Hormonal Imbalances After 30

When people say life begins at 40, nobody points out to the women that they need to get in top shape! A lot of women in their 40s are going through emotional turmoil without any hope on the horizon.  The new saying should be “problems begin at 30.”

The working woman. Now that she does not have to conform to society, today’s woman is too busy climbing the corporate ladder to think of settling down and starting a family. Women are increasingly letting go of their “maternal instincts” and delay having kids as long as they can, if not abandoning the idea altogether. This is where the problem starts.

The biological clock. Since the human body has been wired to follow the biological clock, failure for women to have children at an early age rains havoc to their reproductive system, often in the form of hormonal imbalances. A lot of women suffer from this problem, and if not diagnosed early, it can lead to permanent damage. This is why cases of infertility are on the rise.

Good old days! In the olden days, people got married early and went on to have children even in their 50s. The early start promoted regulation of the hormones and prolonged a woman’s reproductive life.  Inasmuch as there was little innovation in the health field, there were few known cases of infertility.

Today’s world. Today, many women who choose to wait until their 30s to have children end up having to rely on fertility drugs in order to do so. Those who wait until their 40s are lucky to get pregnant even with the fertility drugs. Therefore, it is important for women above the age of 30 to have regular check-ups with their gynecologists so that problems are detected early and treated immediately. Signs of hormonal imbalances include irregular periods, acne, development of fibroids, and difficulty conceiving. It is true that some women can maintain their hormonal balance by taking contraceptive pills, but nothing jump-starts a woman’s system like having a child. Nutritionists will also swear that maintaining the balance can be achieved by eating certain foods and limiting the intake of others.

Reported cases of hormonal imbalances are on the rise with little available literature on how to cope with the problem. The drugs on offer do not provide a permanent solution but only temporarily suppress the production of one hormone or boost the production of another. Once the intake of the drug is stopped, they are back to where they started.

Since this topic is not often discussed openly, most women suffer in silence with no idea of where to go for help. They try different things, several doctors and a wide range of diets, and a few years down the line, they still have a hormonal imbalance.  Their loving partners are also clueless on how to deal with the situation.

Therefore it is important for women to take care of themselves in their 30s by eating healthy, exercising regularly, going for health check-ups, and most of all, surrounding themselves with a good support group.  It is wise for younger women to consider having children earlier to avoid being part of the hormonal imbalance statistics.