Our bodies are a sea of hormones which, although small in size, pack a mighty punch and run the entire show. For women, hormonal fluctuations are natural and do not necessarily cause major, debilitating problems. However, if someone is experiencing hormonal imbalances, chronic conditions are highly likely, including pain. Many people think about testing their hormones for ongoing symptoms such as low libido, hot flashes, or even fatigue, but chronic pain and inflammation can also be signs of imbalances in hormones including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and cortisol. Everyone needs to empower themselves with the knowledge necessary to recognize the warning signs of hormones gone astray. Oprah is leading the cause with her own testimonial about her hormonal imbalances that went unnoticed for some time. Women’s health and hormones are finally gaining the spotlight that they deserve. Please take the time to do your own investigation because you should never underestimate the power of health education or hormones!