Sunday, December 13, 2009
Hormone imbalance can occur at any stage of a woman’s life, from her early teens to her senior years. And since many women tend to have a high tolerance for mental and physical pain, some resign themselves to suffer through with symptoms like Cramps, Mood Swings, Acne and Fatigue as a monthly ordeal without thinking of the potentially greater health risks involved.
What many women don’t realize is that by leaving hormonal imbalance unchecked, they are potentially setting themselves up for health complications including Low Libido, Depression, Memory Problems, Anxiety, and Nervous Tension. Let’s take a closer look at potential complications caused by hormonal imbalance:
With inadequate levels of Estrogen, you may experience hot flashes, fatigue and insomnia. But low estrogen can lead to Osteoporosis and Heart Disease, which currently affects six million American women. Throw in low testosterone and you double your risk of Osteoporosis and Heart Disease. And if your progesterone levels are also low, add on high blood pressure, and risk of developing Endometrial Cancer.
Now if you have high testosterone levels you may experience increased Facial Hair, and Acne. You may be told that you have been displaying more Aggression or Hostility. High testosterone carries with it risks of Breast and Endometrial Cancer, and Blood Sugar Disorders.
There are many combinations of low and high levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and just as many health risks associated with these offset ratios.
But, how are you to know if your hormones are in balance. There is a very simple and accurate saliva test I offer to my clients, which, when analyzed by the lab, produces a clear picture of what’s going on. If a problem is identified, I then work with my clients on an individual basis to balance their system, not with drugs, but naturally. Sometimes adjustments are as simple as slight changes in diet. Other times, it’s a little more involved. Either way, the end result can be life changing.
Karen Roth, MS, NC holds a Masters of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University and is an author, and active member of the National Association of Nutritional Professionals and the Menopause Type Network®.
To learn more about safe and natural options for alleviating symptoms of hormone imbalance, and other health conditions, contact Karen Roth at 818-400-5410 or visit www.nutritionalchoice.net