Hormone Imbalance in Women Can Cause a lot of Problems
Tired all the time, have trouble sleeping, getting constant breakouts on your skin, and can’t seem to lose weight? You hormones may be the culprit. I have had this problem for a while and am trying to fix it the natural way. A lot of women actually don’t even consider that it’s their hormones causing them problems so we thought we would help. Below are the common signs for hormonal imbalances that affect millions of women across the U.S.
Adrenal glands that are overworked can’t maintain appropriate levels of cortisol and your cortisol levels will rise in which causes weight gain.
Poor diet, lack of exercise, irregular sleep, and long work hours causing stress is the perfect recipe for adrenal fatigue. Stabilizing blood sugar is critical since cortisol is released to manage blood sugar levels. An immorderate level of cortisol is frequently the real culprit that could keep you from losing weight.
Fatigue & Sleep
Getting sleep is very important in order for us to be alert. Our bodies need an adequate amount of rest and sometimes women don’t realize how essential it is during their monthly cycles.
Metabolic functions determine ratios of fat and muscle. And the first deep sleep of the night is where you secrete the greatest amount of growth hormone. In children it triggers growth, and in adults it heals. In women, a decline in this hormone or estrogen level can cause havoc on your menstrual cycle.
Unexplained breakouts can be caused low thyroid function.
If you are experiencing changes in your skin and it is not getting better, you should contact your primary physician or a dermatologist. A blood test can identify it and it can be corrected by taking a small pill every day or if you want to take the natural route, diet change and exercise can help immensely.
All these symptoms can reflect your mood which can escalate into anxiety or depression. These are a few ways to naturally balance your hormones.
- Nutrition. Eating whole foods and avoid processed foods, refined sugars and caffeine. Eating consistently where your body is not having a deficiency of calories and struggling to function. If you have a hard time finding time to eat due to your schedule, planning ahead helps; having fruit snacks available to regulate blood sugar levels. Let’s not forget hydration, drink plenty of water!!!
- Exercise. Movement is key for our hearts to pump and the best long term investment we give to our health is exercise. For 20-30 minutes a day, three times a week at least can do wonders by lowering blood cortisol levels.
- Sleep. Our bodies love routine so if your sleeping patterns have changed drastically, your hormones will exhaust. Ideally we need anywhere from 6-10 hours of sleep daily for our adrenal nourishment and liver detoxification. That being said, most moms will chuckle at this idea, so do what you can and ask friends and family to help you out as much as possible. Also, stay off your phone and your computers from 45 minutes to an hour before bedtime. Bright lights shut off the melatonin production which is necessary for a good nights rest.