Hormone balance is vital to women’s health. Your mood, cravings, weight loss/gain, and sex drive can all be a result of these messengers. When your body becomes unbalanced, it is subject to nutrient inadequacies, stress, and toxic influences. How do you know if you have a symptom of a hormone imbalance? I’m covering some of the common signs below.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?
Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. They affect the brain, heart, bones, muscles, and reproductive organs. They travel in your bloodstream and work slowly. Over time, hormones may affect your metabolism, mood, reproduction, sexual function, and more. Hormones are an essential component of every cell in the human body. In women, understanding what causes hormones to adjust is important.
From puberty to menopause, a woman’s hormones are constantly changing. This is a part of the natural lifecycle to get ready for ovulation or pregnancy. Estrogen, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol are the hormones women need to know. These hormones continue to fluctuate as we age, and problems can occur when the changes go out of balance. This leads to symptoms in your mind, body, and well-being.
9 Signs You Might Have a Hormonal Imbalance
Millions of women are being affected by hormone imbalances. Stress levels are a significant contributor to hormonal imbalance. Stress can be emotional, physical, injury related, or dietary. This infographic shares the signs, symptoms, and ways to keep your hormones balanced.
You should be aware of these symptoms and how they relate to your health. Your woman’s health provider is a trusted resource for any questions or concerns you may have. Proactivity is a large part of our interdisciplinary approach at Williams Integracare. Meaning, we consult with women on how to get healthy and stay healthy in order to live their best lives, using medicine and clinical care to treat what concerns need addressing.