Vibrance Health https://vibrancehealth.com Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:24:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://vibrancehealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Untitled-design-8-100x100.png Vibrance Health https://vibrancehealth.com 32 32 147520184 5 Ways Fall Weather Affects Your Body and Health https://vibrancehealth.com/fall-weather-affects-body-health/ https://vibrancehealth.com/fall-weather-affects-body-health/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:23:33 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1865 It’s Fall and all the things we love about the Fall are falling into place as they should. The leaves are turning on the trees, all foods are created with apples or pumpkins, you’re able to wear jeans and sweaters, and of course, it’s football season. It’s okay to admit it, this season is your […]

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It’s Fall and all the things we love about the Fall are falling into place as they should. The leaves are turning on the trees, all foods are created with apples or pumpkins, you’re able to wear jeans and sweaters, and of course, it’s football season.

It’s okay to admit it, this season is your favorite. You are not alone. While you are out and about, enjoying these wonderful changes, there are less well-known factors that can cause your Fall season to take a bad turn.

The Center for Disease Control say there are many factors of Fall that can lead to danger for those who are not prepared. With over 2,000 deaths each year related to weather, 63% die from colder weather issues. This is more than double the number that die from heat related problems.

While not all health problems due to weather end in fatalities, they can become problematic. With just a little research, you can gain all the knowledge you need to make sure you stay safe when the seasons change.

In this article, you will find valuable information on how to protect yourself from five potential health problems that can be connected to a change in weather. You will also be given specific prevention methods that can help you even further.

1. Dry, Cracked Skin

Nothing feels better than coming in from the colder weather and taking a long, hot shower or bath. What you may not know is this can dry out and crack your skin even more. And if you aren’t applying lotion to your skin, it can become scaly, itchy, flaky and annoying. And all these annoyances can happen anywhere on your body, including your face. It is treatable, however.

One way to prevent or treat dry, cracked skin during the Fall is to receive skin rejuvenation therapy. Yes, lotions help. But with advancements in medicine, doctors can now use your own stem cells to naturally replace any damaged skin cells. The results last for months, through the entire Fall season.

2. Heart Health

As the weather gets colder, your blood pressure increases and sometimes, the heart cannot handle what seems like sudden changes. Reports state the number of heart attacks rise as the weather gets colder.

However, there are things you can do to prevent a heart attack. You can make sure you are properly clothed, keeping your body warm. Wearing flip flops and shorts when there is frost on the ground is not considered appropriate.

Another thing you can do is ask your doctor to provide a heart health screening. These exams can not only detect potential impairments, it can also help you prevent future heart problems.

It’s important you get a heart screening from a doctor who can provide a myriad of testing options. Ask for heart rate variability, pulse wave velocity, sudomotor function assessment at a minimum. You want your heart screening to be comprehensive and completed by specialists.

3. Vitamin D Levels Drop

You have likely heard just how important Vitamin D is for your health. Your body needs the right amount of Vitamin D to regulate hormones. It is also needed to boost Serotonin levels in the brain that when lacking, can lead to depression.

You also need Vitamin D to strengthen your immune system, fighting off colds and flu that become more prevalent in the Fall. Taking Vitamin D supplements can help, if you get pure Vitamin D at the recommended daily dose. This can be hard and typically only 50% of the vitamins are received by the body.

One way to ensure you are getting the right amount of Vitamin D is to receive Vitamin Therapy Infusions. These are IV infusions, allowing the vitamins to go straight to your cells. You get over 90 percent absorption of the vitamins.

4. Diet Woes

Some people find they maintain their weight or lose weight better in the Fall. However, more people seem to gain weight during this season. One reason may be because the weather is not as warm, and people find it uncomfortable to get out in the cold and exercise. Poor diets can lead to negative health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

To get a grip on your diet woes in the Fall season, meet with a doctor who can supervise you in your journey. Find a doctor who knows how important it is to be safe and can monitor your hormones at the same time, since hormones can have a lot to do with weight gain.

In addition, find a doctor who can help you change your eating lifestyle by addressing the underlying reasons for your weight issues. You may find a simple detox diet will benefit you the most, getting rid of toxins and resetting your body. Or, you may find you need a personalized weight loss program.

5. Sleep Disturbances

Even though the Fall season brings longer hours of nighttime, some people find themselves struggling to get good sleep. Without good sleep you can experience an overload of stress, mood changes, weight gain, heart disease and more.

Working with a doctor who specializes in sleep hygiene can help you learn how to make changes in your sleep habits that can help you get a better night’s sleep. Learning stress management techniques can also help, like meditation before bed.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the changes in health the Fall weather can bring on. Others can include dry eyes, an increase in aches and pains, decreased energy levels, allergies, and inflammation. And because you find yourself indoors more, you are around other people experiencing the same things.

All these issues can be treated and prevented though. Make your health a priority this Fall season. Take time to visit your doctor or specialist to learn how to implement positive health activities. You don’t have to go through another change in seasons expecting the worse. There are specific steps you can take to make this season one of the best.

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Aging-Related Sleep Issues and Memory Loss https://vibrancehealth.com/aging-related-sleep-issues-memory-loss/ https://vibrancehealth.com/aging-related-sleep-issues-memory-loss/#respond Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:16:24 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1852 Ever tossed and turned all night, unable to get a good night’s sleep? The next day you find it hard to focus, you want to eat unhealthy foods, and you feel physically and mentally off? You are not alone. Sleep is supposed to be a time of restoration, when you brain heals your body from […]

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Ever tossed and turned all night, unable to get a good night’s sleep? The next day you find it hard to focus, you want to eat unhealthy foods, and you feel physically and mentally off? You are not alone.

Sleep is supposed to be a time of restoration, when you brain heals your body from the day’s wears and tears. Good sleep means you rotate through the sleep cycles multiple times during a sleep period. You go from the lightest sleep to the deepest sleep, or rapid eye movement stage, which is where you dream.

Getting good sleep now can help you prevent cognitive decline and memory loss as you age. Not everyone is able to properly cycle through the sleep stages, and one reason is due to aging. This lack of good sleep is associated with memory loss.

Aging-related sleep issues can negatively impact a person’s ability to function. However, there are steps you can take to improve your sleep patterns. Keep reading to learn more.

