What Is A Hormone?

Sometime back, one if my clients Maria asked me, Dr. Disha…you talk so much about hormones and you presume that everyone knows what Hormones actually are. I did read about Hormones in school but I have kind of forgotten…

Dr Disha Sridhar

I am a Gynaecologist Obstetrician ( MD, DNB OBGYN )with an emphasis on INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE.

I am sure many women didn’t even understand what Hormones are in the first place. How do they work and why are they so important? I appreciate your work and I am sorry if it’s a silly question. Said Maria.

Now this is such a great question.

It’s definitely not a silly question as without having a basic understanding of Hormones, you can’t really understand the hormonal pattern of your menstrual cycle which is the foundation of the SHETO METHOD. It really takes guts to ask this question and I appreciate you, Maria.

So, Maria, I want to answer your question today in this blog. And if you want to understand what Hormones are, I have included a small video that simply explains hormones.

Women’s bodies are so incredible as our Hormones are changing not just week to week but years to years and decades to decades.… and by understanding our hormones (and how they change over the course of our lives), we can really get a better handle on our life.

With just a basic understanding of hormones, we can take both preventative steps as well as curative steps – to keep our bodies healthy as well as our menstrual and reproductive health thriving.

So in today’s video, I want to focus on 3 basic things…

  1. What is a Hormone
  2. How do Hormones work
  3. The interplay of Hormones in the endocrine system.

Oh… and even if you feel ‘you already know this stuff’, I urge you to watch it anyway!

Everyone needs a Hormone refresher and I hope this video may help you or your teenage daughter to understand Hormone.

Let me start you with some hormone basics…

Once we’ve got this basic understanding, my next post will contain a video that is going to easily explain what hormones are involved in menstruation, what is really going on every 30 days, and the hormonal shifts that happen naturally as we age.

Once we have a basic understanding of Hormones and menstrual cycle, we can dive into more complex topics like PCOSFERTILITY ISSUES AND THYROID HEALTH.

Did You Take My Hormone Quiz?

In 5 minutes , you’ll get a score ( lower is better) that represents an assessment of your Hormonal health. Once you know your starting number, it’s much easier to improve. Click here to take it!

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Click here Download my Hormone Harmony Guide from my free programs page of my website.

Cheers to all the mothers!


Dr. Disha

Originally published June 25, 2021 by Dr Disha Sridhar

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