Do you know what it’s like to experience anxiety? Nausea, butterflies in the stomach, sweats, beating heart and shortness of breath. It’s normal to feel occasional anxiety for short periods of time leading up to a important event, or in preparation for a big exam.
It’s when anxiety is chronic that it can become problematic. It’s damaging to the body and is often an indicator of an underlying problem.
One of the main causes of anxiety is hormone imbalance such as estrogen dominance. Elevated estrogen levels can occur in both men and women. Consequently, these high levels of estrogen can cause a higher level of cortisol-binding globulin, or CBG and may also lead to functional hypothyroidism. As you may know, cortisol is the hormone released by the adrenal glands that helps the body produce glucose for energy. It’s the main hormone responsible for helping us adapt to stressful and ever-changing environments. When cortisol is low, our ability to roll with the punches is drastically reduced. We feel stressed out, and filled with anxiety.
Research also found that people with hypothyroidism had significantly higher anxiety scores than those with normal thyroid function. Anxiety can be a terribly debilitating disorder. If the cause of your anxiety is due to estrogen a customized plan will be created just for you. Relief is closer than you think.