Hormonal imbalances in women

Many women experience hormonal imbalance and don't realize it. Hormone imbalance symptoms can range from subtle to debilitating and are often masked by medications that are prescribed for anxiousness, low mood, insomnia, weight gain and more.

What causes a hormone imbalance in women? Hormonal imbalance in women can occur as part of the aging process and may reflect generic predispositions for certain conditions, However, hormonal balance or imbalance can also be affected by the food we eat, the exercise we get, and the amount of stress that we experience.

The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and disseminate hormones throughout the body. A woman's hormones do a lot more then just regulate blood sugar, decrease bone density, and thyroid problems. When hormonal imbalance in a woman's endocrine system occurs it can cause a variety of problems. When a female has a normal imbalance in their endocrine system they can develop symptoms that range from subtle to debilitating. This means that there is either too much or too little of a woman's hormones being processed somewhere within the endocrine system. Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance in women include heavy, irregular or uncomfortable periods, decreased bone density, hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, indigestion, and constipation or diarrhea.

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