Treating Hormonal Imbalance
Everything that happens to us can simply be brought down to biology. Nonetheless, this fact doesn't really make it any easier for us to cope with things like hormonal imbalance. If you are suffering psychologically, chances are that you are suffering from hormonal issues, something that can vary from a minor problem to a legitimate hazard to your health. Luckily, in the past few decades we have worked hard on destigmatizing hormonal imbalance and psychological issues as a whole, and great progress was made in treating both.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
The most important thing in treating a problem is identifying it. There are many symptoms of hormonal imbalance, but we've rounded up a few more obvious ones:
- Feeling depressed – Feeling under the weather, without knowing the exact reason why is the first and foremost sign that your hormones are off. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is the one to blame here, seeing as how having consistently high levels of it has a negative impact on your body's ability to produce mood-stabilizing brain chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine, the release of which is a definite mood booster.
- Tired all the time – Feeling very tired is a very common thing in the modern age. Most of us work more than one job, and need to take care of lifestyle complications as well. There is hardly any time to rest, and when we rest, most of us have trouble sleeping. However, if you have been sleeping for eight or more hours a day for some time now and still feel tired over the course of the day, you are most likely suffering from hormonal imbalance. Progesterone is the culprit here – with a potential to drop in levels, occasionally as early as when you hit the age of thirty, your internal thermostat goes haywire, which can easily prevent the deep, restorative sleep we long for, causing us to still feel exhausted, even though you've slept for more than your obligatory daily dose.
- Weight gain – This is significantly related to lack of sleep, even though progesterone isn't the one to blame directly. Peptide 1, on the other hand, specializes in controlling your satiety and, when it goes through a decrease, you will practically never feel quite full.
Treatments for Hormonal Imbalance
- Fight depression – Workouts are the name of the game here – especially the popular High Intensity Interval Training, due to the fact that it doesn't raise cortisol so much, while helping you stay in a good mood and fit.
- Be rested – The best way to deal with this issue is to simply dial your thermostat down to the optimal 64 degrees, to keep the sleep-depriving night sweats away. Supplement your diet in a quality way and eat healthy foods, rich with vitamin C-rich, such as red bell peppers, oranges, brussel sprouts, lemon, etc.
- Keep the weight at bay – This is last on our list for a good reason – you've heard of the yo-yo effect of dieting? It's not enough just to handle your hormones/lose weight. You need that good balance to stay for good, which means that whatever you're doing, you need to do it for the rest of your life. Talk to a physician and nutritionist and find out which diet works best for your hormonal structure. It shouldn't be something too rigorous – after all, you probably know what works for you and what doesn't already.
Balancing out your hormones might require a lifestyle change, but we can assure that these changes are only hard at first. Once you've achieved some form of balance, you will feel great, and any lifetime diet you have to stick to will feel great as well.
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