Hormone Imbalance in Women: Brief Overview

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#Definition
♧Hormones are very important chemicals your body produces to regulate various functions. Reproductive functions in women are regulated.
♧These hormones work by sending signals and messages to various organs and tissues that are responsive for reproduction.
♧When they work peacefully, your body behaves in a predictable way. But when there is a problem in their level and function, like there is too much or too little of any one hormone, then imbalance occurs.
♧Most times this can happen without any signs and even a particular cause.
1. #Symptoms
Can present as:
•       Depression
•       Extreme fatigue
•        Weariness
•        Allergies
•       Endometriosis
•       Hair loss and probably facial hair growth
•       Osteoporosis
•       Irregular menses
•       Painful menses
•       Acne
•       Night sweats
•       Hot flushes
•       Loss of libido
•       Mood swing
•       Headaches and migraines
•       Weight gain
These are the few symptoms of hormone imbalance.
These symptoms if ignored in the initial stages can grow worse as time goes by.
2. #Causes
• 1. Incorrect relationship between progesterone and estrogen levels in the woman’s body. These are the two key hormones that must coexist peacefully in a perfect balance, and any variations and changes in this perfect balance will start to have a dramatic effect on the woman’s health, leading to imbalance.
•  2.Taking the Pill, a contraceptive and birth control medication.
•  3.Infection
•  4.Extreme weight loss
•  5. Anorexia
•  6.Extreme sports
•  7.Too much of stress.
• 8.Malnutrition
• 9.Environmental reasons, including pollution, poisons.
• 10.Surgeries
• 11. Consumption of animal products with estrogen
• 12. Over nutrition
•13. Early-onset menopause
•14. Ovarian failure
• 15. Thyroid disorders
3. #Preventing Hormonal Imbalance
•1. Controlling diet or exercise regimes.
• 2. Healthy lifestyle
• 3. Processed foods should be avoided as much as possible because they contain chemicals that can interfere with the production of the two important hormones.
• 4. A good diet beneficial to hormonal balance should be composed of foods that are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 acids.
💪•  5. Fohow drugs are used to correct hormonal imbalance in women.
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Rebecca Oboh

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