Your health and well-being rely on your body's chemical messengers - hormones. Because there are many possible treatment options for hormonal imbalance, it is important that you discuss your symptoms with a healthcare professional before exploring treatment options. Blood tests, pelvic exams, thyroid scans, and ultrasounds are a few options your healthcare professional will choose from. Once you have evaluated the root of the problem, you will have a better idea of the supplements to try.
Along with hormone therapy treatments, there are formulas available that encourage reproduction of specific hormones. Vitamins and supplements support hormones as well as address imbalances.There are also lifestyle changes that may alleviate some of the symptoms you may be feeling. Making healthy decisions to lose weight, like eating healthy and partaking in yoga, are a few options. Ultimately, it’s important to have accurate information about your body and what treatment options work for your lifestyle to make an informed decision about any hormonal imbalances.
Sent out by the endocrine system, hormones deal with a wide variety of bodily functions from growth to overall mood. Because they are so involved in our internal processes, when they have issues it can become a bigger problem overall. Infertility and weight loss/gain are a few examples. Think of hormones like the ingredients to make cookies. If there is too much or too little of one amount, the final product (i.e. you) will have some issues. There are multiple causes of hormonal imbalances. A few examples are: hormone therapy, various medications, cancer treatments, tumors, pituitary tumors, eating disorders, stress, and injury/trauma.
In men, hormones play a big part in reproduction, muscle and bone mass, fertility, and overall energy level. When levels of testosterone are low, there can be instances of decreased libido, decreased muscle mass, hair loss, infertility, or erectile dysfunction. Hormones are extremely important in many aspects of a female's life from birth to motherhood and the natural aging process. The impacts of low counts of estrogen and progesterone can span lifetimes. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders in females.