Surprising Causes of Hormonal Imbalances

What causes hormonal balances? Read this article to find out how your Health, nutrition and hormones are interconnected.

 

What Causes Hormonal Imbalances?

To answer what causes hormonal imbalances in the first place, we need to ask, “What is a hormone?” Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers produced in the glands. These powerful chemicals travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do. When you have hormonal imbalances, you have too little or too much of a certain hormone.

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances Include:

Hormonal Imbalances:

It is important to note that hormonal imbalances are a symptom that something in the body is going wrong. When many people go to the Doctor they find that they are suffering from hormonal imbalances and then take medications and creams for that specific hormone to try to replenish it. This however, is more of a band-aid treatment instead of a long term treatment, and does not get to the true cause of WHAT is causing that hormone to be depleted.

To truly correct a hormone imbalance you must handle what is causing the body to be imbalanced in the first place. This is where nutritional response testing can benefit you by discovering what organs in your body are a priority to treat, and what nutrition plan is best for your body.

Organs That Contribute to Hormonal Imbalances

Thyroid: This gland stores and produces hormones that affect virtually every organ in our. It regulates our metabolic rate and is associated with changes in body weight and energy levels.

Hypothalamus: A region of the brain that controls/affects body temperature (hot flashes), thirst, hunger, emotional activity, and ability to sleep.

Pituitary: A master gland that produces many hormones that travel through the bloodstream and direct other glands to produce hormones. Vision changes, headaches, menstrual cycles, sexual dysfunction are symptoms of hormonal imbalances due to the pituitary dysfunction.

Adrenals: Produce a variety of hormones that we specifically need during times of stress. Hormonal imbalances in the adrenals can absolutely have negative effects on the body. These glands are absolutely vital to well-being and can affect mood, sleeping patterns, sexual activity, heart rate, digestion, and more.

Kidneys: Specialized organs that ensure that unwanted substances and excess water are removed from the bloodstream. They make up Vitamin D and other hormones that are important for bone health and immune system health.

Why do I have hormonal imbalances in the first place?

When any of the above organs are not working properly, this can cause an imbalance in hormones which can cause a variety of unwanted symptoms. But what can cause these organs to malfunction in the first place?

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