Infection, genetics, old-age and tumours are some of the factors that can compromise the function of the endocrine glands. Illnesses, and the methods used to treat them such as drugs and radiation, can lead to hormonal deficiencies. The production of hormones can also be negatively affected by a lack or excess of exercise, poor diet, stress or being exposed to certain metals and harmful chemicals. Some chemicals disrupt hormonal processes such as synthesis and secretion, while others mimic oestrogen, contributing towards oestrogen dominance. Certain health conditions can cause a person to become sensitive to particular hormones, preventing them from being used correctly within the body. Excessive prolactin production can cause a sensitivity to sex hormones and sugary diets can cause insulin resistance. A lack of essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals in the diet contribute towards hormonal problems. Taking in too much sugar, caffeine and alcohol and not getting sufficient sleep can lead to adrenal exhaustion.
Hormonal problems are common during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, menopause and with old age. Hormonal deficiencies can impair the function of the parts of the body where they are used. Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance can include weight or appetite changes, increased thirst or urination, blurred vision, excess sweating and even infertility. There may be emotional and mental symptoms including irritability, anxiety and depression. In women, there may be menstrual irregularities, increased facial hair, hot flushes, acne and digestive problems. Hormonal problems in men, such as testosterone deficiency, can cause low libido, dry skin, fatigue and reduced body hair, muscle mass and bone density.
BICOM® Programs to be Used
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Supplements to take
Iodine, ginseng, evening primrose oil, dong quai, vitamin B complex
Irregular menstrual cycles may be helped by using hormonal birth control medication containing oestrogen and progesterone. Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) can help with severe symptoms of the menopause. Low testosterone levels may be treated through the use of testosterone gel or patches. If taking certain types of medication is causing hormonal symptoms, it may be possible to switch to an alternative. Ideally, to reduce hormonal problems, the diet should be plant-based and contain a range of organic fruits and vegetables and a limited amount of sugars and refined carbohydrates. Appropriate measures can be used to help reduce stress including having a regular exercise regime and getting enough sleep. Use of plastic food containers and cleaning products containing toxic chemicals should be kept to a minimum.
Experiences and case studies
One 56-year-old lady was suffering from Graves’ disease, an overactive thyroid condition, which caused her to have swelling in her neck and sinuses, as well as a feeling of pressure on the throat. After having bioresonance treatments once or twice a month her thyroid hormone levels had normalised, the feeling of pressure had reduced and she was virtually free of symptoms.