Hormonal Imbalance can have dramatically negative effects upon your health. When the word “hormones” is brought up, many people think of women and menopause related issues.
Sadly, that’s a misdirected generalization. Clearly, hormonal imbalance has an effect upon both men’s and women’s health.
For both men and women, hormonal imbalance begins to take place in their 40’s and 50’s although many begin to experience symptoms as early as their mid-30’s.
Much of this is attributed to the aging process including andropause and menopause, but there are also other factors such as lifestyle, food additives, diet, pollution, toxins and synthetic chemicals that we’re exposed to on a daily basis.
Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance:
Persistent weight gain.
Although there are components that we can personally control such as lifestyle, diet and physical activity; there are also biological changes during the aging process that we can control with the help of hormone replacement therapy.
Many people have varying levels of hormonal imbalance that can make it difficult to manage and maintain weight, muscle mass and body fat percentages. Hormones including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and DHEA all combine to play a role in concert to maintain optimum health. When these hormones get out of balance, symptoms soon follow.
Some steps to address this condition include low testosterone therapy, diet modification, elimination of processed, high glycemic foods, sugars and some starches. When integrated with hormone replacement therapy, hormonal imbalance can be eliminated and thus, enable us to overcome weight concerns.
Belly fat and loss of muscle mass
Many factors come into play when it comes to belly fat and loss of muscle mass. When our systems are under stress, this can trigger an overproduction of some hormones and underproduction of other hormones resulting in hormonal imbalance. When this happens, your body will often store higher amounts of body fat for future use, which contributes to higher body fat percentages that are difficult to control. This can also be a sign of Adrenal Fatigue.
Low libido | Loss of Sex Drive
Hormonal imbalance can affect our sex drive also known as “Libido”. Sleep disturbances caused by hormonal imbalance can create a condition where our body cannot adequately produce sex hormones due a lack of quality sleep.
Fatigue is a common complaint for many people and hormonal imbalance is often the underlying cause. When you find yourself experiencing a lack of energy in the morning, general sluggishness or having mid-afternoon energy crashes; this is often a sign of hormonal imbalance. Dietary changes can also contribute to managing this condition.
Anxiety, irritability and depression
Have you noticed how often physicians are prescribing anti-depressants as the first line of defense against anxiety, irritability and depression? The pharmaceutical industry makes millions of dollars thanks to this trend.
This isn't the time for pharmaceuticals. Anxiety, irritability and depression often signal that you have hormonal imbalance which can be caused by various factors including the aging process, stress, environmental toxicity, nutritional deficiencies and sleep disorders. Now is the time to listen to your body and make healthy decisions.
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders will create a cycle of physical stress that increases cortisol levels. When this happens, this can directly cause hormonal imbalance that results in a cascade of health issues. Insomnia and sleep disorders can affect every aspect of your health.
Night Sweats | Hot Flashes
When men and women experience night sweats and hot flashes-usually in women, these are signals that your body chemistry is out of balance. This can be related to diet and stress, but may often signal hormonal imbalances as well. In many cases, stress and emotion can trigger increases in body temperature, while also affecting body chemistry and hormonal balance. Hormone replacement therapy can play a role in eliminating this condition.
Have you ever wondered why you sometimes cannot control hunger or you're just eating too much or too often? Common causes of cravings and excess eating are adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance, and other hormonal imbalances. This is often a signal that you may suffer from hormonal imbalance.
Laboratory testing and analysis in the form of a simple blood test can contribute towards providing us with a comprehensive evaluation that enable us to successfully address these issues.
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