9 SIGNS YOUR HORMONES MIGHT NEED SOME HELP
Are your hormones out of whack or do you feel like each month is a drag? Sick of the hair loss, the weight gain, the moods? We are here to explain why that might be happening.
Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They travel to tissues and organs, via the bloodstream to send messages. Hormones play a huge role in the body and normal functioning. They regulate heart rate, sleep cycles, energy, sexual function, reproduction, appetite, digestion, mood, stress, body temperatures and so much more.
Hormonal imbalance occurs when too much of one hormone is high in your bloodstream. Due to them having such an essential role in the body, a small increase of one hormone over the other can have effects on the body.
For women, the average menstrual cycle is 26-32-days and can last 2-7 days. Hormones fluctuate during the day and depending on what day of your cycle you are on. Irregular periods are where periods can be heavy or light, painful or pain free, long or short, where each month is different. There is no perfect textbook style of period, it is what is normal for you. Each month should not be full of pain and discomfort and where you just want to hide in your baggy lounge wear in bed.
What can impact hormones are stress, environmental toxins, foods, body weight, age, sleep, smoking and alcohol consumption. You can see how they are so sensitive. Body weight is an important one. You need fat for sex hormones to be produced. Controlling how much fat you have in your diet can reduce the ability of your body to produce sex hormones and this is where you can see period loss or very irregular and sporadic periods.
- trouble sleeping
- irregular periods
- reduced energy around that time of the month
- deceased interest in sexual activity
- low mood
- hot and cold sweats
- Eat protein in each meal
- Regular exercise
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Lower sugar intake
- Consume healthy fats
- Quality sleep
- Reduce stress