Unless you’ve done diagnostic testing (which I do encourage at some point), you’re probably somewhat unsure of the root cause of your hormonal imbalance symptoms, as well as how many (or what kind) of hormonal imbalance you actually have.
More than likely you know something has shifted or feels off in your body, and you’re here to alleviate those symptoms keeping you from feeling and looking your best.
Truly, the more you know about your specific hormonal imbalances (triggers, causes, etc.) the more effectively you can heal them moving forward.
So if you’re not quite sure what hormonal imbalance you have, this post will help you narrow in on your symptoms (as well as root causes) in order to heal them effectively moving forward.
***Keep in mind your hormones are intricately linked, so chances are you most likely have more than one imbalance at play (especially if the issue is ongoing or chronic).
As you can probably tell after reading this, your hormones tend to have a domino effect in your body (i.e. when one is thrown out of balance it will most likely lead to other imbalances).
The most common combinations of hormone imbalances in women are —
+ High estrogen + low progesterone
+ High cortisol + low progesterone – or low sex hormones in general
+ Low estrogen + low testosterone
If untreated over time, many of these hormonal imbalances can lead to other conditions such as —
If you already have these conditions, it’s important to treat them holistically and take into account the root cause of the condition (often stemming from a hormonal imbalance). On the flip side, working to balance out your hormones now can prevent you from some less than ideal conditions down the road.
As you can see there’s a lot of common themes, causes and correlations with hormonal imbalances, mostly attributed to high levels of stress, weight gain, exposure to toxins (alcohol, processed foods, cleaning and beauty supplies, plastics), hormonal birth control and disordered eating or over-exercising.
Overall, the best advice I can give you is to trust and listen to your body. If you feel like something is off, imbalanced, or like you’re doing “everything right” and not seeing results, chances are you’re right. Don’t ignore your intuition, you are the expert of your own body.
I’m honored to support you on your journey to optimal hormone health + happiness. Thanks for being here babe.