Female masturbation does not cause hormonal imbalance. However, some people believe that it can lead to an increase in estrogen levels. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim. Additionally, masturbation is not known to have any effect on hormone levels in general.
While research suggests that female masturbation can cause changes in hormonal levels, these changes are minimal and don’t have any real effect.
So What Does Cause Hormonal Imbalance?
There are many things that can cause hormonal imbalance, such as:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid disorders
- Some medications
If you’re concerned about a possible hormonal imbalance, speak to your doctor. They can perform tests to check your hormone levels and make sure everything is normal.
Other Causes of Hormonal Imbalance for Females
Excessive alcohol consumption
You might not think of alcohol as a toxin, but it absolutely is. It’s a depressant, and although we may enjoy the buzz of drinking in moderation, excessive alcohol consumption can harm your body by disrupting the balance of hormones and creating consequences that are difficult to overcome.
Alcohol is also a diuretic, which means it promotes frequent urination, leading to dehydration. This can cause electrolyte imbalances, which in turn takes its toll on your liver. The liver plays an essential role in hormone metabolism and detoxifying the body. If you’re consuming excessive alcohol regularly or even just for a few days on the weekend (hello college!), your liver has to work overtime to detoxify you—which affects its ability to function optimally in all other areas.
Alcohol also disrupts sleep cycles since it actually keeps you awake longer while simultaneously making you feel like you’ve had quality sleep time later when you wake up hungover or have gone off into an alcohol-induced coma. Lack of quality REM sleep has been linked with poor mood regulation and increased stress levels too—all things that can contribute to hormonal imbalance symptoms like PMS and menopausal hot flashes.
Too much sugar in the diet
Sugar is bad for you. It has been found to cause inflammation, which can lead to anything from achy joints to skin flare-ups. Sugar can also cause insulin resistance, which means that your body doesn’t respond as well when it’s supposed to turn blood sugar into energy. This leads to “hyperglycemia,” otherwise known as high blood sugar levels. If your blood sugar levels are too high, then you could develop insulin resistance or diabetes.
Sugar is the worst thing for your skin: It causes acne and premature aging. Plus, eating too much of it will keep you from getting more nutritious foods and vitamins that are needed for healthy skin in your diet! And if all those reasons aren’t enough not to eat too much sugar…it contributes to weight gain that might be difficult or even impossible to lose later on down the road! So get rid of all those sugary treats today because they’re just not worth missing out on what matters most: loving yourself and being happy with who you’ve become!
Changing levels of progesterone and estrogen
However, a woman’s levels of these hormones can change for a number of reasons. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Estrogen is produced mainly in the ovaries. The levels of both hormones change throughout life. There are also many external factors that can affect their levels:
- Natural cycle – Throughout your menstrual cycle, hormone levels rise and fall. This can cause changes to your body and how you feel:
- Before ovulation, estrogen is higher than progesterone. After ovulation, progesterone is higher than estrogen.
Female Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms
Symptoms of female hormonal imbalance include:
- Lack of energy
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
PMS – Irritability and Depression
Some of the symptoms of PMS include mood swings, irritability and even depression. These are mild symptoms that women experience once a month during menstruation. However, if you experience these symptoms for longer than two weeks, it might be a sign of something more serious. You should consult your doctor regarding any mental health issues you may be experiencing.
Depression and mood swings
Hormones can play a role in mood. When estrogen levels are low, it is common to experience feelings of sadness or depression. For some women, these feelings of depression can be severe enough to be diagnosed as major depressive disorder, also known as clinical depression. Common symptoms of major depressive disorder include:
- Loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed
- Changes in appetite and weight
- Difficulty sleeping or wanting to sleep all the time
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
If you think you have symptoms of depression but aren’t sure whether they have been caused by hormonal changes, speak with your doctor about your concerns. If your doctor determines that they haven’t been caused by hormone changes, it’s important to seek treatment for depression right away. Untreated depression can worsen and last for months or even years if left untreated.
Mood swings are another possible symptom of hormonal imbalance. In addition to being linked with changes in the other stress hormones—cortisol and adrenaline—hormonal fluctuations may also cause mood swings due to their effects on the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. These two hormones influence moods and emotions including happiness, motivation and well-being.
Female hormonal imbalance can be caused by many different things, you should see a doctor to find out what it is.
Female hormonal imbalance is best treated by a qualified gynecologist. Once you have been diagnosed, your physician can recommend the appropriate medication for your needs. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. Hormonal imbalance affects millions of women every year, and there are many treatment options available to balance hormones and prevent future problems from occurring.
If you think you may be suffering from hormonal imbalance, see your doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment options.
Hormonal imbalance can often be managed with diet and lifestyle changes, but it’s important to check with a medical professional before making any drastic changes to your routine or diet on your own.