How Stress Causes Hormone Imbalance
You can't heal hormonal imbalances without addressing your adrenal glands.
Has your doctor ever told you that you have a “hormone imbalance”?
Maybe they told you you had low progesterone?
Maybe estrogen dominance?
Maybe they even told you you’re dealing with hypothyroidism.
And all of those things may be true, BUT, what’s NOT true is that those are your only problem or where to start to address the problem. I explain why in the video linked below, but before we get to that, we have to understand our 3 major groups of female hormones.
- Sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone)
If you have a period problem or a thyroid problem, you also have an adrenal problem.
What is Cortisol?
Cortisol is your main source and focus and function - it’s what allows you to fight-flee-or freeze under acute stress. Cortisol does this, primarily, by raising your blood sugar so that you can send energy to the most important parts of your body and brain for survival. It also controls your blood pressure and plays a large role in your immune function.
But, when you’re chronically stressed, cortisol levels can go from high to low, even within the same day, or stay chronically elevated or bottom out.
What are Thyroid Hormones?
Thyroid hormones are what affect our metabolism and allow us to maintain a healthy weight and energy levels so that we can not only feel good in our bodies but also maintain good health.
A lot of women that I work with find that after a period of chronic stress, they start to gain weight or find that they’re unable to lose it, and this is a big sign that these thyroid hormones have been impacted.
What are Estrogen and Progesterone?
The major playors when it comes to female sex hormones are estrogen and progesterone.
Estrogen helps with our reproduction and fertility by building up our uterine lining to help prepare our body for a healthy pregnancy and keeping our libido high so we can connect with our partners. Progesterone is the hormone that helps keep us calm and allows our bodies to ovulate.
Now, when we look at these hormones, it's important to note that our body prioritizes them in order of how important their function is in our body.
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In this video, you'll learn more about how our body prioritizes our hormones, common symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance, and how to start addressing your hormones.
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