Do you have PMS, heavy or irregular periods?
Have you suddenly gained weight and are unable to lose it?
Do you have mood swings, hot flashes and night sweats?
Are you feeling stressed, tired and have trouble sleeping?
Hormones affect women throughout their entire life cycle. An imbalance can start at any age. In younger women it is often poor nutrition, emotional stress, an erratic lifestyle, too much alcohol, the use of birth control pills, or the early onset of menopause that leads to hormonal imbalance. In mature women, perimenopause and menopause are the most common causes of hormonal symptoms. Other contributing factors - at any age - include heredity, lack of exercise, obesity, poor quality sleep, trauma, inflammation, thyroid and adrenal problems, ovarian failure, as well as exposure to pesticides, chemicals, environmental pollution and toxins.
For the most part, the symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be greatly improved through lifestyle changes and natural therapies. In many cases, however, a personalized bio identical hormone therapy program may be required for optimal lasting results.