Dementia

Dementia is defined by a person, usually older in age, having multiple cognitive deficiencies, such as memory loss. More simply put, dementia causes a person to decline so much mentally that it interferes with their ability to function.

Dementia has long been associated with sleep disturbances. According to reports, one quarter of all adults with dementia experience sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances in dementia patients can be separated by daytime and nighttime disturbances. For instance, during the day, a person with dementia can appear agitated, aggressive, problems concentrating or focusing.

They may also be more prone to accidents. Because they lack good sleep at night, they may want to take naps during the day. It is as if their circadian rhythm Is confused. At night, people with dementia wake up frequently. Some wander around, some move around in their bed and some talk excessively. Sleep apnea and snoring can also lead to poor sleep for those with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that progresses with age. It destroys memory and thinking skills. It prevents people from carrying out ordinary daily functions. Dementia is a form of Alzheimer’s disease so the age-related sleep issues will be the same. However, a person with Alzheimer’s may also experience insomnia or the opposite of over-sleeping.

Some may become restless or agitated when the sun goes down. This is called sundowning in the medical field. Researchers claim that lack of sleep causes a buildup of certain proteins in the brain. When studied, people who have sleep disturbances have been found to have a higher amount of these proteins, or plaque.

These extra proteins make it hard to form new memories or to recall old memories. It is important to note that just because you have proteins, does not mean you are destined to have dementia or Alzheimer’s. However, those with the diseases do have more proteins than those without.

Insomnia

From a shift in circadian rhythm to pre-existing medical conditions, sleep among the aging can be affected. Gastrointestinal issues, medications being taken for certain conditions, or respiratory problems can prevent aging adults from getting a good night’s sleep. When a person has chronic insomnia, bigger physical and mental problems can appear.

Insomnia is becoming more common among aging adults, with one study reporting nearly 25% suffering from this disorder. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. This problem tends to increase with age, and can lead to memory loss, irritability, changes in mental and physical health.

Underlying Medical Conditions

These are some of the medical conditions with side effects that can interfere with good sleep quality:

    • Heart and lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Acid reflux
    • Overactive bladder
    • Enlarged prostrate
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
    • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
    • Sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is defined as brief pauses of breathing during sleep. Some of these pauses can be obstructive and can lead to death. They appear more in middle-age to older adults, according to reports. When someone stops breathing during sleep, oxygen is not getting to the brain.

A lack of oxygen, for any amount of time, can begin to affect mental and physical capabilities, including memory loss. Some may suffer with central sleep apnea, in which changes in the brain are the cause for the pause in breathing.

Poor Sleep Hygiene

Good sleep hygiene, if done right, gives you a higher chance of preventing health threats such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, mental health disorders and more. Poor sleep hygiene is a disorder formed by poor sleep habits.

Meaning, your sleep routine, whether good or bad, influences your sleep. Poor sleep hygiene includes unhealthy habits such as:

    • Sleeping with the television on.
    • Eating junk food right before bed.
    • Playing on your technology devices.
    • Sleeping on an uncomfortable bed.

These habits prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, leading to poorer functioning, memory issues, and health problems.

Disordered Sleep Health

If you are not taking care of certain health issues, your sleep can become disordered. Health issues such as hormonal imbalances, excessive stress, and poor lifestyle choices can prohibit proper sleep and lead to bigger problems, like memory loss. To avoid disordered sleep, meet with a medical specialist trained in the area of sleep.

Seeking Help

Specialists who focus on improving sleep to improve life are your top picks for getting help. Choose a doctor who can:

    • Teach you how to implement sleep hygiene techniques to form good sleep habits.
    • Conduct a sleep study on you to determine any effects to date of poor sleep.
    • Help you receive restorative sleep.

Start today by calling a specialist who can help you avoid sleep issues and memory loss in the future.

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The Connections Between Heart Disease, Obesity and Weight Loss https://vibrancehealth.com/connections-between-heart-disease-obesity-weight-loss/ https://vibrancehealth.com/connections-between-heart-disease-obesity-weight-loss/#respond Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:29:07 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1845 The American College of Cardiology Foundation reports heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America. They claim every four seconds someone will have a myocardial infarction. And that just in the United States, over a million people are expected to have a coronary event this year. One contributor to heart disease […]

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The American College of Cardiology Foundation reports heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America. They claim every four seconds someone will have a myocardial infarction. And that just in the United States, over a million people are expected to have a coronary event this year.

One contributor to heart disease is hypertension, or high blood pressure. The American Heart Association reports 46% of American adults have hypertension. High blood pressure can lead to stroke and can be fatal if left untreated.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims other factors leading to heart disease include smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Before learning more about these connections, it is important to understand heart disease more thoroughly.

What Is Heart Disease?

When a heart is diseased, it has been affected by some form of abnormal condition. Many things can happen to affect a heart negatively. The arteries surrounding the heart can become blocked or they can narrow, preventing blood to flow properly.

Arrythmia is another form of heart disease. This happens when you heart beats too fast, too slow, or has an irregular beat. When your heart’s normal rhythm is disrupted, arrythmias appear.

Heart failure is another form of heart disease. This simply means your heart cannot keep up with the needs of your body. When you need breaths, your body is not able to perform, and you become short of breath.

When you need energy, your heart is overworked and instead, makes you feel tired. Heart disease is most often linked with being overweight, or obese.

What Is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as when a person carries excess weight or extra body fat that could be potentially dangerous to their health. Some medical professionals consider obesity to be at least 20 percent over their ideal body weight, while others relate it to a body mass index of 29 or higher.

Carrying around excess weight puts a strain on all your body parts. Your joints can be overworked, your skin is stretched, and your heart struggles to perform at its best. Obesity can be caused by many factors.

Causes of Obesity

Genetics is a major factor in obesity. Meaning, if your parents or ancestors struggled with obesity, their genetics may be passed down to you. However, just because you have the genes, does not mean you must suffer from obesity.

You can control other factors that lead to obesity including lifestyle, exercise, diet, stress, lack of sleep and negative habits like smoking.

The Obesity-Heart Disease Connection

Obesity can lead to damaging effects on the body. Facts show that people who are obese are more likely to experience other health complications.

