So many of us woman suffer from hormone imbalances, one is PMS (premenstrual syndrome), or polycystic ovaries, heavy periods to fibroids, there are so many different medical conditions out there what can cause all the imbalances. There are many ways we can help these imbalances with lifestyle changes and medications.

Coping with shifts in moods is a nightmare, never knowing if you are coming or going or crying at the slightest thing. This happens because the hormones are affecting the chemistry in the brain. Dealing with such mood disturbances can cause anxiety and depression.

Dealing with Menorrhagia ( heavy menstrual bleeding) and it can interfere with your daily life. If you have heavy bleeding, it can lead to anaemia and chronic tiredness and interfere with your sleeping patterns leaving you exhausted and weak.

What are the signs of Menorrhagia

  • Soaking one or more tampons or pads every hour for many days
  • Having to put two or more pads in your pants
  • Changing pads all through the night
  • Constant pain in the lower part of the stomach
  • Lack of energy
  • Large blood clots the size of a fifty pence piece 

If you are suffering from any of the above, make an appointment to see your doctor and get professional advice, none of us should be suffering in silence.

When one hormone is off, it affects are whole hormone imbalance. Hormones are essential to our health; they are chemicals that act as messengers, travelling through our blood to control various body functions, like our blood pressure and heart rate, toilet habits and sleep.

When these chemicals get thrown out of whack, they can cause absolute chaos in our bodies. Many things affect the balance of these hormones, including what we eat and how we feel emotionally.  

How can we help our body

  • Manage our stress levels
  • Consume health fats
  • Eat fatty fish often
  • Engage in exercise
  • Drink lots of water

Foods to avoid

  • Avoid sugary drinks and processed foods
  • caffeine
  • Alcohol

There are so many treatments out there, including natural therapies, medications and lifestyle changes. Some medicines may help you with some of the hormone imbalances. It varies from person to person depending on the severity of the problem, but your first point of contact should be with GP.