Like most women in America, you are bombarded with stress daily. Stress from work, finances, a busy family life – the list goes on and on, but did you know that chronic stress can lead to hormonal balances and so much more.
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Not only does stress impact your mental well-being, but it can also wreak havoc on your body and your hormones, making you feel even worse. Keeping your hormones in balance is essential to your overall health, both physically as well as mentally.
When your body perceives a threat, such as stress, your brain sets off an alarm prompting your adrenal glands to produce a flood of hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol.
What’s worse, under chronic or constant stress, your body cannot keep up with the demand to produce cortisol. As a result, your body will begin to steal the hormone progesterone to convert it to cortisol. When this happens, you end up with an imbalance between progesterone and estrogen, also known as estrogen dominance.
When the check engine light comes on in your car, it’s meant to warn you that something is wrong. Your body may not be a car, but your hormones work similarly to that check engine light. Your hormones send signals to your body, telling it what to do and what it needs. And you don’t just have one “light,” you have over 50! When your hormones are in balance, your body can function at optimal performance. On the flip side, when out of balance, it can disrupt simple functions like digestion to more complex systems like reproduction.