You’ve gone to doctor after doctor to try to get to the bottom of what is causing your health problems, yet, there seems to be no clear answer. The solution to this mystery could be your hormone levels. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even small hormonal imbalances can cause side effects.
Women produce three sex hormones that help regulate the reproductive system, which in turn affects many aspects in the rest of the body. Estrogens and Progesterone are the two main hormones involved in this process, along with testosterone that also plays a role. Imbalances in these crucial hormones can have major impacts on your overall health and could be the root cause of a number of adverse symptoms.
Women will experience natural periods of hormonal imbalance or fluctuations at particular points in their life. But hormonal imbalances can also occur when the endocrine glands are not functioning properly. This combination of glands include the adrenal glands, pancreatic islet, pineal, gonads, pituitary, hypothalamus, and thyroid glands.
Several medical conditions or environmental factors are known to impact some, or several, of the endocrine glands. Some of these conditions or factors can be: chronic stress, diabetes, poor nutrition, obesity, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), exposure to toxins, cancer, and birth control medication, just to name a few.
Symptoms of Female Hormone Imbalance
Female hormone imbalances can wreak havoc on your life and make daily life difficult. Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, weight gain, difficulty concentrating, and lack of motivation can all be explained by imbalances in female hormones. These symptoms can also be accompanied by other tell-tale signs, such as acne, brown spots, tender or enlarged breasts, and excess or thinning hair.
Having a female hormone imbalance can also take its toll when it comes to your reproductive system. Having painful or severe periods, ovarian cysts, and debilitating PMS can also all be signs that your hormones are imbalanced. Female hormone imbalances can lead to very serious consequences as well, such as miscarriages or infertility.
Put simply, when your sex hormones are not at healthy levels, your whole body will feel the negative impacts and your life will be disrupted.
That’s why at VitaHealth, we will work hard to discover what is happening with your body and how our natural solutions can help you feel more like yourself. When you visit our fully equipped facility staffed by medical experts, we can sit down to discuss your symptoms and run tests to determine what is causing your health problems and how we can provide effective treatment. Call or visit us today to get started on your journey to wellness.