Hormonal Imbalance

Our body has multiple hormones that regulate our body in optimal range. However, when any of these hormones, goes above or below, their desired levels than our body starts functioning abnormally. And as a side effect there can be development of multiple issues like PCOD/ PCOS, Acne, pimples, breakouts, fertility issues, irregular periods and more.

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Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are signalling molecules that tell cells, tissues and organs what to do and how to do. They are in charge of important functions like metabolism, heart rate, sleep, mood etc. For women, hormone fluctuation is a part and parcel of life owing majorly to the monthly menstrual cycle. It changes before periods, after it, during bleeding, pregnancy and menopause. This imbalance is very common in oestrogen, progesterone, adrenaline and steroid hormones. However, if it goes beyond a limit that it affects our physical and mental state, then it needs to be addressed at its earliest.

What are the most common causes of Hormonal Imbalance in Female?

Thyroid disorders: Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism are conditions that disrupt normal levels of thyroid hormone which can also fluctuate the reproductive hormones.

Pregnancy: Hormonal changes at this time are very normal but it gets beyond control in case of complications such as gestational diabetes.

Menopause: Transition to menopause is naturally accompanied with shifts in the levels of reproductive hormones. It occurs at the age of 45-55 and decreases the levels of oestrogen and progesterone in the blood.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: PCOS is a condition in which too many eggs are formed in the ovaries. Women suffering from this experience frequent and drastic changes in the levels of reproductive hormones.

Diet: The food we eat significantly impacts the production and secretion of hormones by acting directly on the gut and by changing the concentration of various metabolites.

Exercise: Regular exercise releases endorphins that boost your overall health and maintain the hormonal levels. That being said, too rigorous or heavy exercise can cause rapid weight loss, weakness and disrupt the hormonal balance.

Lifestyle: An active lifestyle helps your hormones work well. It enhances their receptivity, signalling and sensitivity.

Birth control pills: Using birth control pills flood our blood with synthetic progesterone. Unsupervised, regular use can stop ovulation and wear out the inner lining of the uterus. It can also cause oestrogen dominance.

What are the other causes of Hormonal Imbalance?

Ovarian or adrenal tumours: Cancerous growth in the ovaries and adrenal glands disrupt the production of hormones.

Hypopituitarism: This is a very rare disorder in which the pituitary gland fails to produce a few hormones. It can affect various important functions like growth, reproduction and metabolism.

Premature Ovarian Failure: In this, menopause sets in and the ovaries stop functioning before the age of 40. The levels of oestrogen and progesterone goes down.

Pituitary tumours: Growth of unnecessary cell mass in the pituitary gland wrongly signals the cells to produce more prolactin, the milk producing hormone. Similarly, it can disturb other hormones under the control of the pituitary gland.

Autoimmune oophoritis: Autoimmunity is a condition in which the fighter cells of the body start attacking their own cells as though they are pathogens. If these cells start destroying the ovarian cells, then it leads to inflammation and hormonal imbalance.

What are the common symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Irregular menstrual cycle: A timely menstrual cycle on a regular basis occurs only if your hormones are well balanced. Thus, if your periods are occurring too frequently or after a long gap, then you should get your hormone levels checked.

Sudden changes in mood: Change in hormone levels cause lot of mood swings even causing anxiety and depression.

Fatigue: Hormonal imbalance can play havoc with your energy levels. For example, excessive progesterone makes you feel very sleepy and low thyroid levels makes you very tired.

Insomnia: Some hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone can cause sleeplessness especially in premenstrual and pregnant women.

Hair loss: Fluctuating levels of oestrogen, progesterone or even thyroid glands cause excessive hair thinning and hair loss. This is the main reason why women in menopause often experience hair loss.

Changes in libido: Studies show that changing hormonal levels have a very significant effect on your sex drive. Low levels of ovarian hormones like oestrogen and progesterone decrease your sex drive.

Treat Hormone Imbalance in females with Ayurvedic Treatment at SRIAAS

At SRIAAS, we understand that hormonal imbalance can affect many aspects of a woman's health, from mood swings to irregular periods. Our Ayurvedic treatments are designed to address these issues naturally and holistically. Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine, emphasizes the balance of mind, body, and spirit. Our experienced practitioners at SRIAAS use a combination of herbal remedies, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle recommendations to help restore hormonal balance in females. We believe in treating the root cause of the imbalance rather than just alleviating symptoms, promoting long-term well-being.

Our approach is personalized, taking into account the unique constitution and needs of each individual. With a focus on promoting harmony within the body, SRIAAS offers a gentle and sustainable way to treat hormonal imbalances, allowing women to regain control of their health and embrace a more balanced and vibrant life.

1 How can hormonal imbalance affect fertility?

There are two major reasons of compromised fertility in case of hormonal imbalance:

  • Ovulatory dysfunction: This often is a result of PCOS and thyroid imbalance because of which the ovaries do not release eggs regularly. Thus, there is no egg to be fertilised.
  • Low levels of progesterone shorten the luteal phase. As a result, the inner lining of the uterus is not well formed. So, after fertilisation, the zygote is not able to attach to it properly for the supply of nutrients.
2 Can stress disturb my hormonal balance?

Stress triggers the release of cortisol, famously known as the stress hormone. This puts you at a risk of various physical and mental health problems such as high blood pressure, headaches, anxiety and depression.

3 What are the major hormones that can impact fertility?

Oestrogen, progesterone and thyroid are the major hormones that can interfere with fertility. In addition, hormones like prolactin, Anti-Mullerian hormone(AMH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone(FSH) also affect it.