Recognize Symptoms of Menopause or a Hormone Imbalance
Hormones actually go hand-in-hand with your food intake and energy and this will ultimately affect your over-all health. All of your hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), as well as cholesterol (an important hormonal precursor which aides in hormonal function) and your thyroid gland (which produces hormones) need to be in balance.
Many patients will complain about symptoms all the time, and they believe that it is normal to tolerate them because they have had them for years. However, they can have something as simple as adrenal fatigue or low cortisone levels, which are easy to fix. In most cases, their medications were suppressing the symptoms, not addressing the source of the problem in the first place! Symptoms are the way our bodies yell at us for help. When we mask our symptoms with medications, we are just turning down the volume. You wouldn’t do that if a child was screaming for help, would you?
The following is a list of symptoms that can be caused by your hormones being out of balance
(Take note if any of these apply to you.):
Aches and pains
Cold body temperature
Decreased muscle size
Dry or brittle hair
Increased facial and body hair
Increased urinary urge
Irregular bleeding (menstrual)
Rapid or slow pulse rate
Ringing in the ears
Thinning of the skin
Weight gain (especially in the hips, waist or chest)
It is always wise to get a baseline to know where you are.
Blood Chemistry Test, Lipid Panel (both immediate & delayed re-activity) – these are tests I recommend that you get done for yourself (by licensed professional) as soon as possible. There are simple ways to get your hormones back in balance through change in diet, lifestyle, or hormonal replacement if necessary.
Regardless of the direction you choose to correct your symptoms, you cannot do that successfully unless you first identify the actual cause. The way for you to do that is to be tested.
Identifying food toxicity, food intolerance, food allergies, and hormonal imbalances along with issues in structural alignment, can make the difference between why you might have depression, chronic pain, chronic conditions, problems losing weight or are on certain medications. This is very easy to identify, and it is reversible. Food can be the medicine and the cure to many of our body’s ailments, however hormones play a vital role in the body’s ability to recognize and process the food and nutrition we ingest.