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Imbalance Of These 5 Hormones Leads To Faster Aging In Women

Date April 9, 2019 12:13

The endocrine profile is much more important for the human body than many tend to believe. It affects much more than our mood and weight. Hormones control the growth, development, and normal functioning of all bodily organs and systems. Earlier we wrote about signs that can indicate a hormonal imbalance and habits that may contribute to it.

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Aging is a natural process. However, few people know that the imbalance of some hormones can significantly accelerate it. In particular, the following 5 hormones play a decisive role in this.

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1. Insulin

Too much insulin, resulting from consumption of foods high in sugar, contributes to faster aging of the skin and the formation of wrinkles. You can balance its production with healthy nutrition and a dietary regimen (eat every 3-4 hours in small portions). By keeping its levels low, we help strengthen cells, reduce the risk of contracting infectious diseases, as well as the development of dementia and stroke.

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2. Cortisol

Cortisol, a hormone produced in greater amounts in stressful situations, plays a significant role in inhibiting the synthesis of collagen. Due to this process, the skin looks dull, thin, and loose, and blood vessels become more visible. At a young age, its levels quickly return to normal, but in maturity, after an emotional upset, it may take several days. A high and prolonged concentration of cortisol can disrupt the immune system and physically reduce the size of the brain and other organs, as well as muscles. A good way to regulate its synthesis is to sleep well, avoid stressful situations where possible, and minimize the consumption of caffeine.

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3. Estrogen

An age-related decrease in estrogen production contributes to the thinning of the skin, loss of its elasticity, and increased dryness. After the onset of menopause, this hormone is produced by the adrenal glands, not the ovaries, and the deficiency of estrogen also indicates violations in their functioning. Estrogen is responsible for the level of skin moisturization and the production of collagen. That’s why the elasticity of all body tissues is so dependent on it.

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4. Melatonin

Melatonin levels are reduced due to sleep disorders and an unbalanced diet characterized by a lack of protein. This hormone is a natural antioxidant produced by the body, promoting hair growth, skin regeneration, and protecting it from ultraviolet radiation. During sleep, melatonin fights free radicals, supports the immune system, and reduces the risk of developing a wide range of diseases, from cardiovascular ones to cancer.

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5. Somatotropin

Growth hormone or somatotropin increases the production of protein that stimulates the breakdown of fat cells in people of any age. Its lowered synthesis causes a decrease in muscle mass, weight gain, a general deterioration of skin condition. On the other hand, physical exercise helps to keep somatotropin relatively high, and the majority of this hormone is produced during sleep.

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It is quite possible to slow down aging and prevent a hormonal imbalance. To do this, it is advised to adhere to a healthy diet based on healthy fatty acids and antioxidants, lead a moderately active lifestyle, take good care of your skin, get enough sleep, and, if possible, avoid stress.

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