Get your hormones back on track…before you run everyone off and end up alone with a bunch of cats!
I LOVE cats, but I certainly don’t want the stigma of being the, “crazy cat lady.” Hormones can have your peeps running scared and as far away from you as possible if you’re not careful. Most of the time, we don’t recognize or want to admit when our hormones are out of whack.
Here are a few signs…
Symptom #1: Weight Gain
It can be very hard to maintain a healthy weight. Busy lifestyles can mean that there is little time for calorie-burning exercise, while our