For instance, Type 2 diabetes is a common disease connecting obesity and heart disease. Obesity can also increase risks of certain cancers such as the breast, liver, kidneys and colon. Obesity leads to digestive problems such as heartburn and gallbladder diseases that can eventually harm your heart.

Sleep apnea is another disease that causes you to stop breathing while you are asleep. This means your heart and the rest of your body is not getting the oxygen it needs to continue functioning. Your risk of heart disease can also be linked to where you store your excess weight.

Where Your Excess Weight Is Stored

Some people carry their excess weight in their thighs and hips. Some carry it in their buttocks and legs. Yet still others carry their extra fat in their mid-section, or in their belly area.

Research has shown that those who carry most of their weight in their belly typically have a higher number of contributors that could lead to heart disease. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are among these factors.

Those who carry their excess weight in other areas of the body are less likely to have heart disease. This may be because when fat is stored in the abdomen or belly region, the fat is closer to the heart, requiring more effort to function properly.

Where your fat is stored cannot be controlled. Distribution of fat happens naturally. The only thing you can control is your weight.

Why Managing Your Weight Is Key in Preventing Heart Disease

Weight loss, even just a small amount, can make a big difference in your potential for heart disease. Losing weight can also reduce ailments that contribute to heart disease. It can lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It can also reverse, or prevent, Type 2 diabetes.

Maintaining a positive weight means you can feel more active, experience improved moods, and live a longer life. While losing weight can seem like an uphill battle for some, it doesn’t have to be.

How to Lose Weight Successfully

Working with a physician who focuses on optimal living through lifestyle changes and with the use of non-surgical techniques is a great start. Your doctor should focus on using your body’s own resources to produce weight loss and management.

Hormones, for example, are one way your doctor can help you lose weight. He or she can also offer guidance on fat-fighting foods, and how to avoid drinks that are not beneficial.

Some doctors will help you lose weight but don’t go the extra step of helping you understand why you gained weight in the first place. Make sure you choose a doctor who wants to help you address all reasons for your weight gain.

Your weight loss physician will also focus on resetting your metabolism, since this is how your body burns calories and fat. Burning calories and fat helps the vital organs in your body function better. For example, your metabolism can help regulate heart rate, brain function and breathing.

Furthermore, your doctor can help you eliminate food allergies, while also replacing vitamins and minerals in which you are deficient, but that are also needed for preventing heart disease. While you can take steps to lose weight on your own, working with a doctor who specializes in weight loss will increase your chances of success.

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How to Recognize and Manage Your Stress Triggers https://vibrancehealth.com/how-recognize-manage-your-stress-triggers/ https://vibrancehealth.com/how-recognize-manage-your-stress-triggers/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:35:06 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1759 Stress – everybody has it. Even the ones who think they are not stressed, have stress. Maybe they manage stress better than you. Maybe they define stress differently. Maybe they are in denial. One study on stress done by Everyday Health found 57 percent of respondents felt paralyzed by stress. Others reported feeling energized by […]

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Stress – everybody has it. Even the ones who think they are not stressed, have stress. Maybe they manage stress better than you. Maybe they define stress differently. Maybe they are in denial.

One study on stress done by Everyday Health found 57 percent of respondents felt paralyzed by stress. Others reported feeling energized by stress. Causes of stress stemmed mostly from finances and career demands.

The Stress in America survey revealed 75% of Americans reported high levels of stress in the past month. In addition, 1 in 75 people deal with panic attacks and the levels of stress have increased over the past few years. Even more stressed out Americans are reporting mental health disorders that could be related to stress.

The survey also noted stress in adolescents, teens and young adults is on the rise. This makes learning how to recognize and manage stress triggers even more important. Before you do this, you must first understand what stress is and why it is dangerous.

Understanding Stress

Stress makes you uncomfortable emotionally, followed by changes in your behavior and physiology. Stress happens when you perceive something as threatening and you feel like you don’t have the power or resources to fight off the threat.

Your perception of a threat triggers the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol into your system. Too much of any hormone can increase your heart rate, give you warm flushes, and gets your muscles prepped for action.

Not all stress is bad. It can help you get out of dangerous situations, like an internal warning signal. But other stress can be damaging to your body.

Types of Stress

There are two types of stress: acute and chronic. Acute stress is temporary and will disappear in a short time.

Chronic stress, however, lasts for long periods or shows up on a recurring basis. Both can be harmful if you don’t know how to recognize and manage your stress triggers.

Stress Triggers

A trigger refers to a sight, smell, touch, taste or something you hear that reminds you of a scary or traumatic event in your life. For example, a combat veteran may return home feeling fine. He or she attends a fourth of July picnic and when the fireworks are set off, they sound like gunshots.

The veteran is reminded of that time and starts to feel like they did when they were in war.

This trigger is related to post-traumatic stress disorder. Other triggers can be simpler in nature. You may see a former co-worker that reminds you of the stressful job you had. You may smell apple pie and that reminds you of baking with your grandmother who has since passed away, triggering your feelings of grief.

Examples of possible triggers include major life changes, natural disasters, unpredictable events like a car wreck or accident, abuse in a relationship, meeting new people, or workplace demands. Knowing how to recognize these triggers will lead to being able to manage stress.

How to Recognize Stress Triggers

Learning more about yourself is the best way to recognize your stress triggers. Below are a few tips on getting to know yourself better.

    • Listen to your body. When you start to pay attention to your body during stressful times, you will notice the changes in your body. These are stress triggers sending messages to your brain that something is not right. Messages like rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, digestive changes, and your breaths increase and become shallower are just a few examples.
    • Listen to your thoughts. When something is wrong with our body, we often think about what could be wrong. If your head hurts, you may say, “My head is killing me.” When you notice yourself thinking and speaking this way, you are being triggered by stress.
    • Look at your life. What changes are going on in your life? Even when change seems exciting, like quitting your job and moving to the beach, stress can appear.
    • How often you forget or lose concentration. If you find yourself walking into a room but forgetting why you went there, struggling to stay focused at work, or feeling like you have a memory problem, it could just be stress.
    • Behavioral changes. Have you been eating junk food more than usual, or having a lack of appetite? Maybe you are sleeping too much, or not enough. Maybe you have picked up that smoking or drinking habit again. These are all signs you are dealing with stress.
    • Take an online assessment. If you aren’t quite sure what your triggers are, take an online assessment to learn more about yourself and stress.

