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Hormone imbalances can lead to health issues

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An imbalance of hormones in women can lead to a variety of health issues. These problems can affect women before and after menopause and can be incredibly severe. Many of these issues are due to simple fluctuations in hormone levels that may be helped with diet and exercise. A lab test can reveal if hormone levels are off-balance.

Symptoms
Many women with with hormonal imbalances may not even know it. Hormones are secreted by the ovaries, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals and pancreas. They travel in the bloodstream and control many major processes in the body, all the way from hair growth to reproductive health. However, if these hormones become imbalanced, they can cause a variety of negative symptoms, according to Hyla Cass, M.D., who spoke to The Huffington Post.

Hormones that are off-balance can result in moodiness, depression, anxiety, insomnia, joint pain and dry skin. Since hormones control so many systems in the body, an imbalance can result in a huge number of issues. A lab test online can help identify which hormones may be off-balance and allow for treatment of these conditions. Knowing which hormones are affecting the body can allow for the proper solutions.

Natural remedies
Once the hormones have been identified that are causing negative symptoms, many simple remedies can be administered. Small changes in diet and adding an exercise routine can help to curb the moodiness, body pains and other unpleasant conditions that may be part of a hormonal imbalance.

Solutions for sex hormone imbalances can include consuming more food with magnesium or chasteberry for those who are not perimenopausal. For those who are perimenopausal or menopausal, licorice root and black cohosh could help, according to the news source. Once the particular hormone that is off-balance has been identified, it can be treated in a number of ways. There are also hormone therapies that can be used to treat these conditions.

Millions of women in the U.S. alone have hormonal imbalances, according to BodyLogicMD.com. Having a blood test or an FSH test will narrow down the possibilities and allow for treatment to alleviate the many negative symptoms of this condition. It is also possible to have this condition diagnosed with a lab test done discreetly without the need to visit with a doctor.

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