The Adrenal Glands are Responsible for Female Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

By on December 12, 2009
Adrenal gland fatigue can lead to female hormone imbalance

If you are a woman who has ‘Female Hormone Imbalance Symptoms’ its likely that your ovaries have not simply decided to turn against you, but that the underlying cause of your hormonal problems lies somewhere entirely different. The adrenal glands are the ‘master glands’ that control whether you make stress hormones or you make female hormones. Under normal circumstances, women are able to make adequate amounts of both sex hormones AND stress hormones, but so many women are under such constant stress, or at least PERCEIVE that they are under constant stress, that they are continually in a ‘fight or flight’ response that leads to Adrenal Gland Fatigue.

And whenever we perceive that we under a stressful situation, our adrenal glands produce stress hormones such as cortisol. But cortisol and ALL other hormones, including thyroid hormones, male hormones and female hormones, share a precursor hormone called pregnenolone that is the ‘limiting factor’ for production of these hormones.

But because stress hormones are designed to be released in the event of an EMERGENCY, cortisol ALWAYS take precedence over thyroid and sex hormone production. So, in the case of women who constantly perceive themselves to be under stress, a condition called ‘Pregnenolone Steal’ will occur. When cortisol takes the lion’s share of precursor hormones, then all other hormones take the back seat, leading to female hormone imbalance symptoms.

In true emergency conditions, this condition lasts for minutes to hours at the most, but when people today are in CONSTANT states of perceived stress, it’s no wonder that there is an epidemic of female hormone imbalance symptoms and thyroid hormone imbalances that cause so many women to be fatigued, have PMS, infertility, fatigue and other female hormonal imbalance disorders.Yet, if balance is restored by easing the stress on the adrenal glands through the reduction of emotional stress, inflammatory stress and dietary stress, then the excessive load can be taken off of the adrenal glands and diverted back to their rightful place in the hormone lineup and the epidemic of hormonal imbalance symptoms can be corrected.

So, how can you find out if your hormone imbalance is due to adrenal gland fatigue? You can get an easy and painless In Home Adrenal Hormone Test without the need for a prescription, so that you can see if you might benefit from adrenal hormone balancing.

About Kerri Knox, RN

The author is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner. With 20 years of experience in health care, she has the unique perspective of being solidly grounded in both Conventional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. She can help you to to find and repair the underlying causes of chronic illness, while empowering you to take charge of your own health. She is the owner and author of this blog and website.
Comments' Karri says:

I have been in constant pain for the past three years and it is ruining my life. My chiropractor says I have adrenal gland problems but I have never had a test? I am taking some vitamins but nothing seems to be helping. I have had two surgeries (the second surgery the hospital overdosed me on pain medication and they had to call code blue…thankfully I was okay) but after removing my ovaries and tubes I am still in constant pain( plus a variety of other health issues) and no one seems to know what to do? The surgeon told me that I might just have to put up with it??? I am a 50 year old woman who had to quit my job and my life is no longer anything like it used to be. I now take pain medication which is highly addictive and this seems to be the only way to live my life! Can anyone out there help me!!!

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