Your hormones act in your body much like the different instruments work together in a symphony. Each hormone has specific job duties and each hormone is interdependent on the other hormones. In addition, each hormone requires certain things to function optimally; such as specific vitamins, minerals, etc.
Balancing your hormones is not going to happen overnight. It is a process that takes some time. It is important to be patient and to be willing to adjust your diet and lifestyle as needed. For example, gluten can be a contributor to estrogen dominance and eliminating gluten from your diet can improve the Estrogen: Progesterone :Testosterone ratio. Reducing stress improves your Progesterone levels and affects thyroid function.
Balancing your hormones is a personalized process. Each person is unique in what they require to achieve that balance. Finding the right treatment regimen for you takes sitting down and having a real conversation with your hormone specialist; after filling out an extensive questionnaire and getting some labwork done.
Once you start this journey, it is important that you give feedback to your physician so that she can adjust things–this will be done both remotely (phone, e mail) and during your follow up visits. Being patient and open to advice will lead to you feeling balanced and vital. Isn’t feeling great worth your time and money? ? What is more important??