Are You Also Suffering From Hormonal Imbalance?
Editorials News | Aug-15-2019
It started as a small swelling the day before my menstrual period began. Then came the headaches. Finally, a few days of minor discomfort became something I had to plan around my schedule due to my symptoms.
I wasn't alone. Jane suffered from headaches and headaches so severe that she had to leave work. Susan developed cravings for sugary and salty foods and began having hemorrhages and hemorrhages in the middle of the cycle. These symptoms have been classified as PMS - premenstrual syndrome. Frequently discarded by doctors as "normal" hormonal fluctuations and mocks stickers and commercials; PMS has been widely accepted.
In an era where women strive to break the "glass ceiling" and affirm their position alongside their male coworkers, demonstrating a weakness linked to their gender is a taboo. Therefore, women have suffered in silence when they have not been able to convince anyone that their symptoms may not be "normal."
I was one of those people. For years, doctors fired me while my symptoms increased. Unable to find the answers I was looking for, I finally stopped asking and accepted my destiny. That was until I started going to Dr. Daniel Bies, a chiropractic, acupuncture and nutrition health professional. While treating me for a relentless back pain, he asked me if I had experienced headaches before the start of my period.
Understand the results of a hormonal imbalance
Suspecting the estrogen domain, he suggested that I have a diagnostic test to measure my hormonal levels throughout my cycle.
An average cycle consists of 28 days, beginning with approximately 4 days of menstruation (blood flow), during which time the hormone estrogen accumulates in the woman's body. It reaches its peak midway through the cycle, triggering ovulation, when an egg is released.
Progesterone, another hormone, begins to increase as the uterine lining builds up and the cervix becomes more receptive to fertilization. If the egg is not fertilized, the lining breaks as estrogen decreases in the body. The delicate coordination of these hormones is controlled by another chemist, DHEA.
All three, along with small doses of testosterone, must be in perfect balance. Altering that balance can cause numerous symptoms, including swelling and weight gain, headaches, backaches, mild to severe cramping, cravings for salty or sweet foods, temperature sensitivity, allergy flares and many other symptoms. Not all women will experience the full range of symptoms and some may be milder or more severe than others.
Due to the ambiguity of the symptoms, the age at which these symptoms occur and the degree to which they feel varies widely, it has been difficult to determine the exact cause. But since Bies and his wife, Erin, (also a nutritionist) attended seminars on estrogen mastery and began treating patients, the results have been surprising. In my own case, I took a natural vitamin formula made by a medical laboratory and sold only to doctors, to remove excess estrogen.
By: Preeti Narula
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