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Stress And How It Affects Your Hormones

Written by Nancy

Stress can be a major contributor to many physical and mental ailments. In fact, even your hormones can be directly affected due to stressful situations in your life.

Instead of getting further stressed about the multiple problems your stress can create, it’s best to get educated and tackle the issue accordingly. Here are some ways your hormones can be disrupted due to high-stress.

Hormonal Imbalance

When you’re stressed, your body will create hormones to combat it. These hormones are produced in your endocrine system and are namely cortisol and adrenalin. The two hormones give you energy and alertness to deal with the situation causing you stress.

The small surge of hormones helps you make quick decisions and avoid stressful situations. They’re incredibly helpful and help us initiate a “fight or flight” mode in dangerous situations.

However, when you’re someone who experiences constant stress, these hormones are overproduced and stay in your body longer. With an overproduction, you can have a hormonal imbalance that affects your health.

Hormones & Health

The occasional production of adrenalin and cortisol will help you feel in control of situations. The overproduction, however, makes you lose control of your health and mental wellbeing.

Chronic stress can cause a high deal of health complications, including thyroid problems, weight gain, high blood pressure, and also increases your risk of contracting infections.

You may also deal with lower libido or a fluctuation in your menstrual cycle. These problems can lead to infertility in couples and trigger mood swings and irritability, which aggravates stress and creates a detrimental cycle.

How To Tackle Stress and Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance?

The best way to get rid of hormone imbalance is to manage stress. Regular exercise, a clean diet, and giving your body the breathing space it needs to disconnect from the unhealthy environment causing it stress.

While lifestyle changes certainly help, many issues such as low libido or fluctuations in hormones need to be addressed faster. For that, bio identical hormone therapy can be used to give your body the hormones it needs. Additionally, low libido in men can be tackled with low testosterone therapy.

Get both these treatments and more when you come to Tavicare. We provide a large range of treatments, including hormone therapy in Washington, DC. Contact us today to book your appointment!

About the author


I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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