Hormones are chemicals that carry important information about the functioning of the body. Hormone imbalance leads to many unpleasant symptoms and health complications.
Busy daily life, stress, poor nutrition, harmful chemicals and substances that surround us are factors and prerequisites for hormonal disorders, both young and old. A good health, physical and nutritional culture are a way to prevent such disorders or to support the already started drug treatment.
This article aims to inform you about the various problems that hormonal disorders can cause and to suggest natural and natural methods of dealing with the problem, but it is not a substitute for medical treatment.
What Are Hormones?
Hormones are biochemical compounds with high biological activity – small amounts of these substances have a powerful regulatory effect. They are often presented as “chemical messengers” of the body – they are secreted by special glands and transported directly into the blood. In this way, important information is conveyed about initiating, stopping or modeling almost all physiological processes known to medicine (growth, development, metabolism, mood, behavior, regulation of the immune system, etc.).
The secretion of hormonal substances occurs through the action of the endocrine system, which includes the pituitary, thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands, thyroid glands, genital glands, pancreas, epiphysis.
Due to the relatedness of chemical reactions in the body, the mildest imbalance of a hormone secreted by a gland can give a bad reflection of our overall health and manifest with different symptoms.
What Are The Symptoms Of Hormonal Imbalance?
The symptoms of hormonal disorders are varied and vary from disease to disease. Some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance are:
Irregular monthly cycle (infertility)
Weight gain or drastic weight loss without changing your diet
Changes in appetite
An insatiable thirst
Sweating with a specific odor
Depression and anxiety
Insomnia, sleep disorders
Hair loss, problem skin
If you encounter known symptoms, it is a good idea to do a research and consult an endocrinologist. In the following lines, I will explain what are the most common causes of hormone confusion and whether there is a way to prevent such disorders.
Why do hormones go wrong?
It is difficult to determine all the causes of hormone confusion. Some of the most common hormone imbalance conditions are amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), estrogen dominance, polycystic ovaries, low estrogen, low testosterone, hypothyroidism, Basse disease (Graves’ disease), adrenal fatigue. Menopause is also a type of hormonal disorder that is considered normal but can be influenced by lifestyle changes.
Most of these diseases are triggered by stress, a fast-paced lifestyle, over-exposure to chemicals, emotional and / or physical fatigue. Smoking, frequent use of alcohol, and overweight people are also among the most commonly affected by hormonal disorders.
Of course, there are people with a genetic predisposition to hormone imbalances, but even their symptoms can be improved with lifestyle changes, a balanced sport and proper diet.
How to balance our hormones?
Balanced intake of fatty acids
Many of us have heard of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats, but we often forget that their relationship is important, not just their intake.
Omega 3 fatty acids are a group of 9 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Three of these fatty acids are of particular importance to the human body – the only way to get them is through food or a nutritional supplement. These are:
Alpha linoleic acid (ALA);
Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA);
Docosahexanoic acid (DHA).
Omega 6 fatty acids are a group of 10 fatty acids, of which again occur 3 essential body fatty acids:
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA);
Linoleic (linoleic) acid (LC / LA);
Arachidonic acid (ArK / ArA);
The fact is that there is no universal diet that is suitable for everyone, but the presence of a variety of fatty acids is necessary for many organs and functions in the body, including hormones.
An unbalanced intake of Omega 3: 6 fatty acids can cause hormonal disorders and worsen the symptoms of people suffering from hormonal imbalances.