If you've ever experienced out-of-whack hormones, then you know just how important these chemicals really can be. In fact, hormones affect more aspects of the body than many people realize. But as it turns out, there are some gross things that keep your hormones balanced in general. There are ways to help these important bodily chemicals stay in line, even if you don't like them very much.
To learn more, Romper spoke with One Medical Provider, Dr. Natasha Bhuyan, who is dedicated to helping her patients reach their healthy lifestyle goals. She also realizes that hormones can be a tricky subject for most people to understand. "When most people talk about hormones, they are referring to reproductive hormones, like estrogen and testosterone. But there are other hormones, like insulin, which helps to regulate our blood sugar, and thyroid, which helps with metabolism, growth and development," says Dr. Bhuyan. In other words, hormones can affect many different systems and functions in the body. Of course, if you have specific questions about the hormonal balances in your own body, visit your healthcare provider for a checkup. Nothing can replace that firsthand exam from a medical professional. But to learn more about hormones and the weird ways they affect the body, keep reading.