What is Hormone Imbalance and How Does It Affect You?

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Hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on a woman’s quality of life.  Hormones are chemical messengers in our body that impact our brain, heart, bones, muscles, and reproductive organs.  They are an essential part of the workings of every cell in the human body.

For women, symptoms of hormone imbalance include pre-menstrual syndrome, anxiety, sleeping problems, cyclical headache, difficulties in lose weight, painful or lumpy breasts, vaginal dryness, night sweats, memory problems, hot flushes, puffiness, bloating, cervical dysplasia, and mood swings.

Causes of Hormone Imbalance

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Above average levels of stress
  • Poor food choices
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Taking synthetic hormones
  • Toxin exposure
  • Sedentary lifestyle (lack of movement or exercise)

Diagnosis

A diagnosis starts with a consultation with a doctor.  The doctor takes an account of the patient’s personal history, symptoms, and lifestyle choices to determine factors that may affect your health.  Physical examinations are conducted to detect abnormalities in the body and may show specific causes of fatigue.

Then doctor will request for investigations to get the diagnosis: hormone levels, complete blood count, nutrient, liver and kidney function.  The results are used to create a treatment plan that is specific to each patient.

Treatment

Hormone imbalance can be treatment by lifestyle modifications.  These lifestyle changes include adopting a healthy diet, taking supplements, exercising regularly, managing stress and practicing good habits.

Patients with hormone imbalance can escape obesity by reducing body weight.  Some patients require short term hormonal treatments to cure all the symptoms in the form of controlled dosages in different durations.  The treatments should be tailored to each person, based on the blood test results and treatment response.  When their lifestyle improves, the doctor will adjust the hormone dosage and stop the treatment.  If you notice those symptoms, consult a doctor for a treatment plan that leads to better quality of life.

About
Dr. Narinthorn Surasinthorn has been a consultant in wellness and anti-aging medicine for almost 10 years. Dr. Narinthorn is presently practising Integrative Functional Medicine using nutrition, detoxification, bio-identical hormone replacement, aesthetic medicine and cellular regenerative products. His approach is holistic and takes care of the cause rather than the symptoms of the disease with a proactive approach. Read More about Dr Narinthorn here

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