THE GAP: 3 Eye-Opening Statistics About Women and Hormone Imbalance
Hormonal balance is key to a better quality of life.
We often hear about hormones either being balanced or imbalanced, but what does that mean? How do “balanced hormones” equal a healthy body?
Basically, hormones are chemical messengers that travel throughout the body’s systems, helping control everything from our emotions to our primary bodily functions. When the body produces too much or too little of any given hormone, it can have significant health implications. Even tiny changes can have huge ripple effects.
Women, of course, have a different hormonal makeup from men. That means women experience specific health challenges when their hormones aren’t in balance.
Here are 3 statistics showing the links between hormonal balance and women’s wellness:
1.Weight Impacts Hormone Health:
Weight impacts hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and insulin. Losing 10% of your body weight can enhance your body’s response to insulin and lower your odds of developing type 2 diabetes. .
2. Too Much Testosterone is Problematic:
Up to 10% of women suffer from Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This painful condition is caused by an over-production of testosterone.
3. 47% of Women Have Suffered Imbalances:
A survey of 2,000 American women found that nearly half of them have experienced the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. These symptoms include mood swings, weight gain, and brain fog.
1 https://www.prevention.com/health/a31672318/female-hormones/ 2 https://www.prevention.com/health/a31672318/female-hormones/ 3 https://nypost.com/2019/02/22/nearly-half-of-women-have-been-affected-by-a-hormonal-imbalance/