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Treating the effects of hormonal imbalance

25th October 2012  : 

Many young women today suffer from the early onset of hormone imbalance and the symptoms of this disorder. Usually cause by a dominance of estrogen in the body, this can be the result of a variety of medical or lifestyle changes.

While pregnancy and obesity are the most common causes of estrogen dominance, overuse of cosmetics, birth control pills, stress and poor eating habits can also be attributed to higher levels of estrogen.

Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include depression, moon swings, excessive hair growth on the face or limbs and skin problems or spots. Changes in the diet, exercise routines or increasing the intake of certain vitamins can help to reduce the hormone imbalance, but while a doctor may be able to suggest treatment for the causes of the disorder, if left un-addressed, the symptoms can grow worse as time progresses.

Acne is one of the most treatable symptoms of hormone imbalance, and as such, skin treatments are widely available through your local doctor, or specialist dermatologists. Hair growth is also commonly affected by hormone imbalance. Larger quantities, thicker growth or hair sprouting in new areas, an increase in hair growth is a common and often troubling symptoms for sufferers.

Laser hair removal is a safe way to remove excess hair. This simple method can be used on any area of the body, including those most commonly affected by hormone imbalance; the legs, underarms and face. First commercially available in the 1990's, the process is a simple one. A laser beam is focused at the base of the hair follicle, halting the growth of the hair without heating the surrounding skin. For maximum benefit, the treatments must be repeated every 4-6 weeks, with a minimum of six treatments in total to completely remove hair and reduce re-growth.

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