24 May Signs of hormonal imbalance
Hormones are biomolecules that are produced in our body, circulate in our blood and regulate the activity of cells, tissues and organs. They act as “messengers”, which transmit various information from one receptor of our body to another.
Hormones are responsible for our behavior and reaction to events that take place in our environment. In addition, they enhance our chances of survival and play a key role in the evolution of our species and our health. This is because hormones regulate vital processes in our body that are related to growth, sexual function, metabolism and reproduction.
Hormones are transported through the bloodstream to a vast network of communication, which helps connect the upper centers of our brain to the corresponding regulatory sites of the DNA of many trillions of cells in our body. There are hormone receptors on the inside and outside of cell membranes, where hormones bind like keys. Each hormone provides the corresponding command indicating in the DNA of each cell what it will do. In this way, the biochemical message of each hormone is properly transmitted to our cells, in order to optimally perform all their functions.
Hormones control many physical and psychological changes that our body undergoes during our lifetime. When they are at normal levels, they determine the rate of cell growth and contribute to their proper function. Only a hormonally balanced organism is able to accomplish the higher purposes for which it is naturally intended.
However, when there are imbalances in hormone levels, then chaos is caused in our body. Hormonal disorders can manifest with a host of unpleasant symptoms.
Any hormonal imbalance can lead to the occurrence of certain diseases and degrade the quality of our lives. Therefore, it is very important to be fully aware of the main symptoms that may indicate disorders of our hormonal system. Proper information and adequate knowledge can help us take the necessary steps to address any problem that may lurk in our body.
Signs of hormonal imbalance
Weight gain can be a sign of hormone imbalance. Increased cortisol production stimulates the production of high amounts of insulin. This in turn affects blood sugar levels, which often increase the urge to eat and lead to weight gain. Also, thyroid hormone disorders can cause difficulties in weight loss.
In cases of chronic stress, people experience adrenal fatigue, which results from increased cortisol levels. Cortisol is responsible for controlling the circadian rhythm. If it is disturbed, cortisol levels are significantly reduced during the day, resulting in a feeling of lethargy. Fatigue, in addition, may be due to high levels of TSH (thyroid hormone), a condition that indicates hypothyroidism.
Sleep disorders may be one of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Menopausal or perimenopausal women often experience difficulty in sleeping due to rapid changes in estrogen levels. In fact, lack of testosterone in men causes sleep apnea. It is important to emphasize that when we sleep, the levels and balance of at least ten different hormones are regulated. Therefore, insomnia can lead to cardiovascular and psychological problems, as well as appetite and fertility disorders.
In addition, the decline in sexual mood is one of the most obvious symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Inadequate androgen levels, disturbances in the balance of thyroid hormones or other endocrine glands are the main causes of decreased sexual activity. Night sweating is an additional sign of an imbalance in the hormonal system.
Restoration of the proper function of the hormonal system
As scientists, we are increasingly expanding our field of knowledge regarding the microcosm of our body. Due to the fact that we constantly enrich our existing knowledge, we are able to comprehend the complexity of all systems of our organism.
For example, we have known for decades that greater or lesser amounts of different hormones are produced by our endocrine glands at different times of each day, each month, each season, each time phase of our lives and depending on our activities. We also have a thorough knowledge of the fact that almost all of our hormones gradually begin to decline after the age of 25. There is no human on the planet, male or female, who still maintains normal levels of their hormones after the age of 25. We also know that unhealthy aging, which is accompanied by a variety of problems and chronic diseases, is primarily a matter of our hormones.
And the most basic of all? We know for sure that all kinds of hormonal deficiencies and imbalances can be treated at any time in our lives, in a completely effective and natural way. Through the administration of treatment protocols that are individually formulated and include “Biomimetic” hormones, we are able to restore the balance of the hormonal system and hormone levels to optimal levels. In this way, our health is promoted and anti-aging benefits are provided to our body. Also, many underlying chronic diseases can be prevented or treated and the quality of life of patients is generally enhanced.
Dr. Nikoleta Koini, M.D.
Doctor of Functional, Preventive, Anti-ageing and Restorative Medicine.
Diplomate and Board Certified in Anti-aging, Preventive, Functional and Regenerative Medicine from A4M (American Academy in Antiaging Medicine).
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