Women Are Realizing That Hormones Are Everything—And That’s Driving Innovation In Health Care

Hormones are the most important components of the human body. They perform as chemical messengers and mainly travel through the bloodstream to cells, tissues and organs. They work gradually on many different processes.

Following are the important tasks carried out by the hormones:

  • Overall body growth and development
  • Metabolism
  • Sexual Functions
  • Reproductions
  • Change in mood

A common subject of interest is mainly women’s health. Everyone is concerned with their families, fitness, diet, exercise, eating and balance. But as of late, the hormone is an interesting topic.

If you look back to 18th and 19th-century novels, female characters are frequently portrayed as illogical beings. Fortunately for us, medicine today has dispelled this portrayal and much of the blame points to the H word: Hormones. But before we go any further, let’s define hormones and their function, and maybe then can we understand this occasional female madness.

Hormones play an important role in our lives. They are chemicals which pass on information throughout our bodies and regulate important processes.

Many of the health disorders in women can be traced back to hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances cover the range; from physical problems to emotional plights. We can’t control all the situations we find ourselves in or the body we’ve been given, but we can control our reaction to such things. But how can we change our reaction if it’s influenced by our imbalanced hormones? It’s almost a vicious circle in a way because difficult and overwhelming situations can affect our hormones and thus affect our extreme unhealthy responses. Let’s list some of the physical manifestations of hormonal imbalance in women, and you be the judge. And all these symptoms aren’t necessary for hormonal imbalance but see if you have a few.

  •    fatigue and weakness
  •    weight gain or loss
  •    problems with digestion
  •    hot flashes
  •    joint pain
  •    hair loss
  •    dry skin

These symptoms often lead, or go hand in hand, with psychological problems, such as depression or insomnia. So can we end it here, knowing the times when we warn all those around that our alter-ego is menacing us on the sidelines? As fickle as our hormones are with life changes and even diet and exercise, we have a huge say in our own physical and mental health.

Hormones are everything. Women can get their hormones normalized again, but it’s a multi-prong approach.  We need to be open to changing our diets, incorporating exercise in our daily lives, taking supplements and even guidance and counselling for more serious hormonal problems from the medical professionals.