what causes hormonal imbalance
Being able to spot the signs you have a Hormone imbalance is key to maintaining a holistic health lifestyle because they play such an important role in virtually every aspect your well being.
What do your Hormones do?
Your hormones are tiny little chemical messengers that whizz around your bloodstream telling your organs and body tissues to fulfill their functions. These busy little chaps affect your well being in various ways, which include:
- Your development and growth
- The way you metabolize food
- Sexual functionality
- Cognition and mood
- Body temperature
As you can see they impact on all aspects of your health and well-being. So making sure that you keep them in balance is crucial to your holistic health lifestyle. Unfortunately, it doesn't take much to throw them out of balance, so we're going to be looking at nine tell-tale signs that will warn you that all is not quite right on the farm - that farm being your body of course.
. - Constant weight gain
If you're having a little trouble with your weight, it doesn't necessarily mean your diet's wrong; it can be one of the signs you have a hormone imbalance. The so-called stress hormone "Cortisol" is secreted by the Adrenal glands. When Cortisol production is disrupted (whether through stress or some other cause), it cannot not only cause weight gain, but can also dictate where that weight gain accumulates on your body.
Studies have shown that increased Cortisol levels can lead to what is sometimes referred to as "toxic fat" gathering in the abdominal area. This increases the risk of cardiovascular disease - both the risk of heart attack and stroke.
One of the results with increased Cortisol production is that it's stimulates an increase in the amount of Insulin released into your bloodstream. This can affect your blood sugar levels, which often results in increased appetite.
- Poor Libido
Having a poor libido can also be one of the signs you have a hormone imbalance. The hormonal Androgen is manufactured in men by their testicles, and in women by their ovaries. Lack of this hormone can give rise to poor libido, even in women.
Fatigue is another of the signs
you have a hormone imbalance, especially if you are getting plenty of quality sleep, but still wake up feeling tired. This could be down once again to our good old friend Cortisol. The constant state of readiness that the presence of Cortisol brings about with regard to the fight or flight syndrome, occurs when feelings of stress are being experienced. If stress is present too often, this can lead to feelings of fatigue.
In the presence of chronic stress, people often experience something called Adrenal Fatigue, again brought about by high levels of Cortisol. Cortisol actually controls something called the Circardian Rhythm. This eventually becomes disrupted, leading to very low levels of Cortisol later in the day. This will leave you feeling tired and empty.
Another hormonal problem that can induce feelings of fatigue comes about when the levels of TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) are too high. This can occur when the Thyroid Gland malfunctions in a condition known as Hypothyroidism.
The balance of the hormonal self may be influenced by the pituitary or the thyroid so these need to be taken into account also. Generally anytime after forty is Peri-Menopause time. The two main hormonal groups are estrogen and progesterone, and it will to a great extent be down to which one is the most influencing hormone as they will affect you quite differently. If you treat one with a formula that would best balance the other it is often, naturally, not successful.
. So you lovely big cuddly ladies with lots of curves you generally have strong levels of estrogen and you will have the longer more predictable slow down of hormones as you started with more. As your level decreases the night sweats, hot flushes, mental fuzziness, and sometimes incontinence or frequent urination, may be happening, but with the main difficulty being sweats and flushes. These normally start with night sweats and progress on with daytime ones. The formulas for this are the Black Cohosh, chaste tree, combination type formulas and are better and safer than single black Cohosh herb formulas. These need to be taken at the prescribed full amount for two months, then maybe reduced as symptoms are controlled
You ladies have for the most of your life been slim eat food and burn it off types, and you are more likely to climb trees and get into mischief than wear a party dress. Your symptoms are more likely to be dryness of body and therefore uncomfortable while making love and with a need for Harkers great persona prima cream topically and omega three oil [Sanderson ] 220 x 2000mg caps as you will be dry internally also. It is more likely to make you grumpy too, with the sweats or flushes there for a few days and then gone. So your formulas should be more into balancing the hormones . A good one for starters is Harmony for a month then this may be stopped and restarted as required talk to Roy or Di to find out what will best work for your Balance
Yes some of you guys do have hot sweats at night and the ears lobes may change shape and became elongated and go annoyingly red but the main thing to balance is your prostate as it will regrow after the age of 40 if Zinc is missing in the diet, and New Zealand has low Zinc levels. Selenium also is required for healthy sperm. The over 50's will almost certainly have some enlargement going on so a formula with strength Saw palmetto to reduce the size and with the other key ingredients this will maintain a healthy prostate.--
If there is still a need for more balance use Chastree herb or Harmony to balance them all .used as required.