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7 Hormone Imbalances That You Can’t Ignore

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Cortisol

Our adrenal glands are our stress glands. They respond to internal stress as well as perceived external stress. Taking yourself on a gentle jog equal the same level of anxiety as let’s say a mild infection or heavy metal toxicity. We are not definitive naturally on how to grade importance within the body, but we are clear that the body cannot handle sustained fight or flight responses. The amount of stressors in one’s life has expanded, and the need for healthy cortisol balances is critical. 

 

What you might experience:

  • Trouble getting started in the morning
  • Craving salty or sugary foods
  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue in the afternoon but your second wind in the evening
  • Trouble staying asleep all night
  • Afternoon headaches
  • Blood Sugar issues
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Weak and brittle nails
  • Moodiness 
  • Trouble Losing Weight

 

Thyroid 

The thyroid is key to all aspects of function and life within the body. SO many bodily functions depend on the secretion of thyroid hormones. These glands may also be triggered by the adrenal glands while also being affecting by many underlying endocrine receptors. 

You might experience:

  • Feeling tired
  • Cold feet, hands, or cold all over
  • Requiring extra sleep to function properly
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Depressed mood or motivation
  • Morning headache that subsides as the day passes
  • Thinning the outer third of the eyebrows
  • Excessive hair loss and thinning
  • Dry Skin
  • Brain Fog

 

Estrogen 

The ratio of the three forms of estrogen, estrone, estriol, and estriol are critical to both males as well as female function. Much research has linked many imbalances of estrogen to many other conditions including heart disease as well as the progression of some cancers. 

What you might experience with low estrogen:

  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Night Sweats
  • Brain Fog
  • Recurrent bladder infections
  • Feeling lethargic
  • Depression
  • Hot Flashes

What you might experience with high estrogen:

  • Bloating
  • Rapid Weight Gain
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Mood Swings
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Migraine headaches
  • Insomnia 
  • Brain Fog
  • Gall Bladder problems

 

Progesterone

Progesterone balances hormones in both men as well as women. Progesterone helps to balance and neutralize the effects of estrogen within the system. If a person does not have healthy progesterone levels, estrogens can go out of control. This is when estrogen dominance is in place. 

What you might experience:

  • PMS
  • Insomnia
  • Poor Complexion
  • Painful breasts 
  • Stubborn weight gain
  • Cyclic headaches 
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility 

 

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Testosterone 

Testosterone can be found in both men as well as female hormone panels. Heart disease, libido imbalances, and cancers. Imbalances in testosterone can come from both too much as well as too little within the system. 

Women may experience with excess testosterone:

  • Acne
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Excessive hair on face and arms
  • Hypoglycemia and or unstable blood sugar
  • Thinning hair
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Mild cycle pain/cramping
  • Irritability 

What women might experience with low testosterone:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive

 

Leptin

Your fat cells have an intuitive aspect of your endocrine system. These fat cells produce a hormone called leptin. Leptin tells the brain to use the bodies fat stores for energy. The resistance of leptin come as a result of the hypothalamus in the brain. The mind then believes the body is starving and therefore has improper fat storage. 

What you might experience 

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Weight loss resistance 
  • Frequent strong food cravings 
  • High stress 

 

Insulin

Insulin resistance is a hormonal resistance pattern within the body. People who develop Type 2 Diabetes have a level of insulin resistance although the blood sugar imbalances transpire far before diagnosable ranges. Lifestyle habits, correctly eating habits along with a lack of exercise are often to play in the matter of insulin resistance. 

What you may experience:

  • Cravings for sweets
  • Irritability or lightheadedness if you miss a meal
  • Dependence on coffee
  • Shaky, jittery, and tremors
  • Feeling agitated, upset or nervous
  • Poor memory
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue after eating 
  • Sugar cravings
  • Weight gain
  • Increased thirst or appetite
  • Weight Loss Resistance

 

The hormonal system is an intricate complex system. It is the human system we know the least about and is incredibly enigmatic. All of the other systems are dependent out on the hormonal system, while also the majority of the digestive houses of the hormonal system processes. The impact on gut health and the hormonal system is astounding as well the impact of emotional health on the hormonal system. It is essential not only to balance the physical manifestations of hormonal health but also to be mindful and take care of mental as well as emotional health. Especially as women (and men), having a healthy hormonal system is key to the having a healthy long lasting life. 

 

If you wonder where your hormones are in relationship to your health, we offer complimentary consultations.

 

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*All information contained in this blog post is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and is neither intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment nor for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition.

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