When we speak of hormones, patients commonly believe this is a subject matter related to menopausal women only. What is often not realized is that hormonal changes affect everyone from birth to death. Some common conditions related to hormonal imbalances are low libido, foggy thinking, mood swings, muscle weakness, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), hair growth, painful intercourse, adrenal fatigue and others.
For women, the most pronounced changes come in their 40s and 50s, but can been seen as early as their late-20s. Many women are experiencing hormonal symptoms earlier and earlier, which has much to do not only with lifestyle and diet, but also toxins and xeno-estrogens (synthetic chemicals that act as estrogen in our bodies) that we are exposed to every day.