Hormone and Lyme disease
The endocrine system is made up of the hypothalamus, pineal, pituitary, thyroid and parathyroid, thymus, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testes (which produce sex hormones). The endocrine system regulates hormones, which are messengers your body utilizes to communicate with other organs in your body. It is common with Lyme disease to have endocrine disruptions leading to altered hormone production.
Stress is the leading cause of hormonal imbalances. Physical and psychological stress, toxic burden, and chronic illnesses, like chronic Lyme disease, are all stressors that can lead to hormonal or endocrine disruption.
Primarily, Lyme disease and its associated illnesses affect the thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones leading to numerous symptoms.
Correcting these imbalances is paramount in your fight against Lyme disease and overall well-being.