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Hormonal Imbalance: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Hormonal Ayurvedic treatments are chemical messengers in the body. They travel through the bloodstream to tissues and organs. Hormones act slowly over time, affecting a variety of processes including growth and development, metabolism, and how the body gets energy from the food individual eats.

Importance of Hormones:

Hormones play a big role in many daily functions as well as life milestones. Hormones control all bodily functions such as blood sugar, blood pressure, growth, weight, fertility, metabolism, sex drive and sleep. Hormonal influences affect many things, including the way an individual thinks and behaves. 

Common Hormonal imbalance symptoms

  • Weight gain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Hump of fat between the shoulders
  • Muscular weakness, stiffness
  • Tachycardia or bradycardia
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased sensitivity to cold or hot
  • Constipation or loose stools
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst, hunger
  • Depression
  • Nervousness, anxiety, irritability
  • Vision disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Thinning of hair, brittle hair
  • Dry skin
  • Puffy face

Hormonal imbalance in female causes:

  • PCOD
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Menopause
  • Lifestyle
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Stress
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Hereditary Pancreatitis
  • Injury to endocrine gland

Hormonal imbalance symptoms in females:

  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Hair loss
  • Mood swings
  • Infertility
  • Acne
  • Weight gain
  • Hirsutism
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Heavy periods
  • Insomnia
  • Head ache
  • Weak bone
  • Vaginal dryness

How Ayurveda helps to balance Hormones?

Ayurvedic approach for hormonal imbalance is to maintain the balance in all the doshas and to maintain agni.

1) Life style changes is very important.
Eating healthy food, at proper time, proper sleep, proper exercise daily.


1) Eating all colorful vegetables daily.
2) Intake of fresh fruits which are seasonal.
3) Intake of dry fruits and nuts specially walnuts, almond, fig, flax seeds daily.
4) Include herbs and spices in food
5) Eat quantity protein daily
6) Good fat intake daily
7) Whole grain fibrous carbohydrates intake.


1) Salt, sugar Intake
2) Salty snacks like chips
3) Bakery, maida items
4) Tinned and packed food
5) Day sleep
6) Night lack of sleep
7) Inactive 
8) Dairy products 
9) Irregular food intake and sleeping habits.

Panchakarma for hormonal imbalance:

Panchakarma is a holistic way of treatment in Ayurveda that mainly aims at cleansing and detoxification of the body and mind. Panchakarma boosts immunity, balance the hormone levels, strengthens reproductive system and regularises menstrual cycle. Abhyanga helps to relieve stress, relax all the muscles.

Vamana, Virechana, basti is planned depending upon the vitiated dosha and symptoms in individual. Shirodhara, warm oil is poured on forehead slowly, and is recommended for stress caused due to hormonal balance, also it stimulates central nervous system. Pituitary gland controls all the endocrine functions of the body and is located in forehead. Shirodhara stimulates all the endocrine functions by stimulating pituitary gland.

Ayurveda treatment with shamanoushadis is that Ayurveda herbs helps to relieve symptoms and also to balance hormonal imbalance.

Important Ayurveda herbs for Hormonal imbalance:

  • Shatavari
  • Kanchanaara
  • Ashwagandha
  • Kumari
  • Amalaki

Daily follow tips for good balanced hormones:

  • Not to skip food
  • Intake of advised healthy food at proper time
  • 40 min daily yoga and walking 
  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Cut off salt, sugar, stress 
  • Sleep at proper time
  • Practice yoga pranayama

Yoga for hormonal imbalance:

  • Surya namaskara Bhujangaasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Setubandhasana
  • Ushtraasana
  • Baddhakonasana
  • Matsyasana


  • Anuloma villoma
  • Kapalbhati
  • Bhramari

With the help of lifestyle changes, the Dinacharya, diet and Ayurveda, symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances can definitely be reversed with good health and care.