The sooner you recognize your stress triggers, the sooner you can start managing stress properly.

Manage Stress Triggers

Prevention is always the best way to fight stress. Change your lifestyle and environment so you are better able to cope. If you are in a stressful job, think about changing jobs. If you are in a bad relationship, seek help from a counselor to determine if you should stay. Declutter your home, forgiveness, staying organized and having fun are other stress busters. Below are some of the most notable methods of combating stress.

    • Breathing exercises, because stress can lead to short, fast breaths that do not get the oxygen you need to your body, it’s important to practice deep breathing. Learn to slow your breaths and lower your heart rate and eventually calm down.
    • Practicing meditation helps you become more mindful of your body’s needs so you can fix any issues your body is having. Injuries, aches, and pains can all lead to stress.
    • The practice of yoga combines meditation and breathing so you can better cope with stress. Your entire body is involved in learning to manage your stress.

Just because everybody has stress, it doesn’t mean everybody has to suffer from the impact of stress. You can start taking steps today to learn to recognize and manage your stress triggers.

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What 20-Something Women Should Know About Their Hormones https://vibrancehealth.com/20-something-women-should-know-about-hormones/ https://vibrancehealth.com/20-something-women-should-know-about-hormones/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:59:56 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1754 Hormones change with aging. The sooner a woman can learn about her hormones, the better prepared she can be as her body develops through the years. Because hormones contribute to physical and mental health, it’s important young women know how to keep their hormones regulated as much as possible. This allows your body to function […]

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Hormones change with aging. The sooner a woman can learn about her hormones, the better prepared she can be as her body develops through the years.

Because hormones contribute to physical and mental health, it’s important young women know how to keep their hormones regulated as much as possible. This allows your body to function in harmony, allowing you to feel healthy and happy.

Knowledge is power. The more educated a young woman, the more invested she will be in taking care of her health. If you don’t know much about your hormones, you may be likely to ignore dangerous symptoms. You may even try to self-treat your symptoms, causing greater hormonal problems.

Some women do not know the exact hormones that can cause hormonal imbalances. A good first step in your learning process, is to get to know the hormones.

What Young Women Should Know About Their Hormones

Estrogen is like the boss of female hormones. It is the primary hormone produced by the ovaries. Without enough estrogen, you may experience changes in mood, energy, periods, and even bone density.

Progesterone is connected to pregnancy. Testosterone helps you build muscle and burn fat. It also helps with your sex drive. Cortisol is the stress hormone and too much of this can cause weight changes, anxiety and depression.

The thyroid hormone helps keep your body regulated when it comes to the basics of breathing, heart rate and other vital signs.

Finally, DHEA is extremely important and shows up during puberty for most. It is the hormone that allows all the other hormones to appear later. It is like a signal telling the other hormones it is okay to do their job. It is also one of the first hormones to help protect your immune system.

Hormones are connected to weight gain, weight loss, sex, pregnancy, mental health, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, periods, menopause, and much more. Learning how they are connected can help you figure out what to do to maintain positive health in each area.

Below are additional reasons young women should learn more about their hormones.

Avoid Misdiagnoses

There are hormonal symptoms that can mimic disorders doctors may not consider to be related to hormones. For instance, if you suffer from headaches or migraines, your doctor may tell you to take medicine that can make the headaches stop. He or she may only diagnose your headaches as being a result of tension or stress.

They have not gotten to the source of your headaches, however, and it could be due to hormone levels in your system. Too much or too little of a hormone can cause headaches. Addressing the source, or hormone levels, could prevent headaches and you would no longer need to take medication for headaches.

Anxiety, depression, weight gain and fatigue could be related to your thyroid hormones, not chemical imbalances. Bipolar disorder has been mistaken for hormonal imbalances. Inability to concentrate and focus may be a hormonal imbalance, not attention deficit disorder.

Even birth control pills can create hormonal imbalances in young women. Therefore, it is so important for you to be able to recognize imbalances in your hormones.

Recognize Hormonal Imbalances

In young women, hormonal imbalances can appear in many different forms. When a girl has tender breasts, it is often associated with her menstrual cycle. But there are other times when tender breasts could be a system of a greater hormonal imbalance.

Hot flashes mostly happen during menopause, in women who are older. But if there are times when a young woman has hot flashes, receiving medical attention may be necessary. Other symptoms of an imbalance can be extreme fatigue, mood changes, clouded thinking, irregular periods, and excessive sweating.

Bloating, digestive issues, sleep disturbances, acne, brain fog, low sex drive, changes in breasts, and unhealthy skin could also be contributed to hormonal imbalances.

Get the Right Help

Acne, for example, often appears during teenage or young adult years. It is typically diagnosed as being a hormone related problem. But most doctors do not prescribe hormone related treatments to fix the acne. Instead, they prescribe chemical medicines to treat the symptoms.

If your doctor is simply treating the symptoms of a hormone imbalance, it’s time to seek help from a hormone specialist. Choose a doctor who focuses who take a varied approach based on your individual needs, including testing your hormones first.

Natural doctors may use detox diets, stress management, and sleep hygiene to help balance your hormones. They can test your hormones to see which are lacking. And then they can offer replacement hormone therapies.

Consider Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

Natural hormone replacement therapy is a treatment in which doctors treat patients whose bodies are not producing enough of a hormone. And because of this, patients are experiencing negative side effects.

In a simple procedure, doctors can create as many identical hormones as you need to help you achieve rebalance. The hormones are created in a lab, often derived from natural sources.

The process is quick and very effective. It involves a simple injection. You can receive a treatment on your lunch break and return to work afterward. Replacement therapy doesn’t stop after the injection. Maintaining hormone health is part of the program.

Maintain Optimal Hormone Health

Working with a natural doctor, you can develop a long-term plan to keep your hormones balanced. This plan can focus on diet and nutrition, because what you eat and drink, can affect your hormonal balance.

Because stress can wreak havoc on your hormones, stress management techniques, including yoga and meditation, are important tools to use. Your doctor may also want to establish an exercise plan and therapies to replace vitamins and nutrients.

