An overlook on hormonal imbalance in women 

Hormones are a complex and difficult topic, but the wisdom of Ayurveda gives a balanced and wise approach to wholeness that helps to make it easier to understand hormones. However, the first inquiry we encounter is “What are hormones?”Hormones are chemical messengers, secreted into your blood, and carried to organs and tissues of the body to exert their functions. There are many types of hormones that act on different bodily functions and processes. 

  1. Development and growth such as thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and bodily functions.
  2. Sex hormones: estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, FSH, LH.
  3. Stress hormones: adrenaline, cortisol & DHEA which in turn affect insulin? & metabolism

Biological processes like digestion, respiration, tissue function, metabolism, sensory perception, excretion, sleep, stress, growth and development, movement, reproduction, and mood are all influenced by hormones, which operate as messengers between organs and tissues.

According to contemporary science, when our hormones are out of balance, we start noticing such symptoms 

  1. Fatigue
  2. Hair loss & thinning 
  3. Hard to lose weight
  4. Feeling cold
  5. Dry skin
  6. Blood sugar issues
  7. Craving carbs 
  8. Unwanted hair growth
  9. Bloating
  10. Difficulty sleeping
  11. Brain fog 
  12. Excess belly fat
  13. Constipation 
  14. Irregular periods
  15. Painful or heavy periods
  16. Low libido 
  17. Acne
  18. PMS
  19. Headaches

Stress is the most prevalent factor in hormonal imbalance. We have been overworked and undersupported as a whole. We’re expected to juggle a career, a family, a home, exercise, maintain a good appearance, and maintain a social life. And even though it is obvious that we can accomplish it all.

Toxins in our environment and in the food we eat are two more significant causes. Women apply 168 chemicals to their bodies on average per day, thus it is not surprising that thyroid disease affects them more frequently than men.


Some common causes of hormonal imbalance 

  1. Stress
  2. Caffeine & stimulants 
  3. Alcohol & MJ
  4. Gut imbalance
  5. Nutrient deficiencies
  6. Excess exercise
  7. Too much screen time
  8. Personal care products
  9. Fragrance
  10. Thyroid imbalance
  11. Liver dysfunction 
  12. Prescription meds
  13. Blood sugar issues
  14. Lack of rest
  15. On the go lifestyle
  16. Unprocessed trauma
  17. Environmental toxins
  18. BPA and plastics

As these are the contributing factors for hormone disruption many women are unknown of these common factors. Inadvertently we are causing harm to our body and mind. Especially, women who are prone to so many of the chemicals and stressors in everyday life.

Ayurveda approach:Upon knowing all the factors responsible for the imbalance of hormone it cause vitiation of all the three dosha. Ayurveda opines to cleans and restore the balance with various regimens and herbs.  Balance, naturally! We begin by comprehending the prakriti (mind-body composition) and vikriti (state of imbalance) of the particular person. From there, we start to re-establish our connection to the earth’s natural rhythm of rest, awakening, movement, and mindful eating. We support the elimination of wastes and harmful accumulation while enhancing digestion, or agni. With a balanced diet that is suitable for constitution and season, we nourish the body. We incorporate pleasure and joy, and this is incredibly important, through routines, rituals, and connection.