Hormones, the Balancing Game
Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced by a network of glands call the endocrine system and they change and fluctuate as we move throughout different stages in life. Connected with changes in mood, growth, metabolism, reproduction and more, natural hormonal development is important for the health of both men and women.
How do female hormones change with age?
Hormones are responsible for many functions in the body, and as females grow and age, their hormones will change and adapt too.
In young girls, hormones play a huge part in bone growth and the start of menstruation, sometimes causing mood changes, breast tenderness, menstrual cramps and acne. In general, puberty begins between the ages of 12 and 14.
During a woman’s 20s, her hormones will begin to play a large part in weight control and muscle management. If hormones are imbalanced at this stage, it can cause mood changes, skin changes, weight gain and low energy levels, so it’s important to focus on having a balanced diet and lifestyle to keep hormones steadily balanced.
Fast forward to the most commonly spoken about hormonal changes – the menopause. Around the age of 45, women will begin to enter the menopausal stage and oestrogen and progesterone levels will drop. During this time, women can experience a range of different side effects such as hot flushes, mood swings, sleep problems, osteoporosis and more.
Do hormone levels affect hair growth?
When oestrogen levels drop, women can experience hair loss and hair can be dry and thinning. This can happen at many different stages in life such as when women are new mothers, going through the menopause, or even if due to thyroid imbalances. This is why it is very important to monitor hormone levels if experiencing hair loss (especially when you fall into the 45+ age bracket). It is also wise to rule out any possible underlying health issues.
How can hormonal changes be regulated?
Although many symptoms connected to hormone changes can have a negative effect on the body, there are ways in which you can support smooth transitions through the different stages in life. Nourishing the body, regulating blood sugar levels and reducing stress levels will all help to support the body and balance hormone levels. There are also many types of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) available that can be discussed with your Dr, should it be needed.
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