Hormones – What you need to know!

Published on July 30, 2013 by

Do you remember getting on a merry go round as a young child and getting off feeling out of balance? The good thing is that the feeling goes away after a few minutes. What if it didn’t?

Hormonal Balance Scale

Well that is what many women experience as they age, their hormones get out of balance and they feel out of touch with themselves. Have you ever felt that way?do you feel that way now? You may have heavy periods, irregular periods, and/or painful periods, or if your periods are gone you may have hot flashes and/or night sweats. Perhaps you have trouble sleeping or losing weight? You have little or no sex drive and you may even feel depressed and/or anxious.

You simply know that something is “off” with your hormones if you are reading this. The list of symptoms goes on and on. What do all of these things have in common? They are all symptoms of your estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone being out of balance.

Estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. You might be asking yourself “What exactly are those?”

Estrogen, testosterone, and progesteronehttp://www.anoptimalyou.com/estrogen-hormone-balancinge are the main “sex” hormones. Most people use that word hormone without truly understanding what a hormone actually is, or does. Basically they are chemicals made by your body so that the different parts of your body can communicate with each other. Essentially, hormones are your body’s postal carriers! One part of your body needs to communicate with another part and one way to do that is with hormones. Your body is an amazing “machine”!!

Imagine that your brain needs to tell a certain cell (the basic building blocks of our bodies) to do something. Have you ever wondered how that gets done? Your brain can’t just pickup the phone, call the cell and explain what it wants! Your body can use hormones, or other types of chemical messengers.

It is important to understand that there are many types of hormones. Each hormone carries its unique message. Balancing your hormones takes time, patience, and the expertise of a physician specially trained in hormone balancing.


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