Hormones are the body's chemical messengers. Hormones and chemicals produced in endocrine and other glands enter the bloodstream, affecting the functioning of tissues and organs. They help in many vital functions of the body, including metabolism and reproduction.
Over the past decades, industrial activities and accidents have led to unintentional, but large-scale, high-dose human exposure to endocrine-disrupting environmental contaminants. These events, in addition to laboratory studies, suggest that exposure to toxic substances such as dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls negatively affects the hormonal system, and thus possibly the development of gynecological diseases. Evidence in the literature suggests that exposure to environmental pollutants and heavy metals, especially with our inherent genetic variations and the presence of increasingly prevalent viral diseases, is likely to contribute to various hormonal diseases (thyroid diseases, insulin resistance), as well as breast cancer, for endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, uterine fibroids, infertility or a large increase in the number of premature births.
If the hormonal balance is upset, there is too much or too little of a certain hormone, and these influence each other and lead to an imbalance of the hormonal system. However, this imbalance (this is called estrogen dominance) also affects the production of other hormones, and a hormonal upheaval is already ready, which, for example, triggered by stress. Even small changes can have a very serious effect on our body, on the entire human body.