Woman’s Infertility and Hormonal Unbalance
Hormones are very important for our fertility system. When not properly balanced, conditions like premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), or amenorrhea (an absence of periods). Endometriosis, some ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids (growths) contribute to or are also influenced by hormones. Furthermore, lack of energy, depression, anxiety, stress, and a decrease in sexual libido are common factors present in people experiencing hormonal unbalances.
When it comes to infertility and hormones, dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a possibility when a hormonal imbalance occurs for various reasons. For instance lack of ovulation is a common cause of hormonal imbalance and dysfunctional bleeding.
While women do not properly develop or release an egg every month as they should normally, other women will have no menstrual periods for several months or years at a time (amenorrhea). Often, when they do have a period it is quite heavy. In some cases, the woman may even require medical attention because of the degree of blood loss.
What is more, other women even ovulate once or twice a year and need medication to stimulate egg development to occur in every menstrual cycle to increase the chance for pregnancy.
All this facts may occur in women with severe hormonal unbalances. This is why it is so important to be aware of the different treatments, or options available to help women balance her hormones.
The most popular treatment is perhaps the intake of synthetic hormones, like the intake of pills on a monthly basis.
However, nowadays there is a variety of natural supplements available which can also help a woman regulate its hormones in a more natural and safe way.
The so called “Phyto Estrogens” (like Dong Quai and Black Cohosh) are very popular among women looking for healthier balanced hormones. Also, Maca, a root which grows in Andes of Peru has proven to be an excellent option when trying achieve hormonal balance. Besides being a natural hormonal balancer, this root is rich in vitamins and other nutrients, needed to make the body stronger, which is very important for the health of the future mother and her baby. Furthermore, a balanced nutrition and relaxation exercises like yoga or a constant mild cardio workout are a “must do” for all women looking towards hormonal balance.
The first step and perhaps most important factor when trying to achieve homeostasis (the state where all our body’s systems and substances are in complete balance like our organs, body systems, hormones, etc) is to change your life-style. The addition of natural dietary supplements is very important as well, but it needs to be supported by the intake of healthy foods, the suppression of certain hormones (found in certain meats, vegetables and dairy foods, look for organic options to avoid them), the implementation of continuous exercise (if you are not very active, even the mildest form, like 30 minutes daily walks, can make a difference), and finally the addition of distressing activities to help you distract and decrease stress and anxiety.