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FEMALE HEALTH & HORMONES

Every month I am posting about  everything you need to know about health. This month topic is about Female Health & Hormones.

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Did you know …

  • Hormones are everywhere
  • Hormones are chemical messengers that coordinate different functions in your body produced by various glands, organs and tissues in fact some cells can make their own hormones
  • The role hormones play in a woman’s health is significant.
  • Hormones impact a woman’s weight, mood, cognitive ability, energy levels, gut health, skin health, bone health, food cravings and so much more
  • Have you considered that, as opposed to men, women’s hormone levels fluctuate ie. no sustained production every day – no wonder women are more ‘diverse’
  • Have you ever wondered how many hormones affect female health?
  • Scientists have identified over 50 hormones
  • The 6 main ones are

– Estrogen

– Progesterone

– Testosterone

– Thyroid hormones

– Cortisol

– Insulin

  • Of course, female sex hormones – Estrogen and Progesterone – have the most significant effect on a woman’s health, from puberty to pregnancy to menopause and more.
  • But, the body makes and utilizes a variety of other hormones that affect other aspects of your health – from your energy level, weight, mood and more
  • No hormone is inherently good or bad
  • They constantly chat with one another and other compounds in the body to stay in balance,
  • Tiny shifts have massive consequences
  • If one hormone is lacking, it can throw your body, mind, or emotions out of balance
  • if Thyroid-Stimulating-Hormone (TSH) gets out of range, even by milliunits, memory, body temperature, and many other functions will be altered.
  • Hormone levels can be tested in the blood, urine or saliva.
  • Have you ever peed on a pregnancy-test stick, then you’ve checked a hormone level – Hormone HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin
  • Hormones affect much more than the menstrual cycles, PMS, and menopause they also affect

– Hair Growth and Loss

– Sweating

– Food Cravings

– Emotions

– Headaches

– Skin problems, such as acne

– Bone and muscle strength

  • Nearly 50% of all women experience issues with hormonal imbalance.
  • Unfortunately, sometimes the problems they cause may not seem obvious and doctors may overlook hormones as being the cause.
  • Here are some of the most common issues women experience when their hormones are imbalanced:

– Irregular periods

– Poor sleep quality

– Acne

– Brain fog

– Gastrointestinal issues, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation

– Mood swings

– Headaches

– Vaginal dryness

– Low sex drive

– Infertility

– Unstable blood sugar

– Mental health issues

– Changes in weight

– Breast cancer

  • Chemicals in our food, water, personal-care products, and environment can enter our bodies and mimic or block hormones or otherwise keep them from doing their jobs.
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) include well-known troublemakers like BPA and phthalates in plastics, but there are many others.
  • EDCs have been linked to everything from endometriosis to learning disabilities to certain cancers, though experts say more research is needed.
  • To be on the safe side, avoid pesticides, favour glass, porcelain and steel food containers over plastic, and eat fresh whole foods without colourings or additives
  • International Women’s Day started 114 years ago as an annual day for women to “press for their demands.”
  • Let me know what are you demanding?

WANT MORE?

CHECK OUT THE OTHER BLOGS ABOUT FEMALE HEALTH AND HORMONES

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Puberty to womanhood

Estrogen

Surviving peri-menopause

Vaginal health

All about menopause

Female health after menopause

Midlife crisis

Breast cancer

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