Are you riding the hormonal roller coaster?
Do you feel powerless over the ups and downs of your hormones every month? You may have a hormonal condition that needs to be addressed. Let’s look at some conditions that can affect your hormones and fertility
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
PMS is a condition that many women know all too well! This term covers the variety of symptoms that women may face in the days prior to menstruation. You might experience symptoms such as mood swings, food cravings, headaches, migraines, fluid retention, bloating and tender breasts.
There are a few different imbalances that can contribute to PMS symptoms, including low progesterone, high oestrogen and even insulin sensitivity. Stress can also play a significant role in PMS symptoms.
Endometriosis & fibroids
With endometriosis, the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Endometriosis can occur in areas such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and even the intestines. Fibroids are non-cancerous or benign growths that grow in the uterus.
Women with endometriosis or fibroids will often have heavy and painful periods. They may also experience pain throughout their cycle, bloating and even weight gain.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
This common condition occurs when a woman’s hormones become imbalanced, with a higher level of testosterone and lower level of progesterone.
Some of the symptoms of PCOS include missing and/or irregular periods, facial hair, weight gain and difficulty losing weight, sugar cravings and problems with fertility.
The change of life that is menopause is natural, but some women will experience unpleasant symptoms. Hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, poor sleep and low libido are just a few examples of what you might experience. These Symptoms are due to hormonal changes during menopause and can have an effect on your lifestyle.