Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Much is said about hormonal imbalance. But what are the symptoms of this condition and how can we recognize if we are in fact experiencing a hormonal imbalance?
The most common hormonal imbalance symptoms are:
Skin Irritations, redness
Loss of Sexual Libido for both, men and women
Decrease in Energy
Lack of stamina
Severe Menopause Symptoms:
Inability to conceive
Bad sperm quality
Lack of sperm motility
Specific hormones and their relation to the symptoms
The lack of certain hormones may produce certain specific symptoms, for instance women who lack of hormone progesterone will usually experience symptoms like headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and infertility or miscarriages. Women lacking hormone estrogen are usually women undergoing menopause and are likely to experience hot flashes, night sweats, memory problems, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse. Women who have excess androgens (male hormones) are likely to present acne, excessive hair in face and arms, thinning hair of head, polycystic ovary syndrome, and hypoglycemia. Furthermore, women with low cortisol are likely to experience weight gain, fatigue, brown spots on the face, dry skin on face, and low blood pressure.
On the other hand, men over the age of fifty will usually have a drop in testosterone levels and may experience loss of muscle, fatigue, weight loss, enlarged breasts, gallbladder problems, lower sex drive and softer erections.
Men who have too much estrogen commonly experience headaches, prostate enlargement, weight gain, irritability, and hair loss.
How to help our bodies to natural balance its hormones
The first step to better health is always education. Understanding what causes our bodies changes can help us in the process of deciding on the treatment we will later want to follow.
While many cases of hormonal disbalances are due to genetics, many others are caused by our own bad habits. Diet, exercise, and other habits, are of big importance when it comes to hormonal balance. You will notice a big difference in your hormonal imbalance symptoms by only altering one of these factors in your daily life. Have you noticed that people who continuously exercise seem to have a happier more active life? This is not only because they feel better about their bodies, or because they have stronger muscles and feel stronger! Exercise promotes hormonal movement in our system and aids our bodies and this help athletes or disciplined exercisers to avoid stress, anxiety or depressions. Also certain foods may trigger our hormones (in a positive or negative way). Therefore the healthiest your diet the less likely you are to suffer from hormonal disbalances.
Nevertheless, there is a wide variety of vitamins and supplements available in the market which can help you with the hormonal imbalance problem. For instance “Phyto Estrogens” (like Dong Quai and Black Cohosh) are some of the supplements of increasing popularity.
Peruvian-Maca is of course, another wonderful product which with its rich nutrients directly helps the body in the balancing of our hormones, hence helping get rid of most symptoms.