Holy Hormones Journal: Dr. Mokhtar has written a brilliant piece about the hormone imbalance epidemic now afflicting every country in the world. We have named and labeled and ‘treated’ all of these diseases — polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes and thyroid conditions – but in the end it all boils down to unbalanced hormones. And yes, it is a domino effect. The earlier the hormonal imbalance starts the more serious and long-lasting the condition. The endocrine system is fragile yet – strong when understood, nurtured and respected.
Women’s World by Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar
April 28, 2013
Hormonal imbalance should not be allowed to continue chronically because it can lead to many irreversible conditions.
HORMONAL conditions are far too common in our population, especially among women. Health disorders caused by hormone imbalance have skyrocketed in the last 35 years, including polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes and thyroid conditions.
Other related conditions that are common among women include adrenal fatigue, hormone-linked breast cancer, and worsening symptoms of PMS and perimenopause.
Hormonal health is not a trivial matter. The entire body is regulated by hormones; processes like metabolism, thyroid function, sleep cycles, stress response and many more depend on hormones to continue smoothly.
When the balance of the body’s hormone levels is upset, all the processes involved are adversely affected. Even the slightest change can cause health problems.
Hence, it is important to understand why this is happening and what can be done to prevent it.
In this article, I will discuss the causes and symptoms of the hormonal imbalance epidemic.
The body’s hormones are part of an intricately linked system. They exist in a delicate state of balance, controlled by the hypothalamus gland, which sends and receives messages from hormones throughout the body.
However, the over-production or under-production of one hormone will affect the rest of the hormones, in what is known as a domino effect.