Balancing hormone levels is a delicate dance. Our endocrine system produces estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, in addition to a long list of other hormones, all of which interact with one another, but achieving perfect equilibrium is something that, unfortunately, many women struggle with. "Our hormones play a major role in our body functions and metabolism. They regulate multiple chemical reactions and help us to maintain homeostasis and internal balance," explains Natalya Fazylova, a holistic health and wellness specialist at ReBalance NYC.
Women's main two reproductive hormones are estrogen and progesterone, but we produce a little bit of testosterone, too. "Sometimes, the ratio of these hormones gets imbalanced and causes a wide range of symptoms and discomforts," says Fazylova. One imbalance can come from an elevated production of testosterone, which can signal a number of health complications ranging from minorly annoying to legitimately concerning, so if you think you might have high testosterone, definitely keep on reading.