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Hormonal Imbalance In Teens

by Health Please


Posted on 10:46AM Jul 18, 2018 in General


Hormonal Imbalance In Teens

Teenage is a time of difficult situations not only for teens but also for their parents. The teenage, which we also call as adolescence, is a very delicate transition phase, where the child steps into adulthood. Being a crucial phase of life, the body goes through a lot of changes, leading to changes in appearance and behavior. Hormones also play a major role in teenage life. We all know how emotions are related to hormones. It is important to note that hormonal problems have become so common in teens due to improper diet and stressful environmental conditions as well.

Hormonal Imbalance In Teens - Health Please

Hormonal imbalance occurs when hormonal secretions in your body are disrupted, leading to depression, anxiety, headaches and other problems. This can be extremely frustrating for parents of teenagers. If your child displays symptoms of hormonal imbalance, it is important to consult a doctor too.

Causes:

Stress and lifestyle remain the major contributors. Stress could be from exams, peer pressure, parental pressure, performance issues, family instability, getting into college or even death of a relative. Chemical exposure through environment as well as food habits are responsible too. These days, farm foods and fish have added hormones and then not to forget the junk food and the sodas that children are exposed to consuming. Beauty products, plastic, pesticides, cleaning products also contribute to hormonal imbalance in teenagers.

Symptoms:

Hormonal imbalance in teenagers includes unexpected mood swings, insomnia, confusion, withdrawal from others and surroundings, depression, aggression and irritability. Apart from this, acne, nausea, irregular periods in girls, headaches, sudden weight gains, excessive hair growth, migraines, back pain, hives, sore throat, sinus problems, urinary infections, asthma, breast swelling are also related to hormonal imbalance in teens, the major concern in women being Polycystic Ovarian syndrome. If these symptoms go away – great, if not – better consult a doctor!

What can be done?

Change of lifestyle:

Change daily routine for hygiene, adequate rest, healthy eating habits, moderate use of cosmetics, good sleep, etc can help with conditions like acne, PCOS and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Quitting alcohol and smoking are also important.

Medical help:

If the symptoms do not subside or cause more trouble, it is advisable to see a doctor who can identify which hormone is the culprit and prescribe necessary treatment for the same.

Complications:

If the symptoms remain or are left untreated for long, they can lead to complications such as:

PCOS leading to infertility, excessive weight gain, high blood pressure, endometrial cancer.

Acne can lead to scarring of face, lowered self esteem and depression. In boys, too much estrogen can lead to issues with prostate, decrease in libido, etc. at later stages of life.

Hence, “A Stitch in Time Save Nine”. You must know when to consult an expert!


-Dr. Reshma Sagari
Homeopathy & Bach Flower Expert | Wellness Coach



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