Women often complain they have it harder than men when it comes to appearance-related social pressure and its impact on self-confidence. However, men struggle with body image issues too –they’re just not as open about it. Unless they’re on a secret-sharing app like Whisper, where men recently shared why they feel self-conscious of their hair.
Even if you’re super confident, it’s normal to feel a little insecure or awkward at one point or another (unless you’re Channing Tatum and you can go full Beyonce without an ounce of self-consciousness). And the fact that a lot of men feel self-conscious about their mane makes sense: Whether you’re rocking aman bun or a buzz cut, your hair is an integral part of your style. It’s the first thing you notice when you look in the mirror and it’s the one aspect of your appearance that you might invest more time and money in maintaining.
You might feel like your locks are getting harder to style. Your girlfriend might complain that it’s taking you too long to get ready or even poke fun at your receding hairline. You might laugh it off but feel a little bad inside. Well, you’re not the only one.
From worrying about hair loss to going gray, here are the thoughts men have about their hair but are too embarrassed to share. So stop fretting, rock your hairstyle with pride (even if you have crazy curls some women would kill for) and find comfort in the following confessions.
The hormones have key capacities in your body, and in case one of them “gets out of line” the others will as well, bringing about hormone imbalance. Hormones work as chemical messengers in our body. We go through hormonal changes from birth to death. They cause changes in our bodies over time including:
-Growth & Development
What do your Hormones do?
Your hormones are tiny little chemical messengers that whizz around your bloodstream telling your organs and body tissues to fulfill their functions.
Warning Signs Your Hormones Are Out of Balance
If you are suffering from insomnia and having difficulty sleeping it can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Try to optimize your sleep and take antioxidants. Make sure to include quality lean protein, especially at dinner.
Constant Fatigue and Weakness
Fatigue is a common symptom of a hormonal imbalance, especially in menopausal and postmenopausal women. Cortisol, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands during times of stress, is often a contributor to fatigue.
If you are have night sweats and hot flashes it can be due to hormonal imbalance. Write down your routine, what you eat and drink, how you feel, and what kind of emotions cause your temperature to rise.
Feeling depressed and rejected is a sign of hormonal imbalance. If not clinically caused it can mean you’re not feeding your body what it needs. Listen to your inner self and treat your body in a good way with a healthy diet, exercise and proper nutrients.
While more common among men, hair loss is also a common premenopausal, pregnancy and post-pregnancy symptom in women. According to the American Hair Loss Association, testosterone (a male hormone present in women in trace quantities) converts to its derivative hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by interacting with an enzyme found in hair follicles.
Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears for adequate moisturization, or when the tear film’s substituents are out of balance. It is uncomfortable and often painful and can be due to a hormonal imbalance in the body. Hormones help regulate eye function and directly affect eye health.
Having a poor libido can also be one of the signs you have a hormone imbalance. The hormonal Androgen is manufactured in men by their testicles, and in women by their ovaries. Lack of this hormone can give rise to poor libido, even in women.
8 Natural Ways to Reset Imbalance Hormones
-Eat Coconut Oil and Avocados
-Supplement with Adaptogen Herbs
-Balance Omega-3/6 Ratio
-Heal Leaky Gut
-Eliminate Toxic Kitchen and Body Care Products
-Get More Sleep
-Back Off Birth Control Pills
Though drugs are supposed to be your only option – according to conventional wisdom – to help cure certain illnesses while keeping others under control, they aren’t without side effects. As far as blood sugar medication for diabetics, this can include problems such as liver failure.
To combat this, many are turning toward natural remedies for blood sugar control, concocted from herbs instead of chemicals. While not all purported blood sugar control herbs are legitimate, there are three that show a lot of promise.
In 2000, the American Diabetic Association announced support for ginseng based on clinical trials performed by the University of Toronto. In it, participants continued to adhere to strict diets, regular exercise and medication.
The 23 participants were then given either three grams of American ginseng or a placebo for eight weeks. By the end, the diabetic patients on American ginseng showed lower blood sugar levels.
Fenugreek seeds have long been a folk remedy for diabetes, prompting study by scientists. Placebo controlled studies suggest that Fenugreek seeds low blood sugar considerably.
Long used in recipes, it is more commonly used as a way to treat cramps. That being said, a German study found that diabetics that drank infusions of sage with nothing in their stomachs showed reduced blood sugar levels. Even so, it is still an herb that needs a bit more testing before any truly accurate results can be released.