Healthcare is something that we all must give great importance to. Hormonal imbalance has become one of the biggest health issue that we are facing these days. Hormonal imbalance has been found in many people and has become one of the biggest threat to the human kind.
Hormonal imbalance is said to be occurred in a human being, when there is an uncontrollable amount of hormone level that is present in our blood stream. Hormones are very much important in our body and because of its utmost importance, a small change in the level of hormones in 6 blood will cause great bodily problems to the people.

What are hormones?

Hormones are certain chemical substances that are produced in the human body that will help in the smooth functioning of the bodily activities. These are produced by the endocrine glands of our nervous system.
There is a number of hormones that are secreted by the endocrine gland that will help is maintain the bodily activities as well as the timing clock in our body. Hormonal balance is somewhat very much important and the major factors that is taken care of the hormones are:

  • Body metabolism and appetite
  • Heart rate
  • Sleeping time
  • Sexual activities
  • Body temperature
  • Growth

All these factors are affects in an adverse manner when hormone balance is been destroyed.

Men and women hormone deficiencies are most commonly seen these days. There is a number hormonal imbalance that can be seen in men and females. The most common one to seen is the imbalance in the hormonal level of insulin, thyroid and adrenaline. Imbalance in the amount of oestrogen and progesterone can also be seen in women. The lost of hormonal balance in the case of men and female hormones can cause a number of health issues such as lack of hair growth, decreased reproductive strength, sight issues, vaginal dryness in women etc.

Causes of hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalance can be caused because of a number of reasons. This mainly depends on the type of gland the issue is caused to. The most common symptoms of the loss of balance in hormone level are:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Unexplained hunger
  • Blood pressure variations
  • Dry skin
  • Skin rashes
  • Sleeping irregularities
  • Infertility
Why hormone imbalance is caused?

Everyone may experienced certain phases of hormonal changes in their life. But sudden hormonal changes can cause great health issues. Therefore it is considered deadly. Mainly the sudden hormonal changes is caused in the human body because of the issues and damages that is related to the endocrine glands.
Endocrine glands are certain tissues that has the special ability to produce, store and release hormones in to your blood. The major endocrine glands among the many that is present in the human body is the adrenal gland, pituitary, gonads, thyroid, penial, hypothalamus, pancreas etc. Several factors influence the functioning of the endocrine glands in your body, some of them are closely related to the life style that we are following. These issues cause a great impact in our body that may cause changes jn the balance of hormones in your body:

  • Stress and strain full life
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Poor diet
  • Poor nutrition
  • Over weight
  • Tumour
  • Gland injuries
Hormonal imbalance in men and women

Men and women usually experience hormonal imbalance in specific stages of the life. The major stages of life that men faces the irregularities in the hormonal levels are puberty and aging. At the time of puberty hits, certain hormones are produced in the men’s body for the first time such as testosterone. These hormones makes several changes in the body like change in the sound, growth of pubic hair and production of sperm.
In case of women hormonal changes happens much more often than the men. Major hormonal changes can be seen at the times of puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause etc. At these times there are specific hormones that are produce in the women’s body like the oestrogen and the progesterone. They will help in the correct sexual cycle in women’s and will help to maintain the sexual characters.

Cure for hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalance is just a condition that can be overcome by proper medication. There are many medication processes that are available now a days in order to overcome this serious issue. Some of them include the use of anti-androgen medicines for women, metformin and levothyroxine. These medicines are provided for hormone issues in women’s, pancreatic patients, diabetics patients and patients with issues related to the thyroid gland.
There are also many natural curing techniques that are related to the hormonal imbalance, including the use and consumption of natural medicines such as black cohosh, dong quai and red clover for issues that are related to sexual hormones. Also ginseng can be used to over the issues that are caused to women’s because of menopause.

Author: Dr. Chetna Jain

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