Common Signs you may have a Hormonal ImbalanceOctober 2018
Written by Jessica Worth, Nutritionist, Sydney, Mona Vale
A hormonal imbalance may manifest in a woman’s body in different ways, so often it can be hard for you to self diagnose what is going on. Maybe Dr. Google will help. Maybe Dr Google will tell you it’s cancer…because the Google wormhole always ends up there. In this blog post I’m going to discuss the sex hormones, as these tend to cause a lot of havoc for women.
What causes a hormonal imbalance?
There are a few factors that come into play when it comes to healthy hormonal balance. Diet, bowel movements, stress and exercise all come into play. Each has the power to put a little kink in the chain. Nutritionally, of course diet is major. How much processed food are you eating? How much processed / added sugar are you eating? How much alcohol are you drinking?
Commons signs of hormonal imbalance?
Your skin is a definite giveaway, particularly if you’re having breakouts around your jaw line. Are these breakouts time with your period?
PMS symptoms are another sign things may be amiss. Whilst common, PMS symptoms such as tender boobs, pain, bloating is not something you should be experiencing.
Mood. If you’re mood fluctuates with your period.
Where are you gaining weight? Oestrogen is associated with weight gain around the butt and thighs. Are you gaining weight around the middle? Which is commonly seen in PCOS.
Constipation is also an indication you may have a hormonal issue due to lack of clearance, and the hormones recirculating.
Are you taking the oral contraceptive pill or another form of contraception? These are synthetic hormones that can cause havoc in some.
What can be done?
If you’re experiencing some or any of the symptoms above, seek out a health care practitioner and work together on your hormonal clearance. This is important to bring balance back. You will more than likely need to overhaul your diet; many of the symptoms associated are a result of a highly processed diet.
You can definitely reduce all your hormonal symptoms, you will feel amazing for it.
Until next time… x
Jessica is a passionate nutritionist, with a special interest in helping women achieve optimal health by addressing their digestive and hormonal issues and weight loss. A client once said that working with Jess is like finally having the clouds clear to show a bright blue sky. Jess works with clients to create a healthy and balanced lifestyle. That’s why she always has a champagne in one hand, salad in the other. Want to know more? Get in touch.