Hormones are the body’s chemical messenger transporting information around the body from organ to organ. Most come from the Endocrine glands, these are your everyday hormones that we need to live and function and the rest from your sex gland be it testes or ovaries.
It is your hormones job to pass on a message to start a chain of events, lets use menstruation as an example; it takes several hormones to build up the lining of your uterus, several more to release an egg and (if not fertilised) several more to cause the lining to shed resulting in your period.
Occasionally hormones have attitudes. Occasionally they will want to pass too little or too much information on, occasionally none at all. Too little oestrogen can result in hot flushes, too much testosterone in women – PCOS. A complete hormone imbalance could cause you to become infertile for a few months or more than a decade as is my case.
Hormones know what they have to do. If something goes wrong a simple blood test will scan the most common hormones and see if they are functioning at the correct levels. Medications, diet and exercise could be recommended to you. No matter where you are on your journey familiarise yourself with the hormones that are regularly being tested, keep a personal copy of your tests and ask as many questions as you like.
If your hormones have an attitude adopt a smarter one and get them back in line so you can once again be fully functioning and healthy x