Do You Suffer From Hormone Dysregulation?
In America, 90% of women suffer from Hormone Dysregulation and, believe it or not, most of the issues are toxin related. In order to help balance out your hormones, understanding the importance of hormonal problems are essential. Your hormones are the messengers in your body that travel to all of your organs and tissues. Your hormones affect various parts of your body and the way function.
It is estimated that nearly 90% of the hormonal problems from which individuals suffer are caused by toxins. An imbalance can severely change the way you feel physically, as well as mentally. The havoc that hormones can wreak on your emotions can eventually progress to how you function overall. It is imperative to possess the correct knowledge on how your hormones operate.
The Functionality of Hormones
Starting with the Endocrine system, the major glands that affect and regulate your hormones are the pituitary glands and the hypothalamus. They act as the control center for the endocrine system.
The pituitary gland is controlled by the hypothalamus. It is in the very core of your brain, and it regulates other endocrine glands. Men and women both produce hormones in identical ways except, of course, when it comes to the sexual organs. Many individuals do not give too much thought on the significant role our hormones play or how easily an imbalance can occur.
Since our hormones can easily be altered, it does not take much to cause a major change within your body. Hormone imbalances can be detrimental in the overall function of our bodies. They control a very wide range of functions within the body such as regulating your:
- stress levels
- weight gain/loss
- cellular growth and repair
The main culprit in the cause of hormonal complications are toxins. When your body is filled with harmful toxins, some of them cross the blood-brain barrier. They then make their way to the brain and, in the end, eventually find their way to various areas around the body. No matter which location of the body the toxins hit, the consequences should all be addressed.
How Toxins Disrupt the Balance of Hormones
There are numerous ways toxins creep into our bodies and cause major complications, as well as an imbalanced chain reaction. Controlled by the hypothalamus, the center of control, your brain is receiving and sending messages to regulate the hormonal activity within the rest of your body. When there are toxins present, our hormones will either decrease or increase, depending on upon the type of toxin.
The two types of toxins that disrupt our hormones are environmental and pesticides. Each type influences the body in different ways, but better understanding their makeup will aid in grasping the gravity of this topic.
BPA is a very common term that we hear often. BPA stands for Bisphenol A. Since the 1960’s, many manufacturers have used this industrial chemical in countless consumer goods, as well as various other products.
It has been integrated in producing various plastics and coat the inside of many metal products. Water bottles, soda bottles, cans, and even some sealants that dentists use contain BPA. Studies have shown that exposure to BPA can affect the development of unborn babies, can make the of expelling harmful substances in the body, and also cause heart problems. This occurs because BPA, along with phthalates (which are also harmful toxins) mimic estrogen. This elevation is causes abnormal cell growth, often leading to cancer.
Unfortunately, pesticides are used on an unlimited amount of crop grown foods. The purpose is to preserve the growth of the produce by keeping insects and other critters away. The way the pesticides work is by attacking organisms and eventually killing them. The problem with using pesticides is that they are not species specific, which means that there is no direct target. That leaves humans extremely susceptible. The effects that pesticides can have on the body will leave you shocked. They have an effect on everything from your liver to your brain. Eliminating this toxin could save your life.
The most important aspect to examine are toxins. After we have tested various toxin levels, Moore Life Health Solutions will begin to work our way to other elements. Another test administered is the 24 hour Hormone test, which is made up of the Estrogen Metabolism Test. By having this test completed, in depth information is accessible, which allows the Dr. Moore to properly diagnose the issue at hand. Other tests that are issued include testing to check the thyroid, adrenals, and the pituitary gland, which can be heavily affected by toxins.
It is very important to remember that the solution does not always lie in adding and removing hormones. This can often times be more harmful than helpful. Finding the central problem and addressing it head on is the only sure fired way to to treat the issue. An additional method to further investigate where the source could be located and how to address it is to run other tests.
This test is run to indicate elevated levels of estrogen. It does not, however, show the ratio of good and bad estrogen levels in the body.
This test reveals whether or not levels are where they should be in order to have a healthy pregnancy
Testosterone Free and Total:
Primarily tested on males, this test is performed because of its importance in diagnosing potential male cancers and overall well being. These tests are completed on women who have a medical history of irregular menstrual cycles or acne. It will help show if she is at risk for ovarian abnormalities.
Precursor to Testosterone
Test the adrenal function
Genova Labs Complete Hormones:
This is the most comprehensive urinary hormone metabolism evaluation designed to assist in the prevention and treatment of hormone-related symptoms and conditions. This provides clues about menstrual irregularities, infertility, menopause, fatigue, breast cancer, and osteoporosis. Estrogen Ratio Metabolism Test is included in this profile.
The Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™):
Was introduced by Diagnos-Techs in 1989 to evaluate stress, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. It is a simple non-invasive test utilizing four saliva samples collected at specified time periods during the day. Since the human adrenal gland does not secrete its steroid hormones at a constant level throughout the day, the Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™) provides the clinician with an comprehensive assessment of adrenal function throughout the daily cycle. The ASI panel consists of ten (10) saliva tests: Cortisol (x4),17-OH Progesterone, DHEA/DHEA-S, Insulin (x2), Gliadin Ab, and Secretory IgA.