The body needs to maintain a balanced flow of hormones through its bloodstream. Produced in the glands of the endocrine system, hormones reach the tissues and organs acting as the command carrier of the body telling them what to do and what not to do. Thus they help regulate several important bodily functions including metabolism and reproduction.
Any imbalance caused in these hormones has a far adverse effect on not just our body but also mind. Any excessive increase or decrease in the secretion of hormones creates a hormonal imbalance in the body. Hormonal Imbalance is the root cause of a galore of health problems. Although hormonal imbalance takes a toll on both men and women, women are more prone to it. Apart from natural reasons, several medical conditions impact some or several of the endocrine glands. Certain lifestyle habits and the surroundings as well contribute to hormonal imbalances. The hormonal imbalances are majorly ascertained with thyroid hormones, estrogen and progesterone, and testosterone.
Hormonal Imbalance in Females: Hormonal imbalance in women is caused due to excessive deficit of estrogen and progesterone secretion from the ovaries. There are three major syndromes found among women as a result of hormonal imbalance, namely PCOS, premenstrual syndrome and menopausal syndrome. The major symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women are mood swings, irritability, depression, headache, changes in bowel movement, abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, acne, sleeplessness, osteoporosis, weight gain, hair loss, low sex drive, vaginal dryness, etc.
Hormonal Imbalance in Males: Men also have to face hormonal imbalances, but since men have different endocrine organs, they generally develop different hormonal imbalances than women. Major symptoms of hormone imbalance in men’s results are registered as depression, erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, reduced sex drive, falling of hair, over development of breast tissue, reduced muscle strength and reduced energy levels. Hormonal imbalances in men are caused by certain medical conditions like hypothyroidism (low testosterone) and prostate cancer, and certain natural causes like aging and puberty.
Hormonal Imbalance from Thyroid Gland Dysfunction: Hormonal Imbalance from thyroid gland dysfunction can cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Since it is the thyroid gland that mainly controls the metabolism of the body, an underactive thyroid condition, that is hypothyroidism results in slowing down of the metabolic functions, whereas an overactive thyroid condition, that is hyperthyroidism accelerates them. Hypothyroidism causes constipation, feeling of fatigue, weight gain, extensive periods among women, etc, while Hyperthyroidism causes restlessness, weight loss, scanty periods in women, diarrhea, etc.
Homeopathy Treatment for Hormonal Problems
Homeopathy treatment for hormonal problems follows a very gentle approach. It uses natural remedies to go down to the roots of the problem and correct them. This makes homeopathy treatment more safe and free from side effects.
Therefore, homeopathy treatment for hormonal problems may vary depending on the cause, and thus, the requirements for such treatment may vary from person to person. Homeopathy treatment for hormonal problems includes looking into the history of an individual and then stimulating his/her healing response to a certain stimulus, leading to the individual heals on his or her own.
Homeopathy Medicines for Hormonal Problems
Among all branches of medicines, homeopathy medicines for hormonal problems are relied upon highly. The advantage of homeopathy medicines is that they are produced from natural substances, ruling out the risk of any adverse effect on the body. They moderate the hormonal levels in the blood by killing the root cause. Here are a few main homeopathy medicines for hormonal problems:
Pulsatilla, Sepia, Lachesis, and Ignatia: These homeopathy medicines are extremely suitable for the treatment of hormonal imbalances in women. Pulsatilla is very helpful to curb POCS. Sepia is helpful in perimenopause and hormonal imbalances. It is also helpful for hot flashes, dryness, vaginal irritation and moodiness. Lachesis is helpful in the perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Ignatia is for the treatment of women suffering from extensive mood swings, depression, and emotional upsets.
Nuphar Luteum, Agnus Castus, and Selenium: These medicines are suitable for the treatment of hormonal imbalances caused in men. Nuphar luteum is the most effective homeopathy medicine in cases of low sex drive, while agnus castus is for erectile dysfunction and selenium is for the hair loss in men.
Iodum and Calcarea Carb: These medicines are extremely helpful in dealing with hormonal imbalances caused by thyroid gland dysfunction. Iodum is the best remedy for hyperthyroidism and Calcarea carb is for hypothyroidism