Regardless of age, a woman's hormones all work together like a symphony; if one part of the orchestra is not functioning properly, then the melody you produce is out of tune. So, even when only one unbalanced hormone is present, it will adversely affect all the others and may result in the following menopausal symptoms and premenopause symptoms.
Even when only one unbalanced hormone is present, it may result in the following hormonal imbalance symptoms in women.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance:
Post Menopause Stress and adrenal fatigue go hand in hand. The adrenal glands, two triangle-shaped glands that sit over the kidneys, are responsible for regulating the body's response to stress by controlling the hormones released during stress. When stress becomes chronic or is not well managed, the adrenal glands are unable to function optimally. Cortisol is the main adrenal hormone and it is used to manage stress. The highest amount of cortisol is secreted by the adrenals in the morning to get us going, with levels decreasing throughout the day. The adrenals secrete cortisol in response to low blood sugar, stress, exercise, and excitement.
The Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
Waking up in the middle of the night
Difficulty or Inability to fall asleep
Increased susceptibility to infections
Reduced tolerance for stress
Craving for sweets and/or salty foods
Allergies to things you were never allergic to before
A tendency to feel cold
The stress caused by hormone imbalance, namely in peri-menopause and menopause for women, is a huge contributor to adrenal fatigue. Bioidentical hormone therapy balances your hormones, including the hormones released during stress, with customized prescriptions that fit your body chemistry and what your body needs. This, combined with an individualized nutrition /supplement and fitness program, maintains normal hormone levels and can effectively eliminate the symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause.