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All You Need To Know About Hormonal Imbalance

The life of a woman goes through many different stages. At these different stages of growth, women face a common problem that is Hormonal Imbalance.

Hormonal fluctuations are quite natural, they occur due to Puberty, Perimenopause (the short period before the starting of menopause), Menopause and the likes. This can also happen due to excess of toxins in the body or an unhealthy lifestyle.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

First, we will know about certain common and general symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance.

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There are numerous general signs of Hormonal Imbalance but the most common of them are:

  • Unexplained or Sudden weight gain/weight loss
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Dry skin
  • Hazy/blurred vision
  • Increased / Decreased Heart Rate
  • Increased sensitivity to cold/heat
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination / frequent bowel movements
  • Getting tired easily / Fatigue

These symptoms may sound as very obvious and nothing to fear about but they may be first signs of Hormonal Imbalance.

Causes of Hormonal Imbalance

The most common Hormonal Imbalance that is nowadays, a very usual phenomenon in most women is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, popularly known as PCOS.

Apart from PCOS, there exist many other reasons that cause this hormonal imbalance in our body. The most recurrent causes of this hormonal imbalance in women are:

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  • Menopause
  • Premature Menopause
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Hormone drugs like Birth control pills
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Menopause is the phase when a woman tends to gain the extra pound and is unable to shed it off her body. This leads to her being overweight which then results in Hormonal Imbalance.

One other reason for Hormonal Imbalance (for both male and female) is the high intake of alcohol and regular smoking.

There are hardly people who really know the demerits of alcohol consumption. Mostly, people think that high or regular consumption of alcohol damages the liver. But that is not all. Regular or high intake of alcohol not only disrupts the smooth functioning of the liver, but it also has a negative effect on the nervous system which might, in the long run, lead to several diseases related to brain and its proper functioning. These complications are many times incurable too. Hormonal imbalance due to alcohol consumption and regular smoking sometimes leads to Infertility (especially in men).

When in doubt, you must consult your doctor to know the real reason for Hormonal imbalance so as to take a preventive measure from further complications. Hormonal imbalance can give women a tough time during her pregnancy, especially during the labour period.

Prevention And Treatment of Hormonal Imbalance 

Various tests can be done to ascertain the complications and hence timely treatment becomes possible. But there are some natural ways by which we can prevent hormonal imbalance in our body and they are quite simple and easy to do. Some of them are:

1. Weight Check

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Regular exercise and more importantly, the right amount of calories burnt will help keep body weight in control. This will help regulate periods (menstrual cycle) and keep many other body complications at bay.

2. Proper Diet

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A balanced proper diet is a crucial requirement for a physically healthy body. A balanced diet helps improving overall health – physical, mental, emotional.

3. Remove Unwanted Hair

People have a firm belief that removal of unwanted hair from your body parts is simply for better outer appearance. But it is not so. Removal of unwanted hair from any body part reduces chances of diseases and helps improve mental strength. When you look good, you feel good, and this builds up your confidence and with this boost in confidence, your mental health improves incredibly.

So, to sum up, in very few sentences, it will not be incorrect to say that Hormonal Imbalance, whether in male or female, is not an incurable disease. It is a natural problem that may or may not occur and the phenomenon that leads to Hormonal imbalance is also very natural and common.

It is nothing to be ashamed of or feel inferior to anyone if you suffer from this imbalance. Imbalance happens in our everyday lives also. Similarly, this imbalance occurs in our body which needs to be taken care of.

Written by
Ruchika Mertia

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