At different points in life, your hormone levels will shift. These shifts may happen before or after your periods, during pregnancy, or during menopause. What causes a hormone imbalance, how to diagnose one, and how to regulate hormones.
What is a hormonal imbalance?
Hormones are chemicals produced by different glands and tissues, forming a part of the endocrine system.
Hormones travel to all of your body’s tissues and organs through the bloodstream. They relay messages to these organs, letting them know what function to perform and when to perform it.
Hormones help regulate different processes in the body. Hormones manage appetite and metabolism, sleep cycles, heart rate, sexual function, general mood and stress levels, and body temperature. Because they affect so many area of life, when they are not working properly it can be a mess!
A hormonal imbalance occurs when a person has too much or too little of a certain hormone, such as insulin, cortisol, thyroxine, androgens, estrogen, or progesterone. Even slight changes can have a significant effect on your body.
Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance:
Excessive weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight in spite of following a strict diet.
Decreased Sex Dive
Hair Loss/Hair Thinning
Loss of Muscle Mass
Hot Flashes/Night Sweats
If you are experiencing these symptoms, don't be discouraged! You do have options!
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