Do you have trouble concentrating? Are you tired too often? These are probably just a couple of many hormone imbalance symptoms you’re up against. First, it’s important to recognize the signs. Then, we figure out the cause. Finally, we make a treatment plan.
Getting Back in Balance
As Dr. Wayne Dyer once said, “You can’t always control what goes on outside. But, you can always control what goes on inside.”
That statement makes great health sense. When you’re suffering from a hormone imbalance, the effects can be severe. You’ve got all these negative reactions going on inside your body. And, they’re affecting your every day life.
With that said, chances are you want to feel better. Hence, you’ll have to start getting better control of what’s going on.
What are Some Hormone Imbalance Symptoms?
Most importantly, you need to recognize how you’re feeling. In addition, pay attention to any physical changes. Unfortunately, here is a list of symptoms that may seem familiar:
- heart palpitations
- inability to concentrate
- hair loss
- mood swings
- low libido
Some of these shifts are normal. Especially when menstruating or ovulating. However, if continuous, these can be warning signs. Certain bodily functions may be acting improperly. Therefore, your hormones will be imbalanced.
What are Some Hormones that Can Fluctuate?
First of all, there are many types of hormones. Additionally, each one plays an important role in our health. (Also noteworthy, both men and women can be affected by hormone imbalance symptoms.) Some hormones to be mindful of are:
- Low levels can account for brain fog. High levels may cause bloating, headaches, and anxiety. These symptoms are often present during menstruation and menopause. Estrogen levels also have an effect or serotonin and dopamine levels.
- It’s released by the ovaries. Levels too low can cause sleep issues.
- Both genders have it. When it’s too low, libido can suffer. Also, strength can wane. Conversely, too high and risk-taking behavior may increase.
- Most recognizably, this is known as the “fight or flight” hormone. Stress and danger release too much. In turn, this affects adrenal function and your immune system.
- Levels too low can cause terrible fatigue. In addition, your metabolism slows down. This may cause weight gain or the inability to lose weight. Too high and it can be dangerous for your heart.
What Might Have Caused This Imbalance?
Of course, there can be actual medical problems causing an imbalance. However, the odds are that it’s one of these 7 possible reasons.
- Extra weight or obesity
- Overuse of alcohol, caffeine, or tobacco
- Lack of sleep
- Food allergies
- Medication side-effects
- Poor diet and little-to-no exercise
- High stress
What Can I Do for Treatment?
For one, establish what’s been causing your hormone imbalance symptoms. If, for example, you only get four hours sleep per night, you’ve recognized the culprit. Then, clearly, your goal is to get more rest.
It’s miraculous how the body can heal. Making proper changes can help reverse your symptoms. Let’s take a look at some specific treatments to get you rebalanced.
– Conventional treatments: insulin, hormone replacement, thyroid medication, anti-anxiety meds, etc.
These will certainly help with symptoms. But, will they tackle extinguishing the real problem? Moreover, you may need to stay on this medicine for life. Furthermore, they may create a higher risk for other issues, including cancer. Is that the course you will choose?
- Revamp your diet. Choose good fats and reduce carbs. Carbohydrates and processed food create inflammation. Good fats like avocado, coconut oil, and wild-caught salmon can provide healthy nutrients. They will decrease inflammation and help burn bad fat.
- Add healing plants known as adaptogen herbs. They include: holy basil, ashwaganda, and rhodiola. They boost immune function. Plus, they help lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, and overall, help balance hormone levels.
- Add probiotics. Heal your gut and you’ll heal many challenges in your body.
- Practice stress reduction. Meditate. Get acupuncture. Do yoga. Engage in breathing exercises. Use essential oils. Talk to a therapist. Exercise.
- Get more rest.
- Eat well and move your body more. It’s important to improve blood flow.
The Bottom Line…
Here’s the good news and the bad: It’s all up to you. You may not be able to change the outside, but through healthy living choices, you can improve the inside. With this improvement, you should naturally see your hormone imbalance symptoms disappear.
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