You have probably heard about the importance of appropriate hormonal balance for your state of health.
That's true, hormones make a great influence on the body functioning.
These chemicals are produced by special glands, located all over the body. Your metabolism, body temperature, menstrual cycle, ability to conceive, mental health and sex drive are regulated by the hormones.
They have ability to improve your well-being or conversely destroy it completely.
Hormonal levels normally fluctuate during your life, depending on the age, environmental factors, lifestyle, habits and consumption of medications (particularly on the regular basis).
Numerous diseases can disturb hormonal balance, causing various symptoms. Sometimes people don't even recognize that the disorder exists because signs are slight and nonspecific.
However we often mistakenly tap off hormones in our problems.
Here are the most popular myths about hormones and what they are in reality:
#1. Male menopause is the same with woman's one – menopause in women occurs, when ovaries stop to release eggs, you know. Ovulations usually come to end in a rather short period of time. In men so-called “andropause” describes gradual age-related decline of male hormone testosterone. In the majority of cases the process starts after man's 30s and develops very slowly (about 1% per year). Consequences of the testosterone deficiency syndrome (also called late-onset male hypogonadism) are not clear enough. However it was found that not all men experience this hormonal imbalance. Andropause has a close link with lifestyle factors, chronic and acute diseases, trauma and consumption of certain medications.
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#2. Hormones are the main culprits of your depression – most of us experience mood swings several days before periods. But don't blame hormones in your regular moodiness and depression. In common cases nervousness, irritability and apathy refer to psychological, but not to hormonal problems.
#3. In menopause women don't produce reproductive hormones – people often erroneously think that in menopause female body completely stop to produce estrogen and progesterone. In fact, levels of sex hormones get significantly declined, but not reduced at all.
#4. Decreased sex drive is always a hormonal disorder – you're right, hormonal imbalance often reduces your (or partner's) sex drive. However it's not uncommon that people with healthy hormones experience this problem. Try to enliven your sexual life with various erotic activities.
#5. Hormone therapy is the best way to treat hormonal imbalance – sometimes you're able to correct your hormonal disorder through changing your lifestyle, habits and diet. Not all hormone-related disorders require regular consumption of the pills. Consult with your doctor about the possible ways to overcome your health issue.
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