There are many reasons why your hormones could be out of balance. Learn how to identify the signs of out of balance hormones and how you can balance them.
If your brain is the boss of your body, your hormones are its managers. Your hormones tell your cells which things to produce, what chemicals to make, and which genes to express, all on a daily basis.
They’re responsible for hundreds of processes in your body, including some that are happening as you read this right now. Want to learn more about what your hormones do for you? How to tell if they’re imbalanced? How to test them, and where to get natural remedies that can help? We’ve got your guide, below.
Your 2 Minute Guide to Hormones
Without getting too scientific, we’re going to give you a quick rundown on what hormones are, where they’re made, and what they do in the body.
Hormones are biological messengers made in the endocrine system in the body. They tell your body what to express (in terms of genes) and what not to. They also help you grow and reproduce.
There are seven main hormone centers in the body. Listed from head to groin they are:
- Pituitary gland
Each hormonal center produces or “rules” different hormones – and there are a lot of them! Many more than just testosterone and estrogen, which are the ones most people know. There are at least 50 different hormones in the body if you include hormone combinations.
Hormones are team players, which is to say if one of them is off, it affects the entire hormone system, so keeping them balanced is crucial. But how do you do that? It’s not as easy as it should be these days. Even something as small as the type of laundry detergent you use can throw them off!
Worried yours are imbalanced? Take a look at the signs of hormonal imbalance, below.
Signs of Hormone Imbalance
Since there are so many hormones and they rule so many different bodily functions, the signs of hormone imbalance can sound like the symptoms for other medical diagnoses, and you should always consult your doctor if you’re concerned.
Here are some things to look out for:
We all get a few zits now and then, but we’re talking about a change in your life-long pattern. If all of a sudden you start getting zits where you’ve never gotten them before, including on parts of your torso and limbs, your hormones may be out of whack.
Since acne is annoying but not life-threatening, it’s a good time to order a bioenergetic hormone test to help you get information on what’s going on in your body.
Weight Gain or Loss
Did you know that it’s normal to gain weight over time? Most people gain about 2 pounds a year in adulthood unless they work hard to change that.
But if all of a sudden you’re losing or gaining weight and it doesn’t make sense given your lifestyle, then it’s time to check in with your hormones. Especially if you’re experiencing more than one of the issues on this list.
If you’re experiencing issues with weight changes, it could be an imbalance with your thyroid. Thyroid issues can affect every aspect of your life, from sleep to reproductive health, to your energy levels, and can even have an impact on your immune function.
If you suspect a thyroid issue or if your bioenergetic test points out evidence that may have an issue, take your concerns to a professional and try to learn all the options available to you.
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If you suspect a thyroid issue a bioenergetic test could point out underlying resonating stress. This stress can often come from a variety of things like heavy metals, viruses, chemicals, food sensitivities, and even deficiencies.
Menstruation or Period Changes
There are three main period issues when it comes to hormones. First, there’s amenorrhea, or when you stop getting your period altogether (unless you’re on birth control). Second, there are irregular periods, where your periods don’t come on a regular basis – which they should.
The third is menorrhagia, which is an usually heavy period that can go as far as to cause anemia (low levels of iron in the body) and low blood pressure from blood loss.
Getting a hormone test or screening will help you figure out what’s going on with your periods and can also inform you of your general reproductive health – such as how easy (or hard) it will be for you to get pregnant.
Both men and women can experience hormone-related hair loss. Most women notice this after giving birth to a child – since pregnancy is such a hormone-fueled process.
Some hair loss is normal, but if you’re noticing a clear and drastic change, or if it doesn’t run in your family, it’s time to take a look at your hormones. Figuring out what’s causing your hair to fall out is the first step to making it stop!
Other Signals of Hormonal Imbalance
We could list more hormonal-related health issues, but some other common ones include sleeping difficulties, muscle loss, changes in energy levels, heightened or lessened appetite, a feeling of always being “on” or stressed, and more. Not sure if “breast tenderness” would be a good keyword….if so maybe we add that in too as a common one?
Hormonal imbalances aren’t something you want to ignore.
How to Find Out if You Have a Hormonal Imbalance and Where to Find Natural Remedies
There are a few ways to figure out if you have a hormonal imbalance. One of the ways is to see a doctor, but not everyone has the time (or insurance) for that.
If you’re just wondering what’s going on with your hormones and aren’t ready to head to the doctors yet, there are at-home screening tests you can order. They don’t replace the need to see a specialist if the need arises, but they’re a great first step.
Our bioenergetic hormonal screening kit takes a sample of your hair and your saliva to help you understand your resonating toxin levels, hormonal imbalances, missing nutrients, energetic sensitivities, and more. More in fact, than any other at-home screening on the market.
We have seven different scan types, including the most comprehensive option, the Full Scan (maybe hyperlink that to the Full Scan page). Our scan results even come with a specifically tested list of natural remedies to balance the stress factors found in your bioenergetic health.
Order a scan from our website and take control of your health, today!
DISCLAIMER: This post is designed for educational purposes only and are not intended to serve as medical advice. The information provided on this site and in reports should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or need medical attention, you should consult your healthcare provider.