The Nine Causes of Endocrine Breakdown
The Endocrine System 101
Think of this system as your body’s main power grids. It works by releasing hormones that, in turn, trigger actions in specific target cells. The Pineal, Pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenal, Pancreas, Ovaries and Testis comprise of the glands that maybe the one or more of the problems.
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1. Weakened immunity
Whenever the immune system is weakened , viruses, bacteria, microbes, or parasites find it easiest to invade and occupy the body. The good news is you can strength it. Ask me if you want to know.
2. Dental conditions
Infections and root cancels on endocrine acupuncture meridians that flow through teeth can impair endocrine function. In the US, many physicians and naturopathic doctors consider mercury toxicity potent underlying cause of chronic illness.
3. Imbalanced autonomic nervous system or (ANS)
ANS is comprised of the Sympathetic/ Parasympathetic nervous system, is key to maintaining healthy function. It’s important to understand or be aware of because it controls many organs, including the endocrine glands, which secrete your hormones.
When we exercise, the sympathetic nervous system jacks up the heart rate. When we stretch and cool off, the parasympathetic helps to slow the heart rate way down, which in turn slows down brain waves. This initiates the relaxation response and a release of feel-good hormones like endorphins, which helps promote calm and heightened immunity.
4. Neurotransmitter imbalances
Any imbalance here can cause weight gain, insomnia, weight loss, depression, anxiety, fatigue, memory loss, mood swings, and ADD or ADHD. They are made of amino acids, vitamins, and mineral cofactors within the body, neurotransmitters critically support ANS functions and strongly influence moods, behavior, cognitive processes, social attitudes, digestion, and sleep. etc.
A deficiency in serotonin can cause depression and can initiate the stress response, triggering the release of stress hormones.
5. Imbalanced diet and lifestyle
If your diet consists of processed, chemically laden, dead foods that high in toxins (such as partially hydrogenated oils), which make you overweight, and you rarely exercise, this can negatively affect your system. Obesity is the cause of many health and lifestyle problems.
6. Emotional Issues
The ups and downs of life creating emotional burnout and psychological trauma can also heavily tax the adrenal glands and create hormonal crisis. One of the best therapies of emotional issues is biofeedback.
7. Scar Tissue
If scar tissue is located along a meridian pathway, it can block the flow of energy through organs and body systems.
Most medications have a negative effect on the body; some examples are cortisone, anti-inflammatory drugs, cholesterol drugs, thyroid drugs, antibiotics and high blood pressure medications. You may believe these drugs are really helping you but the truth is they have many side-effects maybe not noticeable now but in 2 or 3 years. Ask your doctor to cut your dose in half.
Drug companies make billions of dollars because of a lack of information to people who think they are going to die if they don not take medications. There are many other solutions, you just have ask or do your own research.
9. Environmental toxins
In addition to hormone disrupting agricultural, plastic, cosmetic, and household cleanser products can be some of the worst. We live among them everyday creating havoc on our endocrine system.
If you believe any of the following symptoms are causing a breakdown in your endocrine system then you need to seek out a healthcare professional who can help you.
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