In conclusion, the more you know about your health, especially your hormonal health, the easier it will be to restore hormone levels. If you have been struggling with physical or mental symptoms that are unexplained, or don’t seem to improve no matter what you try, seek help from a professional hormone specialist.

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7 Best Foods for a Summer Detox Diet https://vibrancehealth.com/7-best-foods-summer-detox-diet/ https://vibrancehealth.com/7-best-foods-summer-detox-diet/#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:41:25 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1744 It’s summer. It’s hot. There are days where you may feel drained by the heat. You feel tired after work, thirsty because you are dehydrated, and your skin is just not looking as healthy as it should. You may even be feeling depressed because you lack energy. This lack of energy leads to eating foods […]

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It’s summer. It’s hot. There are days where you may feel drained by the heat. You feel tired after work, thirsty because you are dehydrated, and your skin is just not looking as healthy as it should. You may even be feeling depressed because you lack energy.

This lack of energy leads to eating foods that are unhealthy that can cause weight gain. And there is nothing worse than a summer cold. All of these are signs that you could use a detox.

Yes, your body has its own way of detoxing the bad stuff from your body. It does so through urine, sweat, and processing through your liver. But with the numerous toxins we encounter every day, from pollution to processed foods, our organs are overworked. It becomes hard for your organs to function properly because they are overwhelmed.

A summer detox diet is the perfect way to help your vital organs eliminate toxins in your body. Plus, it offers many benefits.

Benefits of a Summer Detox Diet

According nutritionists, RIGHT NOW is the time for a summer detox diet. It’s a way to start over and implement new, healthy habits, ones that can lead to a lifetime of better health. You can expect to see improved weight management, better digestion, more energy and the ability to better fight off illnesses.

Some report their hair becomes healthier and shinier, skin becomes clearer and their complexion is enhanced, decreasing the signs of aging. A detox can provide balance to your hormones and regulate blood sugar levels. Furthermore, there are mental health benefits of a summer detox diet, including better concentration and focus, improved mood and decreased anxiety.

7 Healthy Foods to Include

Now that you have heard the benefits of a summer detox diet, you are likely ready to get started. You may be fearing that like other detox diets, you will be starving yourself or just drinking liquids for a few days. The good news is that you will not be doing either of these.

What you will do, however, is give your body the right foods during the detox period. The right foods give your body nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and help in healing. Below are 11 of the best foods you can eat while on a summer detox diet. They are readily available during the summer. Buy from an organic farm or local source for the freshest variety.

1. Watermelon

Not only does it taste delicious, it contains agents like citrulline that can help get rid of toxins. Watermelon is low in calories which can mean it will help with losing weight. It can also provide water to your system and help in rehydration. Watermelon helps in reducing inflammation in your body and is a good source for potassium, glutathione and dietary fiber.

2. Lemon

Occasionally, your body may become too acidic. Lemons can help balance out the acid and make it more alkaline. Lemons cleanse the kidneys and stimulate the liver, helping it process toxins out of the body. No one likes to slice open a lemon and eat it, even though you can do that. It may taste too sour for some. If this is the case, squeezing the lemon juice into a water filled cup is a great way to ingest it, and meet your water goals for the day.

3. Celery

Celery is an admired food for dieters. It contains virtually no calories. It is mostly water, making it good for rehydration. It is also great for digestion since it helps the digestive system work properly. Celery contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and folate. If you have a juicer, blend celery and water to create a celery juice. This is a trend that is growing in popularity.

4. Cucumbers

The next time you fill up you glass with water, drop a few slices of cucumber in for a more refreshing drink. Cucumbers are exceptional for detoxes due to their ability to assist the urinary and digestive systems. It has even been called “detox water” by many. Cucumbers deliver antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, improves bone health, and makes your skin look healthier.

5. Berries

Berries are little bites of deliciousness. They are also packed with beneficial vitamins. Raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, mulberries and any other berry available to you during the summer is great for a diet detox. They are low in calories and low in carbohydrates. They are a low glycemic food. Unlike some other fruits, they do not spike blood sugar levels. You can eat berries raw or blend them in a juicer with ice and make a homemade fruit smoothie or slushie.

6. Avocados

If it’s fiber you are looking for, avocados are the right choice. And fiber is a great asset to a summer detox diet. It cleanses the colon of toxins. Just a few of the vitamins in an avocado include magnesium, potassium, iron, riboflavin, and folic acid. It also contains all the vitamin Bs, C, E, and K. It can even help strengthen your eyes. It is the super food needed for every detox diet.

7. Kale

Kale supplements any diet, especially for detoxing. It’s a great source of fiber and aids in elimination. It helps neutralize and reduce inflammation. And it has 200 percent of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. Having so much vitamin C means it can help boost the immune system to better help you fight off illnesses.

Kale also provides a large dose of omega-3s which can lower cholesterol. It can even reduce anxiety. If kale is not something you like to eat alone, you can always mix it with berries and ice in a blender for a great tasting juice.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, these are just seven of the many foods you can eat while on a summer detox diet. Working with a Certified Lifestyle Physician can help you create the perfect food list based on your goals for good health. He or she will know how to get you on the right path toward the healthy life you deserve.

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What You Need to Know Before You Practice Yoga https://vibrancehealth.com/what-need-know-before-practice-yoga/ https://vibrancehealth.com/what-need-know-before-practice-yoga/#respond Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:23:11 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1739 Are you interested in becoming one of the 36 million people in America who practice yoga? If so, you can look forward to many benefits. People start practicing yoga to relieve stress and become more flexible, but these are just two of the numerous advantages. Yoga has been helping people improve mentally, physically and spiritually […]

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Are you interested in becoming one of the 36 million people in America who practice yoga? If so, you can look forward to many benefits. People start practicing yoga to relieve stress and become more flexible, but these are just two of the numerous advantages.

Yoga has been helping people improve mentally, physically and spiritually for thousands of years. Now it can start helping you thrive in these areas as well.

Benefits of Yoga

Other than improving your flexibility and reducing stress, yoga can improve your posture, increase your energy, as well as your concentration and focus.

Yoga has been shown to improve mental health too. Some report a reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms and cognitive well-being. Additional benefits include improved sleep, boosted immune system, and reduced chronic inflammation.

It’s obvious yoga can help you. But before you buy your yoga mat, there are things you need to know before you start posing and stretching.

