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Are Working Women More Prone To Hormonal Problems?

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Dr. Megha Tuli 92% (1832 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Masters in Aesthetic Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon  •  9 years experience
Are Working Women More Prone To Hormonal Problems?

Corporate culture is blooming now more than ever. The continuous development in the corporate industry is attracting people from various genders to work and build a better future. However, as productive and pleasing it may sound, the added pressure is always there for people to fulfill their marked goals, either set by corporate or individuals. With the cutting-edge competition in the corporate industry, the stress levels are high. Because of the tendency of women to produce more stress hormones than men, women are more likely to face development challenges in the corporate field. High-stress levels in the corporate industry can cause women to suffer from hormonal imbalances in their lives. But, discussing hormonal health is considered a private matter to women and it is rarely discussed. 

There are various types of hormones in the body regulated by various glands and some of the hormones play an important role in women to maintain the well-functioning body on a daily basis. These hormones include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, thyroid hormone, cortisol, and prolactin. When these hormones are balanced, their bodies run smoothly.

Signs and Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women -

There are various signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Some of these imbalances can be diagnosed with the help of clinical tests, physical exams, or blood tests. Still, one can know that hormones are imbalanced by checking up the following:

● Irregular menstrual cycle.
● Sleep is inconsistent.
● Chronic acne.
● Foggy brain.
Fatigue or low energy.
● Upset stomach.
● Mood swings.
● Feeling hungry most of the time.
● Increase in weight.
● Headache.
● Irritation, depression, or anxiety.
● Irritated or dry vagina.
● Night sweats or hot flashes.
● Heart palpitations.

These are some of the common signs of hormonal imbalance in women. Some of these signs are also dependent on stress situations or environmental factors and are for a shorter duration.

Treatment of Hormonal Imbalance -
The treatment for maintaining the hormonal balance is by decreasing the stress levels in day to day life. One can manage the stress levels by:

● Healthy body weight.
● Indulging in a healthy balanced diet.
● Practicing effective personal hygiene.
● Avoiding stress triggers.
Yoga.
● Decreasing the consumption of packaged food.

Other than these lifestyle changes, women can go for some natural remedies.

● Manage hot flashes by black cohosh, evening primrose oil, red clover, and Dong Quai.
● Use ginseng to manage anxiousness, sleep disturbances, and irritability.

Apart from this, women may also consult various treatment options available for treating hormonal imbalance. These include:

● Hormonal Control or Birth Control.
● Vaginal Estrogen.
● Hormone Replacement Medication.
Eflornithine (Vaniqa).
Letrozole (Femara) and Clomiphene (Clomid).
● Assisted Reproductive Technology.
● Hormone Replacement Medications.

Take Away -
Hormonal imbalance in women is a common condition and most women suffer from this almost every day. The competition in the corporate environment these days add-on to the stress for every individual but majorly affects women. One can manage the hormonal imbalance by adopting a healthy lifestyle and following stress-managing remedies. Apart from this, women can also opt for medication and therapies.

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