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What is Hormone Balance?

A hormone (from Greek - "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell in one part of the body, that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a small amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. It is essentially a chemical messenger that transports a signal from one cell to another. All multicellular organisms produce hormones; plant hormones are also called phytohormones.

Hormones in animals are often transported in the blood. Cells respond to a hormone when they express a specific receptor for that hormone. The hormone binds to the receptor protein, resulting in the activation of a signal transduction mechanism that ultimately leads to cell type-specific responses.

*Quotes from Wikipedia

How Do I Determine Whether My Hormones Are Balanced?

To get a general idea of whether or not your hormones are balanced, you can take a quick self-test by clicking on the Test Yourself link at the end of this article. Fill in those symptoms you are currently experiencing to see if they are associated either with a deficiency or excess of specific hormones.

The series of self-tests assess your level of each of the fifteen most important hormones. (of course, you'll need to conform these result with some lab tests before beginning any king of treatment.)

Test Yourself?

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