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Hormonal imbalances can contribute to struggles with energy, weight, digestion, mood and other aspects of your health. Hormones act as messengers in the body.  Each hormone sends specific instructions to every organ. Your body’s hormones are produced in a few different endocrine glands such as your adrenal glands, pancreas, reproductive tract, brain (hypothalamus and pineal and pituitary glands), as well as your thyroid parathyroid, and gastrointestinal tract.

With regard to the body’s hormones, the goal is balance. If they are too high, or too low, a number of problems can occur.

Low thyroid function is one hormonal imbalance that can cause health problems. Others include improper cortisol levels leading to adrenal fatigue, leptin resistance that can contribute to weight gain, as well as many others. Your body is all interconnected and one seemingly unrelated health issue can actually be connected to another. Focus on the underlying factors of why your body’s hormones are out of balance can get them back on track and heal the entire body as a whole.

Hormones can play a role in age-related wound-healing deficits. Compared with aged females, aged males have been shown to have delayed healing of acute wounds. A partial explanation for this is that the female estrogens (estrone and 17β-estradiol), male androgens (testosterone and 5α-dihydrotestosterone, DHT), and their steroid precursor dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) appear to have significant effects on the wound-healing process (Gilliver et al., 2007). Studies indicate that estrogen can improve the age-related impairment in healing in both men and women.