Most women, if not all, have at some point or another, experienced mood swings – feeling irritated, sad, frustrated and emotional for no apparent reason. They often blame their hormones whenever they experience any of these extreme emotions.
Many studies have explained how hormonal imbalances play an important role in sudden shifts in mood. Hormone fluctuations can affect a woman’s health and well-being in ways that may not be apparent. WebMD advises that these ‘messengers of womanhood’ from PMS to menopause can impact a woman’s mood, weight, food cravings, metabolism, fertility, ovulation and even her sexual desire.
Here are a few things that you should understand about hormonal imbalance, its common signs and some natural remedies:
Adult acne definitely affects one’s self-confidence. According to Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D., people with hormonal imbalances due to diseases such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are more prone to acne. To deal with this condition, diet must include green leafy vegetables, parsley, berries, salmon, and other foods that are high in antioxidants. Likewise, taking various health supplements can detoxify the body and get rid of infection and inflammation for a healthier and vibrant glow.
Hair Loss & Unusual Hair Growth
These conditions are caused by either overproduction of male hormones, estrogen dominance, stress, pregnancy, childbirth or even thyroid problems. A minimal shift or imbalance of hormones will usually lead to remarkable changes in the body, including excessive hair growth and hair loss. Acupuncture, scalp massage, enough hours of sleep, balanced diet and exercise are some of the things you could keep in mind to minimize unusual hair growth and revive your ‘crowning glory’. Dietary supplements can also aid in improving your hair growth rate, strength and vitality.
Occasional insomnia is common among women who often juggle many tasks at once such as work, looking after the kids, errands and house chores. All these demands sets off the cycle of physical stress and increases cortisol levels, which directly cause hormonal imbalances. However, when the sleeplessness continues beyond ‘normal’ and affects your ability to live an optimal life, the problem needs to be addressed. Sleeplessness increases risks of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Having a well-ventilated and dark room, creating a sleeping routine, sipping some calming herbal tea and taking organic supplements can promote better sleep. If you need more assistance, contact us and we’ll be able to provide a more tailored approach.
Though your lifestyle, diet and physical activity can dictate your weight, it may not be the reason for your weight gain. Most women, who have underlying hormonal imbalances, have resist weight loss. This occurs when they have physiologic or metabolic imbalances that make losing weight extremely challenging and at times, devastating. Research shows that it can be a preexisting condition or a new development, but until it’s properly dealt with, no amount of exercise will work – yes, even with your best efforts. By seeking guidance you’ll be able to target the specific needs of your body to naturally rebalance your hormones.
Aside from creating a tailored health plan, holistic health experts often recommend that you take herbs and supplements to sustain weight loss and nourish you towards optimum health.
So if you notice one or more of these signs of hormonal imbalance and want to deal with it naturally, contact our team of naturopaths and nutritionists on 07 3399 1002. We’re always here to help.