Hormones can be disrupted in so many ways and they can affect so many parts of the body. Typically the hormones go a little crazy during four stages of life: puberty, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause. What many people don’t realize is that hormones can also go a little haywire due to toxins within the body or an unbalanced lifestyle.
Because they play such an important role in keeping the body functioning properly, learning how to balance hormones is critical and gives us the power to prevent major health complications, including various types of cancers. To start, we need to provide some simple education on how hormones work and what they can affect.
What Happens When Hormones Are Out Of Balance?
There are 3 things that can contribute to a hormonal imbalance:
- The body isn’t creating enough hormones
- The body can’t actually use the hormones it’s creating
- The body can’t clear out the hormones once they’ve been depleted
The three main players in the hormone game are the adrenal glands, thyroid glands, and reproductive hormones. Adrenal and thyroid glands go hand in hand with the thyroid controlling metabolism and having significant control over the mechanisms of the body, including weight loss. So ladies, if you’re having a difficult time losing weight it very well could be because of hormonal issues. Approximately 80% of women over 40 have thyroid issues, and autoimmune conditions can stop the thyroid from functioning. All levels of these glands need to be addressed before the thyroid and adrenal problems can be managed and ultimately be improved in function.
There are lots of lifestyle and diet approaches to helping support the body in balancing hormones. This also includes reducing stress. We have a full-body approach when it comes to treating hormones and we do it naturally without medication. Give our team a call and let’s get your body back to a healthy state today!