Hormone imbalances can affect anyone. Neither age nor gender dictates your likelihood of developing a hormone imbalance. However, age, gender and other factors are considered to determine when you would be most at risk for a hormone imbalance.
Hormones are simply chemical signals that control the way your cells and organs function. There are normal reasons for mild hormone changes, but if it gets too severe, you may want to investigate, as serious conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes can cause hormone imbalance.
Lifestyle, diet, pollution and toxins all have a part in whether or not we experience a hormone imbalance.
There are so many types of symptoms of a hormone imbalance. Here are a few examples:
Weight gain –
Sudden weight gain could be a sign that you have a hormone imbalance. Poor diet and an inactive lifestyle may contribute to this as well.
Fatigue or trouble sleeping –
If you notice that you are much more tired than you normally are or are having difficulty sleeping, you could be experiencing a hormone imbalance.
Changes in mood –
Do you feel more anxious, irritable or depressed? Hormones have a great deal to do with the way we feel emotionally.
Memory Fog –
Have you been feeling forgetful lately? This could be caused by a hormone imbalance.
Some of these symptoms may be present, others may not, and there may be symptoms present that are not listed here. But if you suspect that you may have a hormone imbalance, make an appointment with your doctor, as they may be able to track down the cause and correct it.
If you do not have a hormone imbalance, do the best you can to prevent any future imbalance. As previously mentioned, hormone imbalances are very common. We all get minor changes in our hormones throughout our lives, but to ensure that we keep these as normal as possible, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle!
First, be sure you maintain a healthy diet, eating foods that are not packed with GMOs and high fructose corn syrup. Minimize your intake of coffee, alcohol and artificial sweeteners.
Second, don’t skip the exercise. It is so important to stay active in general. It keeps you healthy all the way around!
Lastly, avoid chemicals, harsh soaps and cleansers, on your body and in your household. These can seriously mess with your hormones. So keep it as natural as possible.
If you have any concerns with hormone imbalances, just let us know. We’d love to answer any questions you may have!