OK CLASS, LET’S START WITH THE BASICS; WHAT ARE HORMONES, ANYWAY?
Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. Produced in the endocrine glands, these powerful chemicals travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do. They call the shots in controlling most of your body’s major processes from metabolism to reproduction. Different hormones act on different parts of those processes. Considering the body secretes and circulates some 50 different hormones, it’s a train wreck waiting to happen. And boy, when it does, your body isn’t going to know what hit it.
SO, WHAT TIPS THE HORMONE BOAT?
A little too much of this hormone, a little too little of that hormone…they lose their delicate balance. It doesn’t take a lot to mess things up in ways you can’t imagine. Statistics show that 80% of women suffer from hormone imbalances. Often, they live with them without even realizing it. They just feel rotten, or can’t figure out what going on with them. They get to a point they think it’s in their heads. Nope, it’s in their hormones.
NEXT QUESTION ON THE TEST; NAME THAT HORMONE
Hormone imbalances can be a confusing thing to decode. As we said, different hormones cause different problems. See if you can answer which hormone causes what. And whether you recognize having some of these symptoms yourself. (Hint; the answer is at the bottom of each group of symptoms. All exams should be this easy.) Ready? You’ve got all the time you need. GO!
- Mood swings
- Painful periods
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight, especially around the hips, butt and thighs
Hormone imbalance? TOO MUCH ESTROGEN.
- Overly emotional
- Difficulty with memory
- Depression or anxiety
- Night sweats
Hormone imbalance? TOO LITTLE ESTROGEN.
- Headaches or migraines
- Swollen or painful breasts before period
Hormone imbalance? TOO LITTLE PROGESTERONE.
- Abnormal hair growth on face, chest or abdomen
- Thinning hair
- Oily skin
Hormone imbalance? TOO MUCH TESTOSTERONE.
- Low libido
- Lack of motivation
- Loss of muscle mass
- Constant fatigue
Hormone imbalance? TOO LITTLE TESTOSTERONE.
- Salty or sweet food cravings
- Afternoon energy crashes
- Need for naps
- Tired in morning, even after a full night’s sleep
Hormone imbalance? TOO LITTLE CORTISOL.
- Overwhelmed by stress
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Mind going a mile a minute
- Extra belly fat
Hormone imbalance? TOO MUCH CORTISOL.
- Brain fog
- Hair loss…all over
- Cold hands and feet
Hormone Imbalance? TOO LITTLE THYROID.
All right, so by now, you’ve all got a headache as to where you see yourself here, and more importantly, what to do about it. Which leads us to the last question in our little quiz, with an answer you’ll be happy to hear about.
WHERE’S THE ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, WITHOUT QUESTION BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR HORMONES HUMMING AGAIN?
If you say Denver Hormone Health, you’ve aced it. Hormone imbalances aren’t something your general doctor would know too much about. Good bet you wouldn’t ever hear them say, “maybe your cortisol on the wane”. All Denver Hormone Health does, has everything do with hormones. All of them. The medical professionals at DHH have years of experience treating patients of all ages to restore their body’s’ natural hormone balances. Determining your hormone levels starts with simple tests. But this allows the hormone experts at DHH to create a unique treatment plan tailored to your exact needs. If you’ve been feeling less than yourself, it’s time to get your life back in balance. There’s enough out of whack in the world as is right now. Call or text Denver Hormone Health now.