Hormone imbalance can occur at any stage a woman’s life, from her early teens to her senior years. Sadly, many women have been conditioned to believe that the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as cramps, mood swings, acne and fatigue simply come with the territory of being female.
As nature made it, women tend to have a high tolerance for mental and physical pain. We are taught from an early age to just move through it. But, what many women don’t realize is that by leaving hormonal imbalance unchecked, they are setting themselves up for possible health risks including low libido, depression, memory problems, anxiety, and nervous tension.
Let’s take a look at what hormonal imbalance can lead to. With inadequate levels of estrogen, you may experience hot flashes, fatigue and insomnia. But low estrogen can lead to osteoporosis and heart disease. 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.
On the flip side, if you have high testosterone levels you may experience increased facial hair, acne and increased level of aggression or hostility. High testosterone carries with it risks of breast and endometrial cancer, and especially blood sugar disorders that may lead to diabetes.
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.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and are concerned about health risks, then there is a very simple and accurate saliva test I offer to my clients. When analyzed by the lab, produces a clear picture of what’s causing your symptoms. If a problem is identified, I then work with my clients on an individual basis to balance their system, not with drugs, but naturally.
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.KarenRothNutrition.com Offices in Carlsbad, Sorrento Valley and Mission Valley in San Diego.