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The symptoms of HORMONAL IMBALANCE and the NATURAL REMEDIES

Discussion in 'Gynaecology' started by 4mangopeople, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. 4mangopeople

    4mangopeople Silver IL'ite

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    Hello Ladies

    Symptoms of hormonal imbalance may occur in women from 20 - 40 years of age, and the symptoms tend to increase as the women age. In the last thread we have seen how the 6 hormones play a vital role in every womens health.

    Types of hormonal imbalance can be due to high levels of Estrogen, low levels of Estrogen, high levels of Progesterone, low levels of Progesterone, high levels of Androgens or low levels of Androgens, high levels of insulin etc.

    Many women experience the symptoms of hormonal imbalance during their premenstrual cycle, Often these symptoms become evident in late twenties and throughout their forties. The general signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance are basal body temperature, excessive hair growth, dizziness, allergies, changes in mensuration, acne, oily skin, irritation, anxiety, headaches, weight gain, water retention, premenstrual syndrome, fatigue, endometriosis, thinning or loss of hair, low sex drive, osteoporosis, urinary tract infections, uterine fibroids, wrinkly skin, mood swings, cramps, memory loss, high blood pressure, irregular periods, night sweats, vaginal dryness, dry skin, low self esteem, infertility, thyroid dysfunction, low blood sugar etc.

    The symptoms can be one, two or in some cases combination of more than two. The best person to be approached when one realizes the symptoms, is an obstetrician or a gynecologist. Depending on the individual's overall health, the physician decides the treatment option, i.e medication or the lifestyle changes.

    Life style changes combined with nutritious diet is necessary for maintaining hormonal imbalance in the body.

    Diet should contain high protein and less carbohydrate during hormonal imbalance.Maintain adequate supply of calcium, iron and magnesium.Eliminate all refined food, processed food, junk food, white bread and sweets and artificial sweeteners, coffee, spicy foods, aerated drinks etc. Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acid rich foods like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, fish, are good for maintaining hormonal imbalance. Animal fats are known to interfere with the normal functioning of the hormones, better reduce red meats and dairy products, instead go for fresh fruits and raw vegetables. Have 5 - 6 small meals in a day, never full stomach. Reduce the intake of salt in the food ( salt is the worst enemy ). The diet must include organic fruits and vegetables, grains, brown rice, lentils, cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, green tea, soyabeans, cereals, nuts and other natural foods.

    Drink about 2 liters of water daily to prevent the dryness of the skin. Regular exercises, walking, jogging, swimming are highly recommended. Destress with the help of yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, keep oneself engaged with some hobbies, interaction with the people, reading books, listen to the music and sound sleep are beneficial.

    Any suggestions regarding the hormonal balancing are welcome.

    Be wise and be fit.

    Admin Note: You may also wish to read the following relevant links

    5 Natural Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/healthy-food-and-living/89321-6-hormones-effect-weight-gain.html
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/gynaecology/201613-how-much-do-you-know.html
    http://www.indusladies.com/article/...ow-About-Poly-Cystic-Ovarian-Syndrome-or-PCOS
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/fertility-and-trying-to-conceive/109794-lh-and-fsh.html
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/fertility-and-trying-to-conceive/197099-pcos-with-high-lh.html
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/gynaecology/150987-remedy-for-hormone-imbalance.html
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/nature-cure/168988-natural-treatment-for-pcod-pcos.html
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/nature-cure/155893-nature-cure-useful-threads-index.html
     
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  2. kokila19

    kokila19 Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Mangopeople,
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post:thumbsup:thumbsup

    I have hypo thyroid problem.. Is there any specific food for this one.. Doctor advised to reduce the intake of salt..

    I m living in Kuwait after coming here,. I got hormonal imbalance..
     
  3. 4mangopeople

    4mangopeople Silver IL'ite

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    Hi kokila

    Millions of people are currently hypothyroid and don't know of it. Good you are taking proper medical care. The main purpose of thyroid hormone is to ' run the body's metabolism ' . The common causes for hypothyroidism are the result of inflammation of the thyroid gland, which leaves a large percentage of the cells of the thyroid damaged and incapable of producing sufficient hormone. In other cases a completely normal thyroid gland that is not making enough hormone because of a problem in the pituitary gland, in which case the thyroid does not have the signal to make hormone.

    Vitamin A rich foods like yellow vegetables, eggs, carrots and dark green leafy vegetables are believed to be thyroid boosters. Cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, maize, lima beans, soya, pearl millet should be limited. Foods rich in iodine such as kelp, beetroot, radish, parsley, potatoes, fish, oatmeal, bananas should be included in the diet. Fats, sugars, sodium chloride, red meat and eggs should be restriced. Foods that are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, riboflavin and niacin, manganese, multi vitamin are advised.

    Maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercises, walking, healthy eating etc.

    All the best.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
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    Ooviya Platinum IL'ite

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    Very informative.Thank U:thumbsup
     
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    Paula New IL'ite

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    Pastor Kneipp said that "much of the women's troubles would be relieved, if they would use Yarrow from time to time".

    Apigenin and Luteolin are 2 substances of Yarrow that improve the body's response to the action of hormones that trigger menstruation and amplify female characteristics.
     
  6. kanaka Raghavan

    kanaka Raghavan IL Hall of Fame

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    Thank you mango4 people.I am in the perimenopause stage and you have suggested lots of remedies.Will try them.
     
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    Dear Kanaka,
    if you are in your pre menopause i would suggest that you start to exercise and take care of your diet, eat lots of fruits and greens and pumpkin all these are rich in vitamins, minerals, calcuim, magnesium
    I would also suggest that you google for care for premenopause as it would help you. I also suggest start to exercise and eat enough protiens everyday and include cabbbage in your diet.
    hope this helps you.
    love
    alpa:cheers

     
  8. 4mangopeople

    4mangopeople Silver IL'ite

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    Hi kanaka

    Perimenopause is a time when the body begins its transition into menopause. Some common symptoms are menstrual irregularities, sleeplessness, night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, loss of bone mass, changing cholesterol levels, headaches, sore breasts and vaginal problems.

    Calcium rich foods like dairy products, fish such as sardines, salmon, broccoli and legumes are recommended. It is highly recommended to get Bone Mass Density test done and take the prescribed calcium supplements during this period ( read my thread about Bone Mass Density test )

    Iron rich foods like green leafy vegetables, nuts, lean red meat, poultry, eggs and fish are suggested.Fiber rich foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals, whole grain breads etc are suggested. Reduce the intake of spicy food, include soy milk and soy products, increase the intake of flaxseed, rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

    Reduce high fat foods, regulate the salt and sugar intake, watch your caloric intake, drink plenty of water, regular exercises, meditation, yoga, regulated breathing, regular walks etc helps to smooth sail the perimenopausal and menopausal periods.

    Be wise and be fit.
     
  9. kokila19

    kokila19 Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear 4MangoPeople,
    Thanks for the information.. Surely it will help me..:)
     
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    Many women experience the symptoms of hormonal imbalance during their premenstrual cycle, Often these symptoms become evident in late twenties and throughout their forties. The general signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance are basal body temperature, excessive hair growth, dizziness, allergies, changes in mensuration, acne, oily skin, irritation, anxiety, headaches, weight gain, water retention, premenstrual syndrome, fatigue, endometriosis and many more problems.
     

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