Do you struggle with fatigue, brain fog, insatiable hunger, mood swings and other symptoms that seem to drain the life right out of you? You may be suffering with a hormonal imbalance and not even know it.
My name is Dr. Robert Jones and I am going to teach you about the symptoms of hormonal imbalances, their causes, and what you can do now before the condition develops into a more serious ailment.
Some people just try to cope with hormonal imbalances, thinking that the symptoms that they experience are just a part of growing older. However, they don’t realize that they do not have to feel that way. The choices that you make now about how you will confront hormonal imbalances head-on can make the difference between having the physical, emotional and mental well-being to carry you through the day, or feeling so exhausted that your ability to function in your daily duties is severely impaired.
What is Hormonal Imbalance?
Hormonal imbalances effect a number of women and men, especially those between ages 35 and 55. It can affect your entire life, depending on how severe the symptoms are.
Every person has hormones, which are important chemicals that send messages to help the body function properly. For women, the two major steroid hormones are estrogen and progesterone, which are produced by the endocrine glands. When there is too much or too little of a certain hormone, the body begins to send warning signals in a variety of ways. In fact, it is said that approximately 6,000 different health disorders can occur due to hormonal imbalances.
The most common disorder in women is caused by “estrogen dominance”, a condition where the body produces substantially more estrogen than progesterone. As a result, women may find themselves dealing with a variety of symptoms that not only adversely affect their own well-being, but can make those around them miserable as well.
What are the Symptoms Hormonal Imbalance?
Sometimes women may overlook the symptoms of hormonal imbalance as just being a part of their regular menstrual cycle. However, these symptoms can develop into more serious problems if not dealt with promptly.
One of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance is fatigue, although it can often be mistaken for other ailments that also are characterized by tiredness and exhaustion. The fatigue of hormone imbalance is usually accompanied by mood swings, where a woman may be feeling fine one moment, and the next she may burst out in tears. Additionally, the woman might struggle with insatiable hunger, and no matter what she eats she is not satisfied.
Some women may find themselves experiencing acne long past their adolescence. They also may experience hair loss, which can cause them to turn inward out of embarrassment.
Hormonal imbalances can also affect the function of the brain. Many women may have difficulty remembering even the most simple of words at times, and may struggle with focus and concentration. It is almost as if the woman suddenly came down with ADD and she is easily distracted and cannot think straight.
Why Me, Doctor?
If reading the above symptoms was just like reading your diary, there is likelihood that you have hormonal imbalances. You may be wondering what is causing these hormonal imbalances.
It is true that while most women may experience pre-menstrual symptoms at some point in their lives, there are a number of factors that cause a woman’s hormones to be off balance.
While there may be additional factors, the most common instigators are:
- Lack of exercise
- Poor diet
- Consumption of non-organic meat and dairy products
- Existing thyroid problems
Therefore, it is highly important to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise. It is also necessary to purchase food products that do not contain growth hormones, antibiotics, or other chemicals that can throw the body out of wack. Purchase milk that comes from farms that do not force their cows to ingest hormones, and eat eggs and chickens that are not injected with antibiotics and other unnatural products.
It is also important to learn to manage your stress better, and if you are sedentary for most of the day, find breaks where you can get up and walk.
However, while it is important to make these lifestyle changes, it is equally important not to diagnose and treat yourself. Obtaining proper diagnosis & treatment is important to ensure that the root of the hormonal imbalance is being addressed, as the above lifestyle changes may not be adequate to eliminate the problem altogether.
The Progression of Hormonal Imbalance
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance should never be overlooked, and women who experience these symptoms should never assume that they need to learn to live with it. If ignored, serious problems can develop.
Women who suffer with estrogen dominance are at risk of infertility, breast cancer and abdominal weight gain. In fact, a woman that is already noticing the bloating of her belly should suspect that hormonal imbalance has started taking its toll on her body. Because progesterone helps turn fat into energy, if levels are too low, a woman will begin to accumulate fat in her abdominal region. If this imbalance is not addressed for many years, the woman may develop diabetes.
Certainly no woman wants to fight diabetes for the rest of her life simply because she ignored the signs of hormonal imbalance. Furthermore, no couples need to be shedding tears due to infertility issues that stemmed from hormonal problems when the ailment could have been attacked head on in its early stages.
If you put off treatment and just hope that the misery will go away with time, you may be doing your body and your self a dis-service. Letting the hormonal imbalance develop into something more serious is so UNNECESSARY when help is within reach!
Bringing Balance Back into Your Life
If you can relate to the fatigue, mood swings, hunger and mental fog that affect your body as a result of hormonal imbalance, it is important that you take the next step and seek professional help. That is what I am here for.
I want to help you get your life back and bring your hormones under control. The condition is treatable, and you can feel like yourself again.
In fact, I believe balancing hormones is so important that I would like to offer you a Free Consultation so we can discuss your specific symptoms, their regularity and the extent of the problem, and then plan an effective course of action that balances your hormones sooner than later.
To take advantage of this Free Consultation, please complete the form below. My office will then be in touch with you promptly to set up an appointment at your convenience.
I look forward to speaking with you &/or seeing you in person very soon!