One of the most important things is to join a yoga class with an instructor who has mastered the practice of yoga. It is not something you want to learn from a YouTube video because yoga is so much more than how you stretch.

Joining a yoga class gives you access to expert advice and guidance. And it does this at the level that meets your beginner needs.

Below are a few more tips on what you need to know before you practice yoga.

Yoga Class Etiquette

Don’t stumble into the yoga classroom talking to your best friend who is on speaker on your cell phone. In fact, don’t take your phone with you into the yoga studio, which needs to be a peaceful, welcoming space for everyone.

Don’t bring items into the studio that could get in the way, including your shoes, car keys, or bags. Most yoga studios have lockers or safe storage space where you can leave these items while you are in class. It is a good idea to leave your children at home too, unless they are practicing yoga too.

Be on time, don’t leave early, and pay attention to the instructor. Be respectful of those around you in the class and avoid getting into their space.

Finally, stay focused and avoid distractions. If you become distracted, this may trigger others to become distracted. Relax, and enjoy the process.

Don’t Expect Perfection

You are a beginner in practicing yoga. It’s important your expectations are realistic and beginner level oriented. Do not expect yourself to be a master of all poses after a few classes. It can take months, even years, for some people to become experts.

Work with your instructor to learn a pose you can fall back into if you are unable to hold a more difficult pose. Over time, and with practice, it will get easier.

Pay attention to your body’s limits and respect those limits. If you body says no, stop what you are doing. Gradual progress is much better than forcing your body, possibly causing trauma to your muscles. Don’t try to keep up with the more experienced class members either.

You are all moving forward at a different, individualized pace.

Don’t Worry What Others Are Thinking

A common fear among new yoga class members is that others in the group will laugh at them or judge them in some way. This may be true, and it may not be true. You can’t control what others think, feel or do.

What you can control is what you think, feel and do. The fact that you are starting yoga says you are a person who wants to feel good and live a good life. Be proud that you are taking charge of your life and joining a program to help you improve mentally and physically.

Focus on all the positive outcomes you will have as a result of practicing yoga and ignore negative thoughts. You can do this, you can make positive changes, and you can become a great yoga student.

Know the Type of Yoga Class to Attend

There are many different types of yoga being practiced around the world. Each of these class have their own expert levels, as well as their own purpose. Some classes focus mostly on stretching, using only your body and a mat.

Other classes may focus on building strength and use mats, blocks and bands.

It’s important you read the class descriptions and pick the class that helps beginners and focuses on the goals you wish to reach.

Pay Attention to Breathing

Oxygen flowing properly throughout the body helps your body function at its best. Yoga helps oxygen enter and exit the body through breathing techniques.

Deep breathing is something you can begin learning and practicing before starting a class. There are books, articles and even cell phone Apps to help you breath better.

When you attend yoga class, your breathing will be an important part of each exercise. Understand the meaning of a yoga breath, when you inhale but not forcibly. The air slowly flows to the lungs and makes your abdomen rise.

Once your lungs are full, begin your slow exhale. Simple techniques like that will help you in learning to properly stretch your body.

Know the Terminology

Most yoga instructors are happy to teach you the many terms associated with yoga. But this is also something you can do on your own, before you begin your classes.

Researching the terminology of yoga can be fun and can give you a boost of confidence as a beginner. In your first class you will already know what the instructor means when using each term.

In addition to terms, you can research the history of yoga and the purpose behind the practice. Begin practicing mindfulness and listening to your body. You can even figure out how practicing yoga can influence positive changes in your professional and personal lives.

Afterall, this journey is about you. It is about transforming your life mentally, physically and spiritually.

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Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative Treatment for Chronic Pain? https://vibrancehealth.com/stem-cell-therapy-alternative-treatment-chronic-pain/ https://vibrancehealth.com/stem-cell-therapy-alternative-treatment-chronic-pain/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:21 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1713 If you have chronic pain, then you are probably interested in learning more on treatments available to help ease your pain. And there are a lot of treatments used to help ease pain today. Some current treatments include over the counter medications, acupuncture, acupressure, physical therapy, and prescription medications. Other treatments include surgical implants, trigger […]

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If you have chronic pain, then you are probably interested in learning more on treatments available to help ease your pain. And there are a lot of treatments used to help ease pain today.

Some current treatments include over the counter medications, acupuncture, acupressure, physical therapy, and prescription medications. Other treatments include surgical implants, trigger point injections, exercise and even psychological counseling.

Not every treatment works for every person. Sometimes it can take working with your pain management specialist to use a trial and error process to figure out which technique helps you the most.

Stem cell therapy is another type of treatment for chronic pain that has been found to be successful. Keep reading to find out more on the positive connection between this type of therapy and easing pain.

Understanding Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is persistent. Meaning, it does not leave after what is a normal time of healing. Chronic pain lasts longer than three months and can greatly interfere with how you function.

What created the pain in your body can typically be defined. However, once that area heals, and the pain continues, it can be difficult to figure out why the pain is sticking around. Some doctors find it hard to diagnose the source of chronic pain in some patients.

This is because it could be related to nerve damage, inflammation, or some other cause. To reduce inflammation and nerve related issues, many pain management specialists are using stem cell therapy.

Stem Cells 101

Stem cells are found in every person and are a big deal. They help your body in the healing process. Your body holds on to your stem cells. When you get injured, the stem cells move toward the injured site and work to heal you.

Stem cells are like chameleons. They can transform into the cells that you injured, in order to replace and regenerate that part of your body. For instance, when you cut yourself, your stem cells rush to the area of the cut and turn into skin cells to replace the ones you cut.

The whole process if quite magnificent. Stem cells can work to heal ligaments, tendons, muscles and even bones.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine, which simply helps your body use its own abilities to heal itself, but at a faster and more effective rate.

During the therapy process, your doctor can inject extra stem cells into the area of your pain. Stem cells can come from a variety of sources, from animals, blood cells, and even from your own fat stores.  Some of the most effective stem cells are platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Doctors gather the right cells to treat your problem and inject them directly into the area causing pain.

How Do Stem Cells Ease Pain?

