There are three treatment options for a hormone imbalance.
Women may experience monthly hormonal changes during their menstrual cycle, but a continual imbalance of hormones may require diagnosis by a health care professional and medically prescribed treatment.
A hormone imbalance in women occurs when there is an increase or decrease in the production of one or more hormones, according to hormone.org. A hormone imbalance can result in endocrine disorders, such as diabetes or growth disorders.
Hormonal imbalances may be caused by a woman’s menstrual cycle, ovulation disorders, overactive or underactive thyroid, birth control pills, eating disorders, menopause, childbirth or prolonged stress.
Eating a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables, sleeping eight hours each night, exercising regularly and participating in stress-reducing activities, such as meditation, prayer or yoga can help restore the body’s natural balance of hormones.
Adding non-estrogenic herbal supplements, such as Macafem, can help to increase the body’s natural production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Women may also benefit from biofeedback, acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy or hypnosis.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy is the medically-prescribed addition of synthetic hormones to the body. Because it may increase the risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke, HRT should be taken for the shortest amount of time possible, according to Medline Plus.