and release hormones into the bloodstream. 

Hormone imbalances can be caused by unusually high stress, insufficient sleep, a poor diet, diabetes, menopause, pregnancy, thyroid problems, and other conditions. 

Some causes of Hormonal Imbalance includes the following: 

  • Unhealthy diet
  • Stress
  • High percentage of body fat
  • Tumors
  • Diabetes (Type 1 & Type 2)
  • Extreme Infections
  • Allergies
  • Overactive or Underactive Thyroid
  • High level of insulin
  • Medications etc.

Ways on how to treat Hormonal Imbalance

Various treatments, such as natural therapies, medication, and lifestyle changes, may be effective in treating hormonal imbalances. The treatment for a hormonal imbalance will be determined by the cause. 

The following are some common treatment options:

  • Estrogen therapy
  • Vaginal estrogen
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Anti-androgen medications
  • Testosterone therapy
  • Thyroid hormone therapy, etc.

However, You can also alter your lifestyle by doing the following:

  • Lose weight
  • Eat healthily
  • Decrease Vaginal Discomfort
  • Remove unwanted hair, and etc.

Hormones are sophisticated and potent chemicals. If one or more of them is out of balance, it can cause symptoms that will make you feel out of control of your body. 

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