Using stem cells to treat pain is seen as beneficial because it facilitates the body’s healing process, and gets the body back to its normal state quicker. Stem cells reduce inflammation, which can be a big source for pain. For instance, if you have lower back pain, there may be inflammation in that area creating pressure on your nerves.

Stem cells can reduce the inflammation, easing the pressure and the discomfort.

Stem cells can improve your range of motion and allows you to be more flexible. They can even help you sleep better, allowing the brain to do its work in restoring your body.

Using Stem Cell Therapies to Combat Pain

Chronic pain typically develops from an injury. However, there are medical conditions that can also lead to chronic pain. Stem cell therapy can help improve these conditions.

Autoimmune diseases are rising in numbers among people across America, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus can be treated with stem cells.

These diseases occur when your own immune system starts attacking its own tissues, cells and organs. Stem cell therapy can replace the damaged tissues, cells and organs and help your body continue to function properly.

Liver diseases, Parkinson’s, neuropathies and Alzheimer’s can benefit from stem cell therapies. Furthermore, cancer and heart disease can be treated with restorative and regenerative medicine.

Orthopedic conditions and spine diseases can also be treated with stem cell therapy. It can help ease discomfort associated with the pain created from these types of disorders.

Stem Cell Therapy Is a Non-Invasive Procedure

Some procedures to reduce pain can create new areas of pain. If you have a surgery to correct an injury, the area of the incision will be another source of pain.

Stem cell therapy treatments are non-invasive, and you can often see immediate results. With just a simple, pain-free injection, your pain can be treated.

The procedure takes just a few minutes and can be done in your doctor’s office. In addition, there are no major side effects associated with stem cell therapy. You can even get treated on your lunch break and return to work right after.

What to Look for in a Doctor

The process of getting stem cell therapy is just as easy as the procedure itself. The most important part is finding the right doctor.

Choose a doctor who specializes in restoration and regeneration practices. He or she should have cutting edge treatment tools, as well as the right certifications. They should have a passion for helping people heal and provides the best environment for the patient.

It is also important to find a doctor who properly evaluates whether you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy.

In conclusion, chronic pain is not something you have to live with for the rest of your life. It is also not something that can only be treated with pain killers or invasive procedures.

You have better options, such as stem cell therapy.

Make treating your pain and healing your body from within a priority today. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you can begin to enjoy your life without pain.

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Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep https://vibrancehealth.com/heart-needs-good-nights-sleep/ https://vibrancehealth.com/heart-needs-good-nights-sleep/#respond Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:00:08 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1707 Seven to eight hours. Not six, not nine, not five. Research shows that adults need to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night to maintain a healthy heart. Between seven and eight hours is considered a “good night’s sleep.” While there are many factors that contribute to having a healthy heart, getting quality […]

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Seven to eight hours. Not six, not nine, not five. Research shows that adults need to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night to maintain a healthy heart. Between seven and eight hours is considered a “good night’s sleep.”

While there are many factors that contribute to having a healthy heart, getting quality sleep is one of the most important. This is because during sleep, restoration takes place in your body. This can only happen, however, if you have good sleep hygiene. If not, you will notice symptoms of poor sleep.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep

You may have already experienced some of the downfalls of lack of sleep. Yawning throughout the day, feeling groggy, or the inability to fully concentrate are a few symptoms. Others include a lack of energy, irritable mood and poor eating choices.

All these symptoms are warning you that your heart is at risk of disease due to a lack of quality sleep. There are many risk factors directly connected to the health of your heart through a good night’s sleep. Keep reading to find out how each one impacts your heath.

Obesity

When you do not get the right amount of sleep, the hormones that regulate hunger and appetite are affected. Sleep deprivation affects the amount of leptin produced. Leptin is a hormone that tells your body to be less hungry and to get rid of energy.

Ghrelin and cortisol are other hormones associated with weight gain when they are not properly functioning. They are also hormones that operate at top performance when you get the right amount of sleep.

If you are not getting restorative sleep, you are likely to gain weight, especially around your waist. This increases your chances of heart problems. There have been reports showing people who sleep well eat fewer calories. Eating fewer calories promotes healthy weight and good heart health.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure happens when an increase in blood flow puts pressure on your blood vessels. Stress can lead to increased blood pressure. When you get a good night’s sleep, your body can better regulate stress hormones.

However, if you lack quality sleep, your body is not able to fight stress properly. This can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure is directly related to heart disease and stroke. It is commonly accompanied by other risk factors, like cholesterol.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a substance, some call it waxy, in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, and makes about eighty percent of your cholesterol, with the rest coming from the foods you eat.

When you have excessive amounts of cholesterol in your blood, it can form clots or clogs. These can break and cause a coronary event like a stroke or heart attack. Research has shown that getting too much sleep, and too little sleep, can have negative effects on cholesterol levels. This can put you at risk for heart disease.

Diabetes

Diabetes is associated with many factors, including lack of good sleep. Diabetes is when the body is unable to produce insulin as it should to maintain good health. It leads to an increase of glucose in your blood. It also affects how the glucose is metabolized in the body.

Type 2 Diabetes has been associated with chronic lack of good sleep through poor metabolism, weight gain, and changes to the autonomic nervous system. All of these can lead to problematic cardiovascular disorders.

Immune System

Protective cytokines are produced during sleep. These cytokines increase when you are feeling sick or are trying to fight off germs, bacteria and viruses. If you are not getting adequate sleep, your body is not able to produce cytokines to protect you, leaving you vulnerable to disease.

This means your body cannot reduce inflammation or get rid of toxins if you are deprived of good sleep. If it cannot protect you, it cannot protect your heart, leaving it exposed and at risk for damage.

Good Sleep Hygiene

To avoid the above risk factors, it is important you have good sleep hygiene. For good hygiene, you form positive habits and routines that lead to good health outcomes. For instance, good oral hygiene consists of you brushing your teeth and flossing every night before bed and every morning with you wake up. Some of you brush after each meal.

Good body hygiene means showering or bathing each day using soap and water. You shave, wash your hair and use additional products to make your body clean and fresh. The same is true with sleep hygiene. You must form habits that promote good health.

Some tips for creating good sleep hygiene include going to bed around the same time each night so your body’s internal clock can adjust and remain stable. Prepare your sleeping environment for quality sleep. Turn off electronics and televisions.

