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Hormonal Issues

Hormonal inbalances can the the bain of many women's lives. When it comes to that time of the month you can feel moody, breast tenderness, severe cramps, night sweats and so much more. Hormonal fluctuations can also occur at many other points in a woman's lives, before, during, after pregancy or the menopause menopause. The experience of every woman is also very different.

 

Perimenopasue and menopause as women enter their 40s can play havoc with your hormones and women can eperience hot flashses, low sex drive, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, insomnia. It really is not much fun.

 

It is important to recognize that you are experiencing a change, that you are not going crazy and to seek help. Yes this is part of being a woman but the suffering in silence does not have to be.

The symptoms are just that, symptoms. They do not have to define how you think and feel.

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Your hormones and You

Do you feel bloated, irritable and just not on great from? It's possible you have a hormone inbalance. What is a hormone inbalance. Hormones are a chemical messengers and they impact the way your feel and how your organs function. Many women experience their hormone levels changing at various points in their lives wether that is during puberty, during periods, pregnancy, after childbirth or the various stages before and during the menopause. What should you look out for:

  • Irregular Periods

  • Fatigue

  • Chronic acne

  • Sleep issues

  • Memory or brain fog

  • Stomach cramps

  • Mood swings and depression 

  • Weight gain 

  • Headaches

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Loss or low libido

  • Changes in your breasts

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Being cognizant of our hormonal fluctations and the effects it has and has had on our body is important. Understanding the causes of the hormonal imbalances will help us as women manage and treat the symptoms. Awareness and knowledge will empower you to feeling better and more in control of the symptoms.

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