A human body’s hormones are referred to as “chemical messengers,” which, from the name itself, transmits messages or signals to the brain. These hormones are a significant part of the human body. It can affect an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Not only that, but some of the body’s hormones also control your appetite, mood or emotions, and weight. To say the least, the human body’s hormones [should] assure you that everything will run smoothly and that your physical, emotional, and mental health stay in sync. With that, too much or too little production of [any specific] hormone can cause hormonal imbalances.
Hormone imbalance can cause a person to experience a series of either heightened emotions (full of extremes), increased or decreased appetite, constant weight gain or loss, chronic stress, and a lot more. A hormone imbalance could go worse if not attended to immediately. In some cases, people who experience hormone imbalance and don’t bother getting it treated are later on diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. So yes, hormone imbalance is not to be taken lightly. Health is wealth, and you wouldn’t want to cause further complications in your body just because you ignored the initial symptoms.
There are a couple of available treatments and remedies for hormone imbalance. If you’re not a fan of natural, home remedies, maybe you could try the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Kansas City. This therapy is a proven treatment that can help bring back your youthful glow and natural hormone balance. As for some people, they prefer natural, home remedies to ease hormone imbalance. And besides, if you’re at work, you’re really left with nothing else except to try and do simple ways on how to deal with it so you can focus more on finishing your tasks.
Do Breathing Exercises
More often than not, hormone imbalance is caused by chronic stress. You could be so stressed at work that your hormones start acting up, either producing too much or too little. With that, all you have to do is stand up, leave your office table for a while, maybe get some fresh air, or go to the bathroom.
Once you’re outside or in the bathroom, do breathing exercises to help calm your mind. Inhale, then exhale. You can also slowly count to ten as this is also one way of calming your mind and your nerves down. Repeat this until you feel like you’re calm enough and ready to go back to your desk.
Pack and Eat Protein
Packed lunch (and snacks) are always better than ordering take out from fast food chains, especially if you’re well aware that you experience hormone imbalance from time to time. With that, it’s best that you pack your own lunch and include high-protein foods to help balance your hormones.
Protein is known to control the appetite and your body’s ability to take in food. It decreases your body’s hunger hormones. Thus, you don’t feel the need to eat every once in a while because you still feel full. Eating meals with high amounts of protein can help with your problems like overeating, getting hungry and snacking every now and then, etc.
Consume Green Tea
Your job probably allows you to drink while working, or have 15-minute coffee breaks during the morning and the afternoon. With that, why don’t you try to replace coffee with green tea instead? Green tea is proven to be one of the healthiest drinks out in the market.
Drinking green tea can help your body control and maintain your insulin levels, which can help with hormone imbalance that can cause obesity, overweight, or diabetes. Researchers suggest that each person should drink at least three cups of green tea per day because it has a whole lot more health benefits aside from keeping your hormones at bay.
Talk to Someone
If you really feel like your hormones are starting to act up, and none of the ways mentioned above have worked, you can always talk to someone about it. It’s not a bad thing to let a friend or a colleague know about how you’re feeling or your current situation. In fact, it can help ease hormone imbalance because you get to tell someone how you’re feeling. Would you rather keep it all bottled inside and let others assume things about your case?
Psychologists say that letting your thoughts out to someone really helps a lot. It’s best to inform at least one person of your condition so at least someone knows how to handle you and what to tell your bosses in case of an emergency.
Talking about hormone imbalance shouldn’t be considered a taboo these days. Health is wealth, and your health should be the topmost priority. With the things or ways mentioned above on how to deal with hormone imbalance at the workplace, let us know which ones work for you best and what ways can you further add to help others who are suffering from hormone imbalance.
About the Author
Though not a medical professional, Hodge Racter knows a lot about medical topics, including testosterone replacement therapy (having undergone the procedure himself) and cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgeries. Today, he remains spry and energetic despite his age, and when he’s not doing freelance work, he’s having quality time with his wife and two dogs.