Ever since we are born, our hormones are the ones responsible for our appetite, stress, anxiety, sleep patterns, etc. When they are out of balance, all of these functions get affected, thus causing our bodies to suffer in several areas.
Causes Of Hormonal Imbalance
Every person can experience some sort of hormonal change in their lives. However, some lifestyle and environmental changes can deeply affect this condition. These can include:
- Excessive stress
- Poor diet and nutrition
- Lack of sleep
- Being overweight
- Thyroid problems
- Birth-control medications
- Severe allergic reactions/infections
- Endocrine gland injury
- Exposure to toxins, pollutants, etc.
What Does Hormonal Imbalance Look Like?
Hormonal imbalance can have multiple effects on the organism because the hormones that are usually affected are cortisol and insulin, “stress” hormone and “sugar” hormone. Although we can think that their effects go directly to our anxiety levels and sweet cravings, the reality is that their consequences are deeper than we realize. But first of all, how do we recognize if we are victims of hormonal imbalance?
The following indicators can help us figure that out:
- Insomnia; trouble to conciliate sleep, or to stay asleep.
- A daily struggle to wake up early, or to get out of bed.
- An increasing need for caffeine or energy boosters.
- Unexplained weight gain or weight loss.
- Excessive sweating.
- Changes in sensitivity to cold or heat.
- Skin changes, rashes, etc.
- Changes in blood pressure.
- Changes in blood sugar.
- Irritability and anxiety.
- Long-term fatigue.
- Increased thirst.
- Changes in bowel movements.
- Feeling bloated.
- Changes in appetite.
- Decreased sex drive.
- Thinning of hair.
- Breast tenderness.
If you notice 3 or more symptoms in yourself, chances are that you might be suffering from hormonal imbalance.
Getting Your Hormones Back On Track
Although our first recommendation is to visit your family doctor ASAP, there are several areas that you can work on to naturally improve your hormonal functioning.
1.- Nutrition: Checking on your eating habits is the first step towards a healthy life. Are you skipping meals? Are you drinking enough water? Are you eating a balanced diet? All of these questions need to be asked in order to make the most out of your nutrition. Remember, all of your healthy eating habits are going to give fruit, so taking care of yourself and your proper nutrition should be a priority.
2.- Sleep: How many hours of sleep are you getting per night? What time are you going to bed? The quality of your sleep goes far beyond sleeping 7 hours per night. According to recent studies, the timing of your sleep also affects the quality of it. If you go to bed after 10 pm your body does not recover the same way because your sleep patterns are affected, even if you sleep for 8 hours straight. So the key to good rest is to go to bed around 9 pm and to avoid screen light at least 2 hours before.
3.- Coffee/Sugar: Although coffee and sugar intake is a part of nutrition, they deserve a separate point because of our heavy reliance on them and the effects that have on our bodies. I always mention that I used to be a sugar/coffee addict. Although it might sound like a harmless pattern, this unhealthy habit got to the point where I needed 6 coffees, and a ton of sugar a day to function. This way of living affected my sleep (I could sleep for 10 hours without feeling rested), my skin (I got acne), my weight (I gained 50 pounds), and even my mood. As soon as I made changes in my nutrition, results showed and I got rid of those conditions. You don’t have to cut off all at once, but reducing your intake by half is a good way to get started.
4.- Mental Health: Mental health is equally important as physical health. Our feelings and thoughts have a deeper influence on our wellbeing than we can possibly imagine. Being chronically stressed is an opening door for many diseases and illnesses. Taking time out to meditate, and work out has been scientifically proven to ease stress and anxiety, as well as improve your overall health. Remember, health is not only nutrition and wellbeing but also thoughts and feelings. Make a conscious decision to be present and let go of what you can not control. This will pay off in your physical and mental health.
5.- Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cell therapy is a type of treatment that uses a patient’s stem cells to repair damaged cells, tissue, and injuries. According to different studies, stem cell therapy has been found beneficial for several conditions and there is actually no limit to the types of diseases that could be treated with stem cell therapy.
The main benefit that stem cell therapy provides is healing in conditions such:
- Orthopedic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cardiovascular diseases like coronary heart disease, stroke and congestive heart failure (ranked as the number one cause of death in the United States every year since 1900)
- Neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s).
- Longevity and skin related therapies.
- Cosmetic therapies.
- COPD and respiratory diseases
After the therapy, patients experience unique features and additional benefits that include:
- Speedy recovery of wounds
- Better sleep.
- Risen energy.
- Ease in hormonal imbalances.
- Better gut functioning.
- Reduced pain, even in chronic conditions
- Increased functionality, motion, and even sleep quality
- Reduced muscle compensations, and risk of future injuries
- Decreased nerve damage
- Increased collagen
- Regenerated blood vessel tissue
- Improved damaged skin
- Reduced hair loss
- Quickly recovery, the patient is able to return to normal activities ASAP
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