There are many toxins in our modern world that disrupt our hormones. Most people think of pesticides, food chemicals, cleaning products etc. when we talk about hormone disrupting toxins. Yes, those toxins can disrupt your Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone, but so can stress.
The human body has an amazing ability to handle stress and is able to heal beautifully under most circumstances. The problem lies in the fact that our bodies were designed to deal with short lived stressful situations, not long term ones. We were well designed to fight off a predator or heal from an injury. We were not designed to live in fight or flight mode on a daily basis.
Traffic, financial issues, work, relationship issues, news, being constantly accessible by cell phones, etc are all fairly new experiences for the human body. The stress response that keeps you alive does not understand the difference between real danger and things that are in our minds.
The end result: your adrenal glands work too much and you can end up with adrenal fatigue. This disrupts your Cortisol, Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone production. You can end up tired, gaining weight, irritable, having sleep issues or suffering from one of many other symptoms. Rebalancing your hormones with bio-identical hormones will help you to heal and feel better. Minimizing your stress exposure and readjusting how you deal with stress is also important.