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What is Hormonal Imbalance?

Our body is regulated by different chemicals produced by different glands in our Endocrine system, like pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenal, Gonads etc. When any hormone is produced either too less or way too much than its normal value in our blood, it’s known as Hormonal Imbalance. In this article, we will learn about the signs, symptoms, causes and homeopathy treatment for hormonal imbalance.

Some of the important hormones are – insulin, steroids, growth hormones (G.H.), thyroxin, adrenaline (common in both sexes) and ESTROGEN and PROGESTRONE are female hormones and Testosterone in men. It is also found in females but in a very small level.

Now since each hormone plays a very significant role, hence even slightest of difference from the normal values can effect our system as, they travel via our blood delivering specific messages to different organs / tissues about when and what they have to do.

Some Important roles played by the Hormones are –

  • Our healthy growth and development
  • Regulation of our Vitals like temperature, heart rate, sleep cycles
  • Our metabolism
  • Our Reproductive cycles and sexual functions
  • Mood cycles, stress levels etc

How to understand (self-diagnose) if one has any Hormonal Imbalance. (Signs / Symptoms)

The most common ones are –

  • Sudden weight loss or gain without any obvious reason
  • Sudden increase in sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Change in body’s sensitivity to ext. temperature i.e. Heat / Cold
  • Changes noticed in skin like Dryness, Rashes, Itching etc
  • Changes in blood pressure, high or low; heart rate changes
  • Pain knees, joints, brittle bones
  • Polydispsia
  • Frequency Micturition
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Mood swings making unreasonably irritable or increased. Anxiety level reading to a depression
  • Fatigue long continued, puffy face, blurred vision, neck bulged
  • Bloating
  • Appetite increased or decreased
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Hair fall / brittleness
  • Infertility
  • Change of voice in females

Aetiology (Causes)

The hormonal imbalance in directly related to certain life style habits and environmental factors, and also if the endocrine glands are not working properly. These glands are special cells that store, produce and release hormones into our blood. Some of the important glands that regulate different organs are –

  • Adrenal glands, gonads (testes / ovaries), thyroid, parathyroid
  • Pineal gland
  • Pitutary, hypothalamus gland, pancreatic islets

Some of the causes are –

  • Very poor nutrition
  • Long continued stress levels or (stress prone; life style)
  • Diabetes – Type I / Type II
  • Hyper active or hypo active thyroid / parathyroid
  • Some tumors / cysts like pituitary tumor or thyroid nodule
  • Trauma or any inquiry related to any gland
  • Pancreation
  • Cancers of any gland and its treatments with Chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Use of oral contraceptive pills or hormone therapy
  • Use of some medicines like steroids

Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Being women is indeed very special as every female in their lives has to go through many phases of hormonal imbalance, since her

  • PUBERTY
  • Followed by Menarche that marks the beginning of her Menstrual cycles
  • During pregnancy
  • Child Birth
  • Lactation
  • Menopause

Throughout her life she deals with her emotional as well as physical symptoms, specially during her Menopause stage which begins from a peri menopause phase with irregular cycles and sever bleeding, hot flushes and palpitation, mood swing followed by complete pause of her menstrual cycles, we call menopause followed by a post menopause phase.

Some of the hormonal imbalance disorders are –

  • PCOS
  • Hormone therapy or use of O.C.Ps (Related complaints)
  • Early pause of Menses
  • Ovarian insufficiency
  • Ovarian CA

Signs / Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in women are –

  • Irregular periods (with heavy or scanty flow)
  • Menorrhagia (Heavy flow for longer days)
  • Delayed Menarche with irregular cycles
  • Appearance of unwanted hair on face and chest
  • Acne Vulgaris, Acne Roscala
  • Infertility
  • Change of voice
  • Bleeding P/V unrelated to cycle

Hormonal Imbalance in Men

Men may also experience natural phases of Hormonal imbalance during puberty and aging. Since their hormones are different due to different endocrine organs than in woman so they may have different hormonal imbalance like

  • Prostate enlargement (prostatomegaly)
  • Prorstate C A
  • Hypogonadism (low testosterone)

They may experience some of these symptoms

  • Low sperm count
  • Low Sexual drive
  • Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.)
  • Reduced Muscle Mass
  • Reduced body hair growth
  • Gynecomastia (over development of breast tissue)
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Osteoporosis

Treatment

There are different treatments available as per the causes in various systems of healing like –

  • – The conventional Modern system
  • – Homeopathy

In conventional system, mostly the “treatment” is clone with hormones (synthetic chemicals) advised for irregular cycles which further leads to different complications and side effects like weight gain, growth of unwanted facial hair etc. The use of Metformin, Levothyroxine, Hormone replacement. Vaginal Estrogen etc are some of them

Homeopathy Treatment for Hormonal Imbalance

Homeopathy is known for its natural, mild and gentle way of treatment with no side effects at all. The healing analysis of the patients all the signs and symptoms and the necessary investigation reports since the case study includes patient as an individual hence the cure begins from the deeper levels (roots) i.e. Mind and body and soul, as when all the three are in complete harmony, cure is the only outcome. This is known as CONSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT, following which not only is the patient’s hormonal imbalance is cured and regularized but also it prevents from undergoing other complicated expensive, painful procedures and no other side effects arise. The patient starts feeling healthy, happy and is completely cured.

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