Make sure the room is dark so your eyes will not be fooled by light and tell your body it is time to wake up. Get the right mattress, pillow and linens that make you feel the most comfortable. You want to create a space that makes you excited to fall asleep, instead of making you feel dread because you know you will be uncomfortable.

Don’t eat late at night and avoid caffeine for at least four hours before you want to fall asleep. If you have a sleep disorder such as restless leg syndrome or insomnia, seek treatment as soon as possible, from a lifestyle medical practitioner.

Getting Started

You can start immediately making lifestyle changes that improve heart health by reducing your risks for high blood pressure, diabetes and more. One of the best pieces of advice is to work with a lifestyle medical doctor who can analyze your risk factors through a heart health screening.

With your doctor, you can create a plan to make necessary changes to improve how well you sleep, so you can improve your overall health.

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Signs of Hormonal Imbalance + How to Fix It https://vibrancehealth.com/signs-hormonal-imbalance-how-fix-it/ https://vibrancehealth.com/signs-hormonal-imbalance-how-fix-it/#respond Wed, 29 May 2019 19:11:59 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1696 Hormones play a special, integral role in your overall health and wellness. They travel throughout your body and tell each organ how to function, what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. For example, your appetite and metabolism are regulated by hormones. Your sleep can be affected by your hormone levels. […]

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Hormones play a special, integral role in your overall health and wellness. They travel throughout your body and tell each organ how to function, what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. For example, your appetite and metabolism are regulated by hormones. Your sleep can be affected by your hormone levels. Even sexual functions, moods and stress require balanced hormones for proper functioning.

The causes of hormonal imbalance differ depending on gender, and vary from person to person. Because of this, there’s a wide range of signs and symptoms to heed.

Additionally, hormone imbalances often mimic other ailments, making it extremely important to work with a doctor for effective testing and evaluation. Test results can concretely identify imbalances (if any), as well as determine if your symptoms are in fact hormone-related.

Read on to learn more about the most common symptoms in further detail below.

Weight Fluctuations

Many women with hormonal imbalance complain of weight gain, despite staying active and eating a healthy diet. As mentioned before, hormones regulate metabolism, which processes calories into energy. The slower your metabolism, the harder it will be to lose weight.

You may have higher levels of estrogen and cortisol and lower levels of thyroxin. These inconsistencies can lead to unwanted fat accumulation in the body, especially around the waist.

Excessive Sweating

Some people notice their skin is sweatier than the skin of other people. Others wake up in the middle of the night sweating excessively for no reason. Both can be signals that your hormones are imbalanced.

Hormones regulate body temperature. If not balanced, you can experience unusual temperature changes. There may be times where you are wearing a sweater to keep warm when your friends are wearing t-shirts and shorts. Or, you may be wearing light clothing and no coat in winter, when everyone else is freezing.

If this sounds familiar, it is time to meet with a hormone expert.

Decreased Sex Drive

No one would likely complain if hormone imbalances caused an increase in sex drive. Unfortunately, just the opposite happens. Variations in both estrogen and progesterone lead to a lower sex drive.

For women, sex hormones are produced in the ovaries and when too low or too high, can change your desire for intimacy. It can make the vagina dry and unable to lubricate naturally, making sex painful. When a woman finds it hard to have sex, she may feel shame, guilt and fear. This can become a bigger problem for their relationship. However, it is a problem that can be fixed.

Hair Loss

This is a fear for both men and women. Even with normal hair loss, like the kind that you pull out when brushing your hair each morning, can produce a little fear. Hair is important.

When hormones such as the thyroid and the adrenals are not properly functioning, it is likely a problem with your hormones. And problems with these hormones can mean you have an imbalance.

Extreme Fatigue and Tiredness

You eat a healthy diet, you exercise, you get plenty of rest and yet you still feel tired all the time. This can be so frustrating and defeating, especially since you are doing everything right.

What you may not realize is that your hormones can cause you to feel fatigued, even when you should feel energized. Your thyroid malfunctioning could be the culprit.

The thyroid has so many duties, including regulating stress and sleep. These two functions can also contribute to feelings of fatigue when not working correctly.

If you have tried without success to fight fatigue, it may be time to meet with a hormone specialist.

Skin Problems

Rashes, dry skin, oily skin, and acne are just a few of the skin problems associated with hormonal imbalance. Not only can these issues be painful, they can be embarrassing. Having these issues can make a fun event stressful.

Androgens or testosterone levels are usually to blame for skin related issues. If levels of hormones get too high, more significant problems can occur, such as infertility, insulin resistance and even polycystic ovary syndrome. The sooner you seek treatment from a hormone professional, the better.

Digestive Problems

You may not have known this before, but the lining of your intestines has hormone receptors. Both estrogen and progesterone can be found in the gastrointestinal tract. The hormones, when balanced, allow the gastrointestinal system to function normally and you feel no negative symptoms.

However, when hormones are imbalanced, your digestive system will react accordingly. You may experience irritable bowel, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea and even negative changes during menstruation. Many of these symptoms can be caused by other ailments so having a hormone specialist diagnose you is key to getting help.

Hormonal Headaches

When estrogen drops, headaches can occur. And as you know, they can also be caused by allergies, tension, stress, pre-menstrual syndrome, hangovers, lack of sleep, eye strain and a myriad of other reasons.

This is one reason working with a doctor to determine the correct cause of your hormonal headaches. If they find your headaches are caused by hormonal imbalances, there are many treatment options to offer you relief.

Mood Swings

Nothing can make you angrier than hearing a friend or family member, especially a spouse, complain about your mood swings. They may even get brave and ask you if your mood is related to hormone changes.

Sometimes, your answer can be a definite, “yes”. Hormones contribute to mood swings. You may react easily and allow anger, depression or anxiety to take over. You may cry for no reason. You may even find yourself crying one minute and literally five minutes later, find yourself screaming at the dog.

Mood swings are common for people with hormonal imbalances. Finding a way to regulate your mood can be done with help.

In conclusion, there are many signs of hormonal imbalance in both men and women. Even if your symptoms are not listed here, they could still be related to hormones. Hormone replacement therapy could be one way to resolve your imbalance. Meet with a specialist who can discover why your hormones are imbalanced and apply the right treatment. They can help you begin eliminating hormone imbalance signs today.

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