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Balance in our lives is almost always considered a good thing. Most of us try to eat a balanced diet, we do our best to balance our time wisely, and we balance work and play. Likewise, we’re at our best when our hormones are balanced.

Did you know that your hormones are responsible for making everything in your body work? It’s true. Any bodily function you can think of is driven by hormones.

But your hormones don’t work independently. They all work together, and one hormone needs to be balanced with another for your body to function at its best. When our hormones aren’t balanced, the various systems in our bodies get out of whack, and don’t work very well. And that’s when we experience symptoms.

A number of factors can cause a woman’s hormones to be out of balance at different times in her life; but menopause is probably the most notable. Menopause is fundamentally about hormone levels diminishing as we get older, and about our hormones becoming unbalanced.

Some Facts About Hormone Balance:

  • Hormone imbalance is part of growing older. No one escapes it. 
  • For women, hormone imbalance primarily affects estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, and cortisol
  • It’s the interplay of hormones that controls the entire chemistry of the body. So any hormone imbalance can lead to serious health complications, including chronic illnesses such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s. 
  • Hormone balance = optimal quality of life.

Most of us remember feeling our healthiest in our younger years. That’s because when we’re young our hormones are balanced, and they’re at healthy levels. Luckily, getting older does not have to equal hormone imbalance.

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

Key hormones such as estrogen and thyroid are sometimes referred to as the “feel good hormones” for women. These important hormones (and others) begin to decline when a woman is in her mid to late 20′s and they continue to decline for the remainder of her life.

This decline causes hormone imbalance, and leads to the many symptoms women experience as they enter menopause.
The following are just some of the symptoms women experience as a consequence of menopause, and the unbalanced hormones that come with it:

But how you feel is only part of the equation. Hormone imbalance can also make it harder to fight off illness.

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