When you experience unaccounted mood swings and some behavioral changes and find that you are ending up being mad on something after being completely normal just a few minutes before, there are chances that the hormonal changes taking place in your body might be the culprits behind.
Out of the many causes behind hormonal imbalances, experts state that some substance might have a greater effect as against others. Even though, imbalance in hormones may sound a simple issue, the fact to remember is that it can be linked to many things right from infertility in women. When it comes to men, it can lead to lower sperm production. Even, it can lead to obesity in both men and women. Here, carrying moms will be at greater risk because chemicals that pass on from the mom to the child may have an ill-effect on the endocrine system in the baby. Here are some factors that can bring an effect on your hormonal functioning in your body:
Contaminated drinking water:
Do you know that water that is contaminated with herbicides and pesticides can come in the way of estrogen production in the body. One of the biggest threats is the substance called as atrazine, which is an herbicide found in some waters.
Chemicals that are used in air fresheners, floor cleaners and even scented soaps and lotions can bring about a disturbance in the healthy functioning of endocrines. They cause disturbance in phthalate, which is something related to hormonal disruption. It is found that carrying moms, who are exposed to these factors, can give birth to babies with genital disorders. Even, it can lead to lower sperm count in the case of men.
Reports state that synthetic estrogen, called as bisphenol is used in the construction of hard plastic materials. Bisphenol is found in the blood of a larger part of popularity. In the recent study conducted at Harvard, it was found that the urine of people, who continuously drank water from polycarbonate nalgene bottles continuously for a week, had a heightened bisphenol level of 69% as compared to this level in urine before water consumption from such a bottle. To escape from this danger, women are recommended to avoid putting plastics in dishwasher or microwave.
It is also found that some chemicals found in meat leads to early puberty in girls. Nowadays, it is found that many girls are reaching puberty at an early age as compared to their moms and grandmothers. Even though, environmental factors are stated to be the culprits behind, many other factors are known to be contributors. Mainly the environmental changes and the lifestyle changes taking place these days affect the hormone levels in small girls, thereby inducing early puberty in them.
When this is the case of young girls, women in their childbearing age are also getting affected due to hormonal changes caused by the factors mentioned earlier. So, careful and healthy lifestyle alone can protect us from these problem-creators.