Hormones is chemical messenger or any member of class of singling molecules that are secreted directly in bloodstream of an individuals, which carries them to the tissue and organs of the body to exert their function, there are many types of hormones present in the human body that act on the different aspect of bodily function and processes.
As previously mentioned, Various glands present in the human body which secrets hormones which are essentials to Growth, Development, and Reproduction, here are some important hormones and their functions-
Hormones of Thyroid Gland– Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4), Help in controlling the metabolism of the body, regulating body weight, determines the energy level and internal temperature.
Insulin – Release from Pancreas (Gland, located in the abdominal cavity), the Main function is controlling the blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (Hypoglycemia)
Estrogen – Female sex hormone release from the ovaries, responsible for reproduction, menstruation, and menopause. Imbalance as the excess of this hormone increased the risk of Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Depression and Moodiness and less level lead to Acne, Skin Lesion and Hair loss, etc.
Progesterone – Produced in ovaries, the placenta, and the adrenal gland while a woman gets pregnant and has an important role in maintaining pregnancy, like regulation of monthly cycle and prepare the body for conception, and when pregnancy doesn’t occur, Progesterone level drop and menstrual cycle occur.
Prolactin – This hormone released from the Pituitary Gland after childbirth for Lactation (Breast Feeding).
Testosterone – Male Sex Hormone, mainly helps in building body muscles, development of Male Reproductive Tissue, Testes and Prostrate and Hair growth, imbalance of these hormones can lead to abnormality including Frailty (Condition of being weak and delicate) and bone loss.
Serotonin – Mood-Boosting effect hormone (also called natures feels good chemical), Regulates the mood (Learning and memory), muscular functions, sleep, and digestion.
Cortisol – Produced by Adrenal Gland, the Main function is controlling the physical and psychological stress, in danger, it increases Heart rate, respiration rate, and Blood pressures. A high level of cortisol leads to Ulcers, High Blood Pressure, High level of Cholesterol, Anxiety and Low Level of these hormones create Alcoholism, a condition responsible for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Adrenaline – Secreted in the medulla in the adrenal gland, Also known as emergency hormones cause its initiate the quick reaction which make the individual to think and respond quickly to the stress, Increase the metabolic rate, dilation of blood vessels going to the heart and the brain, Adrenaline quickly release in bloodstream and send impulse to organs to create specific response.
Growth Hormone – Also known as Somatotropin Hormones or Protein Hormones (has 190 amino acids which is synthesized and secreted by the cells called Somatotrophs in anterior of the pituitary gland), important in human development, cell reproduction, cell regeneration and boosting metabolism.
Common Symptom’s like ……
– Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
– Unexplained excessive Sweating
–Change in the sensitivity to cold and heat or Dry skin or Skin Rashes
–Change in Blood Pressure or Heart Rate or Blood sugar concentration
– Brittle or weak Bones with irritability or anxiety or unexplained long-term fatigue
– Increased Thirst or Depression and Headache with Bloating.
– Puffy face, Blurred vision, in women, Breast tenderness and deepening of the voice
Hormonal Imbalance in Men and Women
Men – Natural causes of hormonal imbalance in men is Puberty and Aging, but as per medical condition, Hormonal imbalance in men include Prostate Cancer and Hypogonadism (Low Testosterone Hormone). Symptom’s as follows,
- Reduced Sex Drive
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Low sperm count
- Reduced Body hair growth
- Overdevelopment of Breast tissue or Breast tenderness
Women – Women’s naturally experiences several periods of hormonal imbalances throughout their lifetime during Puberty, Menstruation, Pregnancy, Child Birth, Breast Feeding, and Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause.
Medical conditions causing irregular hormones imbalance in women as-
- PCOS or PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
- Hormones Replacement or Birth Control Medication
- Early Menopause or Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)
- Ovarian Cancer
Most common symptoms in women for hormonal imbalance is Heavy or Irregular or painful periods, Night Sweats, Vaginal dryness, Breast Tenderness, Indigestion, constipation or Diarrhoea, Acne just before menstruation, Uterine bleeding not associated with menstruation, Increased hair growth on the face, neck, chest or back, infertility or weight gain.
Ayurvedic Concept with Management
Ayurveda is an ancient healing system based on wisdom tradition which originated in India over 5,000 years ago and focused on the balance of Body, Mind, and Consciousness. Ayurveda does not any identification anymore because it is rapidly spreading throughout the USA and European and Western Countries, the traditional western approach has generally prescribed substitution for the Hormone utilizing Hormone Replacement Therapy or Surgery. Since the approach has risks associated with the treatment plan itself, western medicine is looking to Ayurveda in Sydney and other natural systems with new hopes.
Ayurveda’s comprehensive understanding of Endocrinology applies a natural and holistic approach that may significantly help prevent and reduce hormonal challenges.
Its foundation is a ‘Tri-Dosha’ theory which views the individual’s constitution as a mixture of ‘Vata,’ ‘Pitta,’ and ‘Kapha,’ which are three distinct combinations of the universal five elements of wind, space, fire, water, and earth. A person’s unique combination of these elements and the effects of past lifestyle and dietary choices are considered when developing a personalized care program. However, since Ayurveda is a science of body, mind, and consciousness, it is not enough to merely focus on just physical symptoms and imbalances, mind and consciousness also play a major role, especially in endocrinology. Therefore, the Ayurvedic perspective is to explore and offer support for the healing of ‘Stuck Emotions,’ which directly and deeply impact on an individual’s overall health. In this way, Ayurveda goes well beyond the physical level when addressing hormonal imbalances.
In General, Ayurveda simply stated that every Vikruti(Imbalance) based upon the person Aahar( Diet or intake food ) and Vihara(person LifeStyle). So here the basic principle of treatment depends on Organic and Natural Diet and Yoga (Meditation).
‘PanchaKarma’ A gentle but deep Ayurvedic Cleansing Programme is the best treatment. PanchaKarama in Parramatta is an ancient Indian healing modality involving the successive application of medicated oils to the entire body for the purpose of penetrating the skin and removal of soluble toxins at the cellular levels. This treatment is generally is done on a daily basis for a period of 7 to 21 days, depending on the severity of the imbalance and whether it’s been a chronic condition. After the cleanse, since the cells are no longer coated with toxins, the cellular ‘fire’ and intelligence is improved and healthy functioning is restored at the deepest level. Treatment is done under careful supervision by our Ayurvedic Practitioner (Called Vaidya) in our Ayur health care.
As per our Ayurvedic Physicians, Shirodhara is another ancient tradition whereby warm oil is poured on the forehead area known as the ‘Third Eye,’ which is associated with the Pituitary and Pineal glands. It is a highly recommended treatment that is generally done as part of Panchakarma since it directly targets the central nervous system and associated Pineal and Pituitary glands.
Ayur Health care provides the Classical Ayurvedic Aushadh (Herbals Preparation) which balances the Body, Mind, Emotions and Consciousness and disease management with ancient tradition and wisdom of Ayurveda.