Hormonal Imbalances: Common Hormonal Issues and Treatments

Rishi Dhingra

Rishi Dhingra

Hormonal issues are a common concern among individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Hormones are chemical messengers produced by various glands in the body that control and regulate numerous bodily functions such as growth, metabolism, reproduction, and mood.

Hormonal imbalances can occur due to a variety of reasons such as stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, aging, and underlying medical conditions. These imbalances can result in a wide range of symptoms and health problems, ranging from fatigue and weight gain to infertility and mood disorders.

One of the most common hormonal issues is thyroid dysfunction. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, body temperature, and energy levels. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, depression, and cold intolerance. Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, occurs when the thyroid gland is producing too many hormones, leading to symptoms such as weight loss, anxiety, and heat intolerance.

Another common hormonal issue is insulin resistance and diabetes . Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels in the body. Insulin resistance occurs when the body becomes less responsive to insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels and eventually diabetes. Diabetes can lead to a host of health problems such as heart disease, kidney failure, and nerve damage.

Hormonal imbalances can also affect reproductive health, particularly in women. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)  is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is characterized by high levels of androgens (male hormones) in the body, which can lead to irregular periods, acne, weight gain, and infertility. Hormonal imbalances can also affect men’s reproductive health, leading to low testosterone levels, reduced libido, and infertility.

In addition to these specific hormonal issues, hormonal imbalances can also cause a range of other symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, insomnia, and anxiety. These symptoms can be challenging to diagnose and treat, as hormonal imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors.
Treatment for hormonal issues often involves lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, stress management techniques, and medication. It is essential to seek medical advice if you suspect you have a hormonal issue, as timely diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term health problems.


Hormonal issues can have a significant impact on an individual’s overall health and well-being. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of hormonal imbalances and seek medical advice if necessary. A healthy lifestyle, stress management, and medical treatment can help manage and treat hormonal issues, allowing individuals to live healthier and happier lives.

I’m a practising nutritionist, with a background in human physiology and nutritional sciences. I take a holistic & scientific approach to all aspects of health & wellness. I use food and lifestyle changes to optimize one’s nutrition to promote longevity & healthy ageing. So, if you want to hack your healthspan and be the best version of yourself, sign up for my 3 month personalised holistic health program today,   and become your own nutritionist! 

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If you sign up for a formal consultation, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to fill out which I use to create a customised nutrition plan or formalised blueprint for you to follow.

I analyse your answers and the metrics you’ve recorded to define goals, calories, energy balance, macronutrients, deficits and surplus. I look at micro level detailing of your eating habits and patterns and suggest foods to add or delete based on your preferences, via a formalised blueprint.

The Blueprint will also include suggestions for eating frequency, windows and patterns. It will suggest pre and post workout nutrition options and recommend supplementation based on any deficits that show up in your questionnaire. Styles and frequency of training are also recommended.

The goal is to create a sustainable short and long term strategy to ensure you’re always in optimal health.

After creating the blueprint, a consultation call is arranged during which we go through the blueprint together. I explain macros and the role of hormones in overall health and take care of any comments, concerns or questions you may have. Once we’re aligned on the route forward, the Blueprint is sent to you.

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