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Your Hormonal Imbalance Guide

hormonal-imbalances

Hormonal imbalances

Lately, a lot of my patients have been asking me about hormonal imbalances.

They all wonder if there is anything they can do, besides using very expensive treatments.

Unfortunately, hormonal imbalances come with age.

But they can also get triggered earlier in life by disease and stress. However, fear not.

Contrary to popular belief, there are many NATURAL ways of alleviating the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

You will learn the successful techniques that have helped my wife, and hundreds of my patients to age gracefully without worrying about side effects.

Today, is your turn to step into the life you deserve.

But first you should know that there are significant differences between female and male hormonal imbalances. But they all follow the same pattern…

As men get older their testosterone levels decline.

However, there are other factors that can contribute to this problem:

  • Hypogonadism, in which underactive testes do not produce enough testosterone.
  • Chronic kidney or liver disease
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease
  • Metabolic disorders like obesity or type 2 diabetes
  • Mumps, HIV/AIDS
  • Heart failure
  • Cancers such as testicular cancer, or a prolactin-secreting tumor (prolactinoma) in the pituitary gland.

So make sure you watch out for the following tell-tale signs:

  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Mood changes and depression
  • Hair loss
  • Decrease in bone mass and osteoporosis
  • Muscle weakness and a slower recovery from exercise.
  • Sexual problems such as low semen volume, low libido, and erectile dysfunction.

Also, as a man ages, their testosterone is converted into estrogen naturally.

And, if he has a metabolic disorder, like obesity or type 2 diabetes or he undergoes a synthetic testosterone therapy, then he will experience high estrogen symptoms like:

  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Rosacea
  • Infertility
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms linked with benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Increased likelihood of heart problems such as stroke or heart attack
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bloating
  • Gynecomastia (enlarged male breast growth)
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Cold feet or hands
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleeping or memory problems

Also, watch out for these less known triggers of hormonal imbalances in men:

  • A diet high in refined carbohydrates can increase insulin resistance and lead to sex hormone problems.
  • Stress and adrenal fatigue are thought to upregulate aromatase, which leads to high estrogen and low testosterone.
  • Environmental chemicals (personal care products, plastics, and other environmental chemicals contain compunds called xenoestrogens) are known to be powerful endocrine disruptors.
  • Excessive amounts of endurance and cardio exercise can also lead to high estrogen and low testosterone levels.

Make sure you choose high-intensity interval and strength training which are better options to avoid hormone imbalances in men.

  • Excessive alcohol intake lowers your testosterone levels.

Women can experience menopause as early as 40 years old.

When this happens, the production of progesterone and estrogen decreases.

A woman on menopause will experience the following:

  • vaginal dryness
  • food cravings
  • memory problems
  • anxiety
  • fibrosis
  • digestion problems
  • low libido
  • painful breasts
  • endometriosis
  • headaches
  • depression
  • migraines
  • fatigue
  • belly fat gain
  • insomnia
  • muscle mass loss
  • night sweats
  • weight gain
  • hot flashes
  • bloating
  • rosacea
  • irritability
  • acne

Besides pregnancy and birth control pills, lifestyle also plays a major role in throwing off your hormones.

These factors lead to endocrine disruption:

  • Lack of exercise
  • A poor diet
  • Stress
  • Inadequate sleep

The good news is that there is a natural way of conquering hormonal imbalances.

Incorporate a few simple lifestyle changes into your daily routine:

  • Improve your fitness.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Try herbal remedies: phytoestrogenic herbs and hormone-regulating supplements.
  • Try some effective techniques such as acupuncture, massage, or aromatherapy.

You need to practice the above recommendations. They might save your life.

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