These hormonal problems are often age-related but can also be caused by an imbalanced diet or by genetics.
Hormones serve the function of regulation is very important in the body of a woman, as it influences the physical and mental development. There are seven primary types of hormones:
- Progesterone: Is vital during ovulation and pregnancy. Prepares the uterus for the implantation of the egg, and the progress of pregnancy. During lactation, it facilitates the growth of the breasts to secrete milk.
- DHEA: The alterations of this hormone can cause muscle aches, fatigue and lack of sexual desire.
- Cortisol: Cortisol regulates blood pressure, stress, sugar levels, and the immune system.
- Estrogen: Is in charge of the development of sexual characteristics such as the onset of menstruation, or growth of the breasts.
- Testosterone: The ovaries are responsible for secreting this hormone but its presence is much higher in men than in women.
- Thyroid: The thyroid gland are responsible for helping to burn the calories from food. When there is an imbalance of this type, your weight can increase or decrease suddenly.
- Oxytocin: Is related to the pleasure during sex and libido. Problems with this hormone may make it impossible to have an orgasm.
Hormonal problems tend to occur during menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause. However, diet, genetic predisposition, and stress are also other less common causes of these mismatches.
Diet can trigger a metabolic disorder, genetics may increase the tendency to suffer from disorders such as hyperthyroidism and stress can affect the endocrine system by releasing high levels of cortisol.
Symptoms of hormonal problems:
These are 15 symptoms that help you know whether you have hormonal problems:
- Loss or sudden increase in weight
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Insomnia or sleep problems
- Digestive problems
- Hot flashes
- Lack of sexual appetite
- Hair loss
- Fluid retention
- Mood changes
- Dizziness and loss of memory
- Excessive sweating
- Skin problems
- Vaginal dryness
When there are hormonal changes in women of 30-35 years, there is a greater tendency to gain weight, lose skin elasticity, lose muscle mass, and lose bone mass, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.
After age 40 years, the woman heads towards menopause extending to about age 54 where symptoms of loss of menstruation are more prominent.
It is very important to know that these symptoms will be appearing in greater or lesser degree. However, a balanced diet and exercise can help to reduce these effects. You should not forget to go to a doctor at least once a year for a review.