of women suffer from hormonal imbalances
of women say they do not understand their hormones
of women feel lonely in their hormonal journey
As you get to know your individual hormones and cycle using the Hormona tracking app, you’ll quickly see just how much your hormones fluctuate over the course of a cycle.
Those fluctuations impact your life every day by influencing your mood, sleep patterns, energy levels and productivity. We can help you harness the power of your hormones, predicting when symptoms are likely to strike, and how long they’ll affect you.
To help you understand your hormones on a deeper level, Hormona is developing a first-of-its-kind system for weekly hormone monitoring. Our app is the first step on this industry-changing journey – come with us!
Your hormones are chemicals made by specialist cells within the endocrine glands. They coordinate different functions in your body by carrying messages through your bloodstream to your organs, skin, muscles, and other tissues.
These messages tell your body what to do and when to do it and is referred to its your endocrine system. This system plays a very important roles in our health as our hormones are associated with everything from our mood and sleep, to how we process and use the foods we eat, which in turn connect to our sex hormones and menstrual cycle
The main female hormones for cycle and general health include reproductive hormones Estrogen, Progesterone and FSH which is why at Hormona we have made these three hormones our focus.
Some of the main hormones found in woman’s body included
Is actually a group of hormones (Estradiol, Estriol and Estrone) that play an important role in women’s sexual and reproductive development. This group of sex hormones are mainly produced in the ovaries, but can also be produced in smaller volumes by the adrenal glands and fatty tissue. An imbalance can be associated with symptoms such as low libido, depression, and weight gain.
This is a sex hormone that helps your body prepare for pregnancy. It also plays an important role in your menstrual cycle and is a good indicator of fertility, as it can confirm healthy ovulation. Disturbances or imbalances in your progesterone levels can result in mood changes, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression.
Also known as Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, and as the name implies this hormone stimulates ovarian follicles to mature their eggs and increase Estrogen production. It’s made in the pituitary gland and is essential for reproductive development and ovarian function. FSH can also be an indicator of your ovarian reserve. Imbalances in FSH are associated with infertility, irregular periods, and hot flashes.
Have you ever wondered what is actually happening in your body every month during your cycle? Or how your periods happen? Your hormones play a crucial role in regulating the three phases of your menstrual cycle.
The different phases of you cycle are called the follicular phase, ovulation phase and luteal phase, and they are determined by the levels and interactions of hormones in your body.
The phases of your cycle
In an ideal world, this would be plain sailing. But when things start to go wrong, your cells can stop using hormones as effectively as they should, even if you’re producing the right amount. This can lead to an increase in hormone production, as your cells report that levels aren’t right, slowly creating an imbalance. And that can result in a whole host of seemingly unrelated physical and emotional symptoms.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF HORMONAL IMBALANCE
PMDD, PCOS, irregular menstrual cycles, thyroid, menopause are all examples of hormonal imbalances or disorders that can affect women.
The rollercoaster that is irregular menstrual cycles affects us all at some point in our lives. Whether it’s the hormonal chaos of puberty, post-pregnancy, PCOS, Thyroid conditions, PMDD or Perimenopause, every woman experiences that uncertainty, and the stress it can bring.
Tracking your periods and symptoms, however irregular, can be very helpful when it comes to identifying any patterns, changes, or indicators of a possible hormonal cause for that irregularity.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as, also known as PCOS, is one of the most common hormone-related conditions. Estimates vary, but anywhere from 4% to 20% of women around the world are living with PCOS. It’s characterized by irregular, or a complete loss of periods, higher Testosterone levels and, of course, the eponymous ovarian cysts. These growths can affect the way your body produces Estrogen, which has knock-on effects for an enormous number of systems in your body. From fertility issues and hair loss, to weight gain, emotional upheaval, and insulin resistance, PCOS can touch every aspect of your life. There is no cure, but there are a variety of treatments that can help you manage the symptoms, albeit with varying success rates.
From fertility issues and hair loss, to weight gain, emotional upheaval, and insulin resistance, PCOS can touch every aspect of your life. There is no cure, but there are a variety of treatments that can help you manage the symptoms, albeit with varying success rates.
Although Menopause happens to every woman eventually, it’s still largely mysterious to medicine. The Estrogen that’s essential to your reproductive system is almost entirely produced by your ovaries, so when they begin to wind down, as they do around your mid-40s, your Estrogen level begins to drop. However, it doesn’t drop in a straight line, and thanks to some of your other hormones, the ten years or so that it takes for your ovaries to stop working altogether can be horrible.
Erratic Estrogen levels, coupled with correspondingly erratic FSH levels can cause a litany of symptoms, including irregular periods, changes in cycle length, temperature fluctuations and brain fog, among many other, often individual symptoms. But the end of your periods won’t necessarily mean the end of your symptoms, as it can take years for your hormones to settle into their new normal.
Perhaps the least understood of all the women-specific hormone-related conditions, Prementstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Characterized by extreme, often life-changing mood and personality fluctuations, as well as severe physical symptoms, PMDD is the only premenstrual condition that’s recognized in the DSM5, the go-to handbook for mental health professionals.
Hormone issues that stem from your Thyroid can be far-reaching, despite the general over or underactive nature of an imbalance. Auto-immune versions of Thyroid issues can complicate things, as in Graves’ disease or Hishimoto’s, but even a mild Thyroid imbalance can be debilitating in the extreme. As your Thyroid gland is in full command of every system in your body, any issue can cause an enormous cascade of symptoms that seem almost entirely unrelated.
Cardiac and fertility issues, personality changes, muscle weakness, exhaustion, weight gain and loss, and irregular periods are characteristic of a Thyoid issue, but the symptoms are often individual and dependent on the severity of your imbalance.