Hormones significantly impact your general health. A variety of symptoms can therefore indicate a hormonal imbalance. These potent chemicals are created in the endocrine glands and move through your bloodstream, instructing your organs and tissues what to do.
Numerous vital bodily functions, such as metabolism and reproduction, are under their active control. The inadequate amount of a particular hormone, such as low thyroid or low testosterone, when you experience a hormonal imbalance. Even the most minor changes can negatively impact your entire body. Some of the changes hormonal imbalances bring are Low levels of thyroid, fertility challenges, PMS/PMDD, loss of sexual vitality, aging concerns, low testosterone, pre/menopause, hair loss, weight changes, acne, and weight gain.
What causes hormonal imbalance?
Hormonal imbalances are caused by a variety of factors, including stress and diet.
Stress can lead to hormonal imbalances because it causes the body to produce cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that helps with the fight or flight response, but in excess can lead to weight gain and muscle loss.
Diet can also cause hormonal imbalances. Eating too much sugar, salt, or caffeine can put you at risk for insulin resistance, which leads to increased estrogen production in women and decreased testosterone production in men.
Any of the following symptoms or signs could be brought on by one of the common hormonal conditions that affect people of all genders:
- Excessive weight
- Shoulder hump
- Anomalous and occasionally sudden weight changes
- Exhaustion or swelling
- Muscle weakness
- Stiffness in the muscles
- Increased or decreased heart rate
- Increased sensitivity to cold or heat
- Frequent urination & constipation
- Increased thirst, increased hunger
- Loss of sexual vitality
- Depression, Jitteriness, and worry
- Irritability and blurred vision
- Fertility challenges
- Loss of hair & Acne
According to the data,
- Hormonal imbalance symptoms have been felt by 47% of American women between the ages of 30 and 60.
- 5 to 6 million American women have PCOS.
Why is treating the root cause of hormonal imbalance important?
Treating the root cause of hormonal imbalance is important because it can prevent further symptoms from developing, and it can help you feel better faster. BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) is only part of the solution, or may not be necessary at all.
Many hormonal imbalances are caused by underlying issues in your body, such as insulin resistance, autoimmune disorders, gut dysbiosis, or an unhealthy lifestyle…to name a few. Treating the root cause of your imbalance takes care of both problems at once: you’ll be taking care of your body and relieving your symptoms at once!
Are you worried about hormonal imbalances making changes in your body? Or are you wondering about what diet or supplements to take? You can consult specialists from Benehealth to guide you and provide professional medical advice.