Why are hormones important for the human body? Why do one in two people have a hormonal imbalance?

The human body is made up of trillion cells. These cells need to communicate with each other and the communication takes place via the hormones. The hormones may communicate with the cells in the wrong way or in the right way and if the hormones communicate in the wrong way that means they are imbalanced and they may lead to problems in the body. This imbalance of hormones leads to different problems in different people. It can be an acne breakout in some people and it can be constipation in others.A few signs and symptoms that can help a person figure out if he or she is having hormonal imbalance are as follows- 

Fatigue: If you have difficulty waking up or you feel exhausted throughout the day. If you are having a full 7 hours of sleep and still feel exhausted then it can be a sign of under-functioning thyroid or adrenals. If you feel insomniac or stay asleep then it’s another symptom that may highlight your problem of hormonal imbalance. Remember hormonal imbalance causes a lot of fatigue.

Weight gain: Have you ever wondered why you are consistently gaining weight even when your exercising and living a perfect lifestyle? A sudden increase in weight and unexplained weight gain is a sign of excess oestrogen, low thyroid and insulin resistance, which are basically the culprits that make it hard to lose weight. 

Acne: Hormonal issues can lead to hormonal acne which are painful and large puss filled pimples along the chin and especially the jawline area.

Digestive Issues: As mentioned earlier you can have digestive troubles like gas, bloating and constipation which is influenced only by hormones. Excessive levels of estrogens, cortisols and certain kinds of prostaglandins can cause loose stools while a low thyroid may cause constipation.

Emotional/Behavioural Changes: Another symptom of hormonal imbalance is PMS, sudden mood swings or prolonged anxiety and also depression. 

There are nutrients dense diet plans recommended by dieticians which help the body to balance the hormones. Whole Foods and diet rich in antioxidants, dark leafy green vegetables and healthy fats that help to correct hormonal imbalance. Meet a dietician to get your personalized diet plans to tackle hormonal imbalance problems.