Hormone imbalance? Maybe it’s the fault of one of these everyday habits

Having a hormonal imbalance is not pleasant at all. In addition to mood swings, your body experiences various symptoms such as brittle nails, hot flashes, acne, appearance or increased hair on the face, swelling, among others, which can affect your health and your quality of life.

Because hormones are present in various processes such as metabolism, reproduction and sexual function, it is important that any signs of imbalance should come to the specialist. This will allow us to receive an adequate treatment and correctly address the situation.

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In addition, it is recommended that we pay attention to those habits that can cause hormonal changes. In this way we will have the opportunity to prevent them before they become a problem. We tell you what those daily practices are.

Sleep a few hours

Not sleeping well affects especially the hormones related to glucose metabolism. According to a study published by the Medicine National Institutes of Health, it is proven that lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity and diseases such as diabetes.

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Specifically, not sleeping well produces metabolic alterations such as decreased glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, increased nocturnal concentrations of cortisol, increased levels of ghrelin (hormone that controls appetite) and increase the feeling of hunger.

No exercise or too much exercise

No end is good. Both sedentary life and ‘kill you’ in the gym can be counterproductive and affect your health. If you exercise for a long time, you are likely to have an increase in cortisol (known as the stress hormone).

As for the lack of physical activity, if your body does not keep moving you will lose a wonderful effect: the stimulation in the segregation of endorphins. These hormones produce a feeling of well-being and make us feel more energetic.

have a diet

Have a diet with few healthy fats

The healthy fats that provide food such as blue fish, avocado, olive oil and nuts are necessary for our body. These nutrients help regulate hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Not consuming enough healthy fats can have as a consequence alteration in the menstrual cycle and even the appearance of cysts in the breasts.

Live stressed

We know that the current pace of life is very busy and full of pressures. However, it is important to find time to relax and forget about everything that makes you tense. According to a study by the University of California, constant stress can cause a reduction in the levels of klotho, the hormone responsible for regulating aging.

Abuse in alcohol consumption

According to research conducted by scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, consuming too much alcohol can cause a decrease in the production of estrogen. We are still studying how this happens. However, given the health problems that excess alcohol can cause in general, it is better to limit your intake.