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Hormone Balance


Maintaining a precise balance of your hormones is very important to your body functioning properly. For instance, specific foods may have a positive or negative impact on your hormones.

Are you feeling sluggish? Irritable? Bloated? Or just not feeling your best? It could be that your hormones are out of whack.

If and when your hormones are out of balance, there are several elements contributing to this disorder, such as:

  1. Food Allergies.
  2. Genetics.
  3. Excessive stress of long periods of time.
  4. Lack of consistent quality sleep.
  5. Exposure to toxins such as nicotine, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals.
  6. Excessive alcohol consumption.

Some of the more common symptoms associated with hormone imbalance include, but not limited to:

  1. Depression.
  2. Anxiety.
  3. Insomnia.
  4. Thinning hair.
  5. Reduced sex drive.
  6. Changes in eating habits.

Hormone balance is vital to every bodily function. Below are a few specifics:

Estrogen and Progesterone are neuroprotective hormones that aid in reducing inflammation in the brain and overall cognitive function.

Estrogen protecting the heart – especially for women.

Progesterone helps to keep your immune response functioning properly.

Mood and motivation could be improved because the relationship between neurotransmitters and hormones.

Cortisol and Adrenaline are the two hormones that are affected by stress. Cortisol aids in coping with long term stress. Adrenaline is the hormone that releases a burst of energy when the mind and/or body perceives immediate danger. When these hormones remain elevated for long periods of time, such medical conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and/or obesity can occur.

Consistent quality sleep is so important to your overall well-being because it keeps stress hormones balanced, restores energy levels, and strengthens your immune system (just to name a few). When the mind and body is allowed to peacefully go through all the stages of the sleep cycle, the immune system is strengthen and growth hormones are properly released. However, lack of quality sleep has been shown to increase hormone productivity including cortisol, insulin, ghrelin, and leptin.

Hormone imbalance has become a common disorder – especially in today’s fast-paced and high stress world. Also, some hormones naturally decline with age – but the quantity of decrease varies between person to person.

Call our office today, set up an appointment, and allow us to help you feeling your absolute best!


Dr. Sean P. Nikravan, MD, FACE
355 Placencia Ave, Suite 203
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 949-264-0580
Fax: 949-650-0600

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