Updated: Mar 29, 2020
Hormonal imbalance may be a curse, but women are often left with no other choice but
to deal with it. Even with the availability of treatment options like hormone replacement
therapy, prescribed medications, and even changes in lifestyle, there is still a huge
percentage of the general population suffering from its consequences. Lack of sex
drive, persistent weight gain, unexplainable cravings, weird mood swings, and
breakdown of acne are just some of its most common symptoms, which you will surely
wish not to experience. Amongst other things, one that will definitely help is to have an
increased awareness about its causes, which will make you understand why such has
to happen. This is also a preliminary step in being able to find the relief that will work
best in individual cases.
As they say, you are what you eat. If you choose to eat healthy, which may be a
sacrifice for most people who are used to eating junk, you will have a better state of
health. On the other hand, if you maintain a poor diet, you are a more likely candidate to
a variety of health problems, which will include hormonal imbalance. As it has been
recommended by experts, your diet should be rich in green and leafy vegetables, fruits,
and whole grains to keep your hormones at a favorable level. If you are experiencing
hormonal imbalance, one of the reasons would be the lack of fiber intake from your daily
diet. Make sure to eat fibrous foods to allow the body to eliminate excess hormones.
Pollution is another common cause of hormonal imbalance among women. There are
different toxins that get mixed in the air, which will have a negative impact on hormone
secretion. If you live in a bustling metropolis, there is a higher likelihood of suffering
from hormonal imbalance. In addition, even at home, the different products that you are
using can contain a wealth of pollutants that can affect your hormones negatively in
ways more than one. Petrochemicals that are found in Styrofoam, cleaning agents, and
even your car exhaust can lead to exposure to unnatural estrogens. Once they are
absorbed by the body, they will thrive in your receptor cells and may inhibit the
production of progesterone.
If you feel stressed because of work, raising a family, managing your business, or even
with just the smallest of things, there is a higher tendency of suffering from a hormonal
imbalance. Every time that you are caught in a stressful situation, pregnenolone, which
is essential in the production of female hormones, is diverted from its normal pathway,
and hence, causing a hormonal imbalance. In addition, if you are already in your
menopausal stage, which is characterized by change in hormone activity, you might be
also more stressed, which can be partly due because of the thought that you are
already aging and that your children are already having their own lives.
There is a reason why professional consultation is necessary before taking any
medications – to make sure that they will not have an adverse effect on your body.
Several studies in the past have shown how medicines can be a cause of hormonal
imbalance. A perfect example of such would be in the case of birth control pills.
Although they are commonly used by some to treat hormonal imbalance, there are
instances wherein it works the other way around as it becomes the cause and not the
solution. Taking pills can cause an increase in the level of progesterone. Hormonal
imbalance is also common for people who have suddenly stopped from taking birth
control pills after a prolonged use of such.
It is a given fact of life that you will age in numbers, whether you like it or not. As a
consequence, you will also suffer from hormonal imbalance, which can lead to
irritability, mood swings, and other common symptoms. DHEA, which is considered to
be a precursor to estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol, is linked to an imbalance in
hormones as a result of aging. More so, once you enter your menopausal stage, it is
also most likely that hormonal activities will be disrupted, leading to imbalanced levels of
such in your body.
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