Most women do not know that the symptoms they have been experiencing for months or even years are related to hormonal imbalances. Some women try to ignore those symptoms. However, for some… they have been trying so hard to ease those symptoms or make them vanish away… to no avail.
What are Hormones?
Before discussing the symptoms, let’s talk first about hormones. Hormones are vital in the regulation and balance of your bodily functions. When bodily functions are disrupted, imbalances of your hormones may occur.
Hormones are produced by the endocrine system and are regulated by the brain. These hormones are stimulated by the hypothalamus in your brain. When hormones in your body are very low in amount, the brain sends signal to the hypothalamus to stimulate the endocrine glands to produce more hormones to achieve homeostasis or balance.
Ovulation and Hormones
Hormonal imbalance can be directly associated with menstrual cycle. The pituitary gland and the ovaries work together maintaining the balance of hormones – estrogen and progesterone. Every month, these hormones experience a decline and an out surge.
In the midst of the menstrual cycle, ovulation takes place. This is where estrogen declines and progesterone rises up. However, if there is no ovulation, little progesterone will be produced and out surge of estrogen will be evident. When this happens, hormonal imbalance takes place.
What are the Symptoms Related To Hormonal Imbalances?
Symptoms related to hormonal imbalances appear when progesterone and estrogen levels are not synchronized. These two hormones should be in a perfect balance so to prevent any changes or disruptions in a woman’s health.
Some of the symptoms you may be experiencing if you have hormonal imbalances are:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Decreased libido
How to Treat Hormonal Imbalances?
The major goal of the treatment is to create homeostasis between estrogen and progesterone levels. You may not know it but treating hormonal imbalances is simple and easy. You do not need to spend lots of money just to get the right balance for your hormones.
All you need to do is:
- Eat foods rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids such as fish oils, vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.
- Have fruits and vegetables to provide you the complete spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
- Exercise regularly.
- Relieve stress.
These recommended tips will make your endocrine system healthy and prevent hormonal imbalances!