It’s not easy being female.
But it’s especially difficult when hormonal imbalances take a toll on your reproductive cycle.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances
Are you suffering from these symptoms?
- Frequent or irregular menstruation
- Mood instability
- Problems sleeping
- Changes in weight or appetite
- Crying easily
- Poor concentration
- Low libido
While there are many common factors that contribute to hormonal imbalances in modern day life, the biggest by far is stress. The brain cannot distinguish the cause of your chronic stress, so it responds to all external stimuli in the same way: fight or flight. This causes reproductive hormones to stop being produced until your system has settled down, wreaking havoc on your natural hormone balance.
PMS and Menopause Triggers
Common causes of chronic stress that lead to miserable PMS and menopause include:
- Too much caffeine.
- Food sensitivities.
- Leaky gut and gut inflammation symptoms.
- Sleep deprivation.
- Pain and inflammation.
- Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
- Overdoing it, over exercising, not taking time for yourself.
- Bad diet of junk foods, fast foods, processed foods.
To get on the path to restoring your body’s natural hormonal balance, follow these functional medicine basics: follow an anti-inflammatory diet, stabilize your blood sugar, restore your gut health, and manage any existing autoimmune conditions.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalances, or are suffering through PMS or menopause, please reach out to our office for guidance.