Best Ways for Females to Control Hormones

by Kari Oakley 20 days ago in health

Female hormones are complex, here are some tips to not let them control you

Best Ways for Females to Control Hormones

Throughout the thirty or so years that a woman is experiencing menstruation, and menopause afterwards, it can be difficult to navigate the complex world of hormones and hormone regulation. Here are some tips to control your hormones and bring your levels back to where they should be.

Diet

One of the best natural ways to balance your hormones is through eating the right foods. For instance, the versatile avocado is great at impacting your menstrual hormones and your stress hormones. For regulation of estrogen, super fruits like pomegranate are ideal, and they are also rich in antioxidants. Fatty fish options, such as salmon, increase communication efficiency between your cells, and this improved communication can balance your hormones. Additionally, nuts, like walnuts and almonds, are beneficial for hormone regulation and are also ideal snacks for lowering blood sugar levels, which can be good for diabetics and insulin-dependent people.

Supplements

Sometimes hormone balance supplements can be a viable option for making sure that your levels are stable. These types of supplements promote balance and can also be beneficial in getting better sleep, eliminating skin problems associated with hormones, such as eczema and acne, as well as improve fertility. With supplements, you do not have to worry about getting the exact amount of hormones that your body needs. Adding these supplements to your daily regimen is extremely easy as well. Because we often lead hectic lifestyles and do not have time to do research into what exactly we need, a supplement is a simple fix.

Exercise

Although exercise has so many more benefits than it does drawbacks, it can cause issues with your hormone levels. While many women suffer from symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, commonly known as PMS, exercise has been shown to reduce reminders like stomach cramps and mood swings without turning to unhealthy options such as chocolate. A regular exercise regimen that is right for your body can elevate levels of HGH, or human growth hormone, and testosterone. To help balance your hormones, notably if you have a job where you are sitting several hours a day, it is a good idea to make sure you are standing, walking, and moving in general at least a couple minutes every hour.

Birth Control

The birth control pill is one of the most popular options for contraceptives for women, but it also holds several other advantages that extend beyond preventing pregnancy. Hormone imbalances that lead to issues like acne, weight gain, and irregular menstrual cycles can be easily resolved with the birth control pill. There are also many other forms of hormonal birth control, and it may be beneficial to discuss with your doctor what is best for you. Long-term solutions include a patch, a shot, an implant, or a hormonal intrauterine device, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to several years. Contraceptives can also lessen your risk of certain cancers that affect the female reproductive system.

Weight Loss

If you want to get in shape and shed a few pounds, it may be a good idea to find ways to balance your hormones while also losing weight simultaneously. It can be particularly challenging for women to lose weight when their hormones are irregular after the birth of a child. Finding foods that reduce stress and benefit your endocrine system is crucial to achieving your weight loss goals. Furthermore, getting your body back into shape through weight loss can be helpful in regulating your hormone levels overall. Negative emotions like stress, rejection, and low self esteem can impact hormone resistance as well.

Especially for women, the ups and downs of life and aging reproductive systems can make regulating hormones a difficult task. However, with these tips, you are sure to find the right balance for your body. Consult with your doctor to determine what solutions will be best, and you will feel better and have a less stressful lifestyle as a result.

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Kari Oakley
Kari Oakley
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Kari Oakley

Kari Oakley is a fitness trainer from Kenosha Wisconsin. She now lives in downtown Chicago, and loves to get out. She is a big fan of anything adventure, and loves getting a workout in the outdoors.

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