Do you give much thought to your hormones? If not, you should! These important chemical messengers have many jobs throughout your body. When their levels are not what they should be, a long list of symptoms can result. If you think you might have a hormonal imbalance, you do not need to just live with it. There are things that can be done to help restore harmony and balance in your body and life!
What Causes a Hormonal Imbalance?
During certain phases of life, hormonal imbalance is very common. Puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause are all examples of these phases. When you are not in one of these periods of life, your imbalance can be the result of stress, genetics, or certain medical conditions. What we eat, how often we exercise, and how much we weigh also impacts the balance of our important chemical messengers. Not having the proper balance of bacteria in the stomach is a major contributor to hormone problems. It is not always easy to pinpoint the root cause of your hormonal imbalance on your own, making it wise to seek expert advice.
What Are the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance?
Due to how many systems within the body that your hormones interact with, the symptoms associated with an imbalance is a long one. Some things, such as headaches, you would never suspect to be caused by a hormonal imbalance. Let’s look at some of the most common symptoms people experience when their hormones are out of sync:
- Weight gain and changes in appetite
- Sleep problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood swings and depression
- Chronic acne
- Irregular periods
- Loss of libido
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Vaginal dryness
- Changes to the skin and hair
- Changes in bone density
- Changes in muscle mass
What Can Be Done about a Hormonal Imbalance?
It is important to figure out which hormones are not at the proper levels as well as the cause in order to successfully treat a hormonal imbalance. While some lifestyle changes may be helpful, particularly when it comes to diet and exercise, sometimes your body will need additional help. Supplements are sometimes beneficial, but it is important to choose the right ones.
If you feel you may have a hormonal imbalance, we encourage you to visit Radiantly Healthy MD in Indialantic, FL. We will be happy to sit down and discuss your symptoms and begin working toward a solution. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!