Hormones are natural occurring substances in your body made from cholesterol. They are know as "chemical messengers" or signaling molecule. Each hormone has a specific purpose that it performs, and they are specifically secreted by endocrine organs in response to it's environment to perform this purpose. If our environmental is optimal (ie. perfect diet, no stress, no inflammation, etc.) then our hormones are in good balance and performing optimally. It is when the hormones are imbalance that health issues may arise.
Imbalances with your hormones can lead to numerous conditions such as:
The important thing to determine with hormonal imbalances is which (or how many) hormones are out of balance and in which endocrine organs do the imbalances come from. All endocrine organs are connected, hence the imbalance can originate from any number of hormones.