Hormones are related to life events such as puberty, childbirth, or menopause. While these milestones are noteworthy, hormones are responsible for far more than you realize. As it happens, hormones are crucial to your emotional and physical well-being.
Here at The Well For Health in Davidson, North Carolina, we know that maintaining optimal hormone levels will keep you feeling and looking your best.
How hormones work
While doing their jobs behind the scenes, hormones quietly and efficiently regulate every single organ and system in your body. With hormones, your body functions without you having to think about it. Your pulse, mood, energy levels, appetite, and libido are all harmonized through your body’s surreptitious production of various hormones.
Unfortunately, even insignificant hormone inconsistencies can cause substantial health problems.
Hormone-related health problems
You are likely aware that imbalances of the hormones testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone can cause several health problems, including acne, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, and irritability. But researchers are steadily revealing new hormones and their corresponding health problems.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common and painful cause of infertility stemming from temperamental levels of hormones called androgens. These androgens halt production and release of eggs, making it difficult to conceive. If you’re trying to conceive to no avail, your androgens might be responsible.
Certain hormone levels spike to help you feel tired and drift off to sleep. If they fail, the consequent sleep disturbances can make life difficult, especially if they’re happening consistently or are causing insomnia. If you find yourself sleepless while tossing and turning regularly, you might have unsteady hormone levels.
If you exercise regularly and count your calories down to each individual carrot stick, but still can’t lose weight, hormone imbalances are a likely culprit. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain or an inability to lose weight due to an underactive thyroid gland. Strong indications of hypothyroidism can also include depression, dry skin, constipation, and fatigue.
Drops in testosterone and estrogen that cause a low libido are normal, but not for every life stage. If you usually have a high libido but are no longer experiencing that loving feeling, hormone fluctuations could be the reason for this change.
Hormonal fluctuations can cause chaos if left untreated. If you are experiencing weight gain, depression, insomnia, or low libido due to a suspected hormone irregularity, seek treatment with a hormone specialist as soon as possible. Don’t put off the inevitable; schedule your consultation with The Well For Health by calling or booking online today.