Posted by: Dr. Mercola
November 21 2009
Daniel Kalish, D.C., explains why hormone imbalances are usually not an isolated problem. Most of the time, they are related to stress response. But a combination of lifestyle changes and balancing hormones can get your system working right.
Dr. Mercola’s comments
Female Hormonal Imbalances are Often Tied to Lifestyle
Your lifestyle is a major player in many aspects of your health, and that includes keeping your hormones balanced.
Hormones are proteins or steroids that are secreted directly into your bloodstream, playing a role in many body functions such as:
- Your body’s metabolism of minerals
- Regulation of fluids
- Sexual function
- Responses to stress
If your hormones are in balance, you likely sleep well, have lots of energy and a strong sex drive, and your immune system and digestive system should be functioning smoothly.
However, it’s relatively easy to push your hormones off kilter, leading to an array of varied symptoms and hormone disorders including: