‘Female hormonal imbalances are often related to stress response. The more stress you’re under, the more it unbalances your cortisol levels. Not only is cortisol your primary stress hormone, it is a primary hormone in general, helping your body convert food into energy, normalize blood sugar, respond to stress and maintain your immune system’s inflammatory response.
When your cortisol levels become unbalanced due to chronic stress, this in turn deregulates your female hormones as well.
So what types of “stress responses” will interfere with your hormonal balance?
Pain and/or inflammatory stress
Really, any type of stress on your lifestyle can negatively impact the way your body’s hormones function, and that includes:
Too much work
Relationship or family problems
Eating a highly processed diet, too much junk food or fast food
Hidden inflammation from exposure to chemicals and toxins in your environment
Depletion of antioxidants or not consuming enough from your diet’
Dr. Joseph Mercola