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How do you know if you are suffering from hormonal imbalances?

Here are some of the symptoms you may experience if you do.

  1. PMS
  2. Migraine Headaches
  3. Mood Swings
  4. Depression
  5. Insomnia Fatigue
  6. Fluid Retention (bloating)
  7. Hot Flashes
  8. Allergies
  9. Low Sex Drive
  10. Inflammation
  11. Elevated Blood Pressure
  12. Acne
  13. Facial Hair
  14. Thinning Hair
  15. Infertility
  16. Irregular Menstrual Flow
  17. Unexplained Weight Gain
  18. Breast Tenderness
  19. Memory Loss

This list is not exhaustive as there are over 80 symptoms related to hormone balance. You may want to consider the possibility of hormone imbalance if you experience 3 or more of these symptoms.

Our hormones play a significant role in our health and wellness. When our hormones are balanced, they work in harmony with each cell of our body. When our hormones get out of balance it can cause weight gain, increased belly fat, headaches, loss of energy to name just a few (in addition to the list mentioned above).

Here are some suggestions that you can do to help balance hormones in a healthy and natural way.

Change your Diet: You want to eat foods that are rich in fiber, that helps with the excretion of excess estrogen. Also cabbage and broccoli can help balance hormones as they provide the proper building blocks necessary for healthy hormones. You want to ensure that you are getting enough vitamin B, C and D in your diet. You want to avoid caffeine, alcohol and processed foods, which stress your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands respond to stress.

Reduce Stress: Stress is probably one of the major influences on hormonal imbalances as it produces cortisol and alters levels of thyroid hormones and affects your sex hormones. Meditation is very effective in relieving stress. A proper night sleep is also very important in order to manage stress. Ideally you are getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.

Exercise Regularly: Being consistent with exercise helps to balance hormones. Yoga and cardio help calm the mind and also strengthen the body. When we exercise it triggers the release of a variety of hormones and chemicals such as endorphins, oxytocin and serotonin. These hormones make us feel good.

Chiropractic Care: Chiropractic Care helps to stimulate proper communication between our brain and the glands of our body. This promotes the proper release and regulation of our hormones. Chiropractic care also alleviates pain and helps with chronic pain that can alter hormonal imbalances in the body. Chiropractic adjustments are known to give relief with chronic low back pain, which many women experience at their menopausal stage of life where hormonal imbalances are at a high. In addition, chiropractic care helps with headaches and migraines, a symptom many women complain of during menopause.

You could be suffering unnecessarily, speak to a chiropractor about treatment for hormonal imbalances today.