For a lot of trying to conceive women, Hormonal Imbalance is one of the major challenges they have to overcome so as to conceive.
Yesterday in the evening, a woman called me from Port Harcourt at about 9 pm, even though I wasn’t doing anything at that time, I was tired as I’d had a long day but I knew that what she wanted to talk to a Medical Representative about that late in the night is something that could not wait and I had to provide the listening ear she desperately needed.
By the first minute of our talk on the phone, it became evident to me the reason she needed to talk to someone.
Me: Hello ma
Customer: Good evening ma, Am I talking to someone from Carrottop Drugs?
Me: Yes ma, you’re speaking with the right person, good evening ma
Customer: I need to get pregnant, I’ve been married for a long time and I need to get pregnant, please what can I do?
Me: How many years have you been trying to get pregnant ma?
Customer: I’ve been trying to get pregnant for 4years, 8months and 3weeks now
Me: Okkkaaayyyyyy, What has been your challenge concerning conception ma?
Customer: I don’t understand you, What do you mean? I no understand wetin she dey talk ooooo
When I noticed she wasn’t comfortable with my formal English, I tried to make her more comfortable by asking her to speak in our local parlance. So I asked her…
Me: I fit speak pidgin with you ma? You go like am
Customer: Oya na, I prefer am sef (laughs)
Me: Wetin be the issue since all this years, why you never get belle?
Customer: My period no dey come well well
Me: Wetin happen? You bin get infection before? You bin do abortion or you dey go through stress?
Customer: Ehhhhnnn, I bin young when I do abortion before, I dey treat infection steady and na my yard nurse dey give me all the anti-biotics wey I dey use.
Me: Which kind abortion you do? Na DnC or injection? You develop complications after the abortion?
Customer: No ooooo, I no get any complications ooooo
Me: Okay, we dey make progress, after that time, you experience anything for your body? wetin change?
Customer: No, na because I no get belle after my miscarriage and then this one naim make me call Carrottop for help.
Me: When you get miscarriage?
Customer: Na about 4years ago when I marry naemm I get the miscarriage.
Me: You get any issue after the miscarriage?
Customer: Them say my body no finish eject the baby the first time, So I bin go back go do flushing when I complain about serious back pain.
Me: Okay, after that nko, wetin happen or you no experience anything?
Customer: Na my period oooo, eeeeee no dey come wella again, out of 3days wey eee dey come before, na just once eeee dey come now, and even when eee come, na dark blood dey come out now.
Me: Since when you start to dey experience dis blood matter so?
Customer: Na since 2 years plus ooooo
Me: wow, you don go hospital go do test?
Customer: No oooo, I no go hospital.
Me: Why now?
Customer: Shebi that’s why I cun ask Carrottop Drugs for help, I wan get belle
Me: You no fit get belle if your period no dey com out well. Your period dey come steady? You dey track am well well?
Customer: For where, eee no dey come well well oooo, sometimes ehn, the days dey long pass each other.
Me: Da wan serious ooooo, because the steadiness show say everything dey alright, dis wan you dey experience so, eee no too good oooo
Customer: Wetin make I com do
I relate this story from one of my interaction with many women who have spoken with me one time or the other concerning their hormonal imbalance issues and to say that it is a big challenge to a lot of women will be understating the depth of this problem.
Hormones are the go-to chemicals for ensuring the regulation of most body functions, they travel through your bloodstreams to get to your tissues and organs,
Sending messages that tell your organs what to do and when to do it, so hormonal imbalance causes an alteration in the normal flow and effect of hormones which impacts your ability to get pregnant negatively.
Hormonal imbalance is the deficiency of the right amount of hormones in the body.
In the case of a woman trying to get pregnant, hormonal imbalance is an imbalance in the amount of reproductive hormones in her body.
They lead to low or heavy periods, infertility, and endometriosis.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?
- Extreme Stress (Physical and Mental)
- Not enough sleep
- Birth control medications
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Unhealthy diet or poor nutrition
- Miscarriage etc.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance:
- Heavy, Painful or Irregular menstruation
- Excessive sweating
- Vaginal dryness
- Change in appetite
- Low Libido
- Breast tenderness
- Breast discharge
I’m experiencing “Hormonal Imbalance”, What can I do?
After identifying that you might actually be experiencing hormonal imbalance, the next question is “What do I do now”?
Here are some options you can choose from to increase your chances against hormonal imbalance and get pregnant faster.
i. Maintain a healthy body weight
iii. Engage in moderate exercise
iv. Reduce stress to the barest minimum
v. Limit your intake of packaged foods, don’t microwave foods and drinks with plastics.
vi. Practice meditation (E.g Yoga)
Fertility supplements like Evergreen Formular for Women have been formulated to CORRECT hormonal imbalance and boost your reproductive tissues for easy conception.
What has been your experience with hormonal imbalance? Share your thoughts in the comments below!