Hormones are chemicals produced by glands in the endocrine system and released into the bloodstream.

An imbalance occurs when there is too much or too little of a hormone.

Your hormones are important for regulating many different processes in the body including appetite and metabolism, sleep cycles, reproductive cycles and sexual function, body temperature and mood. No surprise then that even the slightest imbalance may have a noticeable effect on your overall health and wellbeing. Levels of hormones naturally fluctuate at various life stages. What is important is to notice any symptoms and get them checked out by a qualified health professional.