Nowadays, there are more and more patients who complain of symptoms like menstrual and sexual dysfunction, constipation, fatigue, hair problems, weight gain, sleep problems etc. Despite of the difference between them, they all signify the same problem: a hormonal imbalance.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
The Different Types of Hormonal Imbalance
Fatigue combined with sleep problems indicate a problem with the adrenals, the glands which are responsible for stress hormones production.
Brittle nails, thinning hair, constipation, fatigue and weight gain indicate suggest thyroid-related problems, the gland responsible for the production of thyroid hormone.
Problems with the menstrual period or menopause point out to imbalances with the sex hormones: the estrogen, testosterone and progesterone.
Weight gain and fatigue are a typical combination of these three hormonal imbalances.
Weight gain could also be a sign that there are too many sweets and starches in your diet. This is often because of carbohydrate-intolerance as people become insulin “resistant” due to the excessive consumption of carbs.
How Conventional Testing May Be Sub-Par
Feeling and looking ill basically shows that there is something wrong with your hormones and they are looking for a total reboot.
Even if you checked your blood sugar, adrenals and thyroid an there was nothing wrong, it is very possible that you may have a hormonal imbalance.
Instead of coming to terms with this, you should look for a way to fight back and balance your hormones. This article presents 10 tips on how to balance your hormones, no matter what your age.
10 Ways To Fix The Underlying Cause of Hormonal Imbalance
- Cut back on the sweets and starches
Consuming too many starches and sweets set the hormones on a ride. Try to avoid them or simply eliminate them completely for a few weeks and see how your body reacts to this change.
- Try reducing high sugar fruits, grains and legumes for two weeks
A lot of people are carbohydrate-intolerant, without even being aware of it. Increased intake of these carbs causes metabolic problems in those people who fail to process them properly or are insulin resistant.
- Eat more healthy fats- and let of fat-phobia
When you add more healthy fats to your diet, the production of hormones that boost energy and increase the feeling of satiety will be stimulated.
- Be good to your microbiome
Feeldng the gut with fiber and fermented foods helps support good bacteria and keeps bad ones under control. You will have no problems with digestion which wil boosts hormone function as well.
- Avoid reactive, inflammatory foods
Inflammatory foods are considered to be all the processed foods and those that contain gluten and sugar. These foods take their toll through the immune system, the gut and the endocrine system.
- Sleep more and better
Poor quality sleep and lack of sleep affect the entire body and prevent the body`s ability to release the hormones that are needed to restore and refresh the cells. As a consequence, one ends up with more rapidly aging brain and body. So, you should try getting more and better sleep!
- Cool it on the stimulants
High caffeine intake, whether in the form of coffee soda, tea, or energy drinks, is known to interfere with the hormones responsible for restorative sleep.
- Cut the chemicals
One of the first steps towards balancing your hormones and keeping their optimal function is lowering your exposure to chemicals commonly found in food, water, air, cosmetic, and household cleaners. Try to use less toxic products .
- Minimize the medications
If you take medicines for a longer period of time you are more prone to hormone imbalance.
. Make sure you avoid hormone-disrupting OTC medications as much as possible! In case you must take them, ask for the smallest dose possible.
- Train yourself to relax
Train yourself to relax once in a while, whether it`s through having fun with your friends and family, listening to music or reading a book. Try to meditate and in this way you will naturally balance your hormones.