Hormone Balance – Female / Male
Hormone imbalance occurs when the body has inadequate building blocks to create both stress hormones and sex hormones. When under stress, hormones are extracted from the hormone reserves. When stress is overwhelming and a woman is nutritionally deprived, hormone imbalance occurs and symptoms appear.
Female symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Water retention and bloating
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Low sex drive
- Memory loss or confusion
- Night sweats
- Dry skin
- Hair loss
- Breast tenderness
- Poor concentration
- Pre-menstrual syndrome
- Vaginal dryness
- Fibrocystic breasts
Are you not feeling yourself? Take our female hormone balance quiz to see if you have any hormone related symptoms.
As men change, they begin to experience changes in their bodies, such as increasing abdominal fat and decreasing muscle mass. They also experience a distressing decline in their sex drive. At the same time, the risk of serious health conditions such as depression and heart disease rises. While many people, including doctors, dismiss these conditions as signs of “natural aging,” there is often an underlying and identifiable cause of these symptoms—the gradual decline of important sex hormones, especially testosterone.
Oftentimes, men who have problems related to unbalanced hormone levels are advised to treat only the symptoms of their conditions (such as taking antidepressant and/or cholesterol-lowering drugs); whereas, more progressive healthcare providers now recognize the connection between hormones and the diseases of aging. Restoration of youthful hormone levels is associated with optimal sexual function, energy, and vitality, while declining hormone levels correlate with many age-related conditions, including high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, diabetes, loss of muscle and bone mass, and fatigue.
Male symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Increased abdominal fat
- Decreased muscle mass
- Decreased strength
- Decreased sexual desire, pleasure and performance
- Decreased cognition and alertness
- Decreased energy
Nutrition knowledge is a necessary step in the healing process and essential for the long-term maintenance of well being. Healthy 4 Life Nutrition will educate you about the foods and supplements that will help restore hormonal balance and which ones will not.
To learn more about natural products to help with hormone balance, contact us today to schedule an appointment to design a plan that will fit your needs.