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What Could Be Influencing Your Hormone Levels?

When you aren't sick but you know you don't feel quite right, it could be a hormone imbalance. Hormones serve as internal communications channels. Since they are abundant and control virtually every aspect of the body, they are also highly susceptible to change. This tiredness, irritability, and general malaise might happen when they are impacted and create too much or too little.

If you want to keep your hormone levels as stable as possible, it makes sense to learn what factors might be affecting them. By doing so, you'll experience a significant increase in positivity and energy. Keep on reading to learn more.

Not Enough Sleep

During sleep, the body releases and utilizes a wide variety of hormones that serve to reset many physiological processes. Unfortunately, with everyone's hectic schedules, sleep is often the first thing to go. The issue is that when you don't sleep enough, your hormones have less time to be generated and do their job, so when you get up, you're not much better off than when you went to bed. Research has found that men who get less than six hours of sleep per night have significantly lower levels of testosterone than those who get more sleep, for example, and there are many stories about other hormones in the same vein.

Too Much Stress

The stress hormone cortisol is secreted when we are under pressure. When there is an excess of this hormone, it can neutralize the body's production of feel-good hormones, leaving you feeling down or even depressed.

If you can lessen your stress levels, your body's production of the stress hormone cortisol will decrease, and you'll feel much better. Your mood will lift, and you'll get better sleep, which is essential to maintaining a healthy hormonal balance. You'll be more efficient in the workplace as well.

Although it may seem impossible, spending as little as 30 minutes a day relaxing can have a significant impact on stress levels. Many activities fall into this category, such as music listening, bathing, watching TV, getting a massage, going for a run, and so on. It will also help if you deal with issues that are causing you stress. For example, if you visit this site, you can get assistance with a Camp LeJeune contamination claim, which will help you move forward and be less stressed.

Eating Too Much Sugar

Sugar isn't a healthy option, and we all know that we should cut down on how much we consume of it, but did you know that the reason for this isn't just about our teeth or our weight? It also links to hormone levels.

If you consume a lot of sugar, your body will need to create a lot of insulin in order to maintain the proper functioning of your metabolism. This is because sugar is a metabolic fuel. If you make an excessive amount of insulin, you run the risk of becoming ill, and you may even develop diabetes. You can significantly improve your health by reducing the amount of sugar you consume or, even better, by eliminating it altogether.

Louise Mercieca

Nutritional Therapist

Podcast Host

Personal Trainer

Early Years Nutrition Consultant

Award-winning Author

Food & Health Writer

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