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How can I tell if I have Hormone Imbalance?

If you have had any 2 of the following at any point in your life, you may have hormone imbalance:

  • Breast Swelling/Tenderness
  • Breast Fibrocysts/Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Hysterectomy/D&C
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Use Birth Control Pills
  • Use An IUD
  • Exposed To DES In Utero
  • Heavy/Irregular Periods
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Gallbladder Symptoms
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Water Retention
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Stroke
  • Weight Gain In Abdomen/Hips
  • Fibromyalgia

If you have had any 5 of the following, including the list above, at any point in your life, you may have hormonal imbalance:

  • Infertility
  • Hypertension
  • Varicose Veins
  • Cyclic Acne
  • Difficulty Losing Weight
  • Joint/Muscle Pain
  • Bruise Easily
  • Blurred Vision/Flashes Of Light
  • Hemorrhoids/Constipation
  • Asthma
  • Dark Circles Under The Eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Inability To Concentrate
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Craving For Sweets

 

What can Hormone Imbalance cause?

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Cramps & PMS
  • Depression & Fatigue
  • Bloating Or Stubborn Fat
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Blood Sugar Imbalances
  • Mood Swings
  • Irregular Cycles
  • Miscarriage
  • Insomnia
  • Hot Flashes
  • Anxiety
  • Reduced Sex Drive
  • Facial Hair
  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate/Testicular Cancer
  • Osteoporosis

 

What are Possible Side Effects of Synthetic Hormones?

Eg. Birth Control Pill & Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Estrogen Substitutes:

  • Breast Tenderness
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Fluid Retention
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Leg Cramps
  • Gallstones
  • Blood Clots
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Increased Risk Of Endometrial & Breast Cancer

 

Progesterone Substitutes:

  • Breast Tenderness
  • Impaired Milk Production If Lactate
  • Fluid Retention & Swelling
  • Acne
  • Skin Rashes
  • Hair Loss/Masculine Hair Growth
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Breast Cancer
  • Weight Gain & Depression
  • Blood Clots Esp. Lungs & Brain
  • Birth Defects If Taken during Pregnancy

How does Natural Progesterone work?

  • Natural Diuretic
  • Appears To Help Sex-Drive
  • Normalizes Blood Clotting
  • Aids Thyroid Hormone Action
  • Acts As Natural Antidepressant
  • Maintenance Of Lining Of Uterus
  • Normalizes Zinc And Copper Levels
  • Promotes Proper Cell-Oxygen Levels
  • Protects Against Endometrial & Breast Cancer
  • Helps Keep Blood Sugar Levels Normal
  • Protects Against Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Promotes BONE BUILDING And Protects Against Osteoporosis
  • Promotes FAT BURNING For Temperature Maintenance
  • Precursor Of Other Hormones, Eg. Testosterone, Estrogen & Cortisone
  • Promotes Survival Of The Embryo & Fetus Throughout The Gestation Period

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