Hormonal imbalance can mean the difference between a woman living a happy, productive life and another who struggles with relationships, the work environment and life in general. Such imbalance affects the logical decision-making centres in the brain, heightening the stress response and generally making women feel more emotionally susceptible.
Women suffering from hormonal imbalance are typically reactive to situations and events which normally would not warrant excessive responses such as anger, irritability, tearfulness or anxiety. Constant reactivity can eventually lead to extreme mood swings and even depression.
Why hormonal imbalance is often ignored
The average person cannot relate to or understand hormonal imbalance. Most women who suffer this imbalance do not even recognise what is happening and often blame everyone around them for the way they are feeling. In return, the people surrounding them associate the “odd” behaviours with personality issues or disorders. The end results can be devastating – marriage and relationship breakdowns, disharmony in the family, children becoming reactive or even rebellious, workplace disagreements and difficulty holding onto a job.
Hormonal imbalance is often difficult to diagnose because women, to begin with, do not consider their behaviours and feelings as abnormal. In most cases, a woman believes that her feelings are associated with everything that’s happening in her life. As a result, the spouse or partner no longer makes an effort to remedy the situation at home and the children go out of control. At work, everyone else is a bitch and things aren’t just working right. The only time she notices that these things are happening is when a period of hormonal balance returns and the cloud temporarily clears up. But when the hormones shift to create yet another imbalance, she is again thrown into a world of chaos. Does this sound like YOU?
Hormonal imbalance can break you.
If a woman recognises the problem and visits her GP to get some hormone tests, it is possible that the results will turn out normal. Then she truly feels as if she's going insane.
It's an entirely different situation compared to other disorders. For instance, if someone has diabetes, the symptoms only affect the individual. But with hormonal imbalances, the symptoms impact everyone the woman associates with on a regular basis. Women are often the backbone of a family unit, and when they are not functioning well, everything falls apart. Such is the dire consequence of this condition, which is why it is important to seek advice and specialised treatment regarding hormonal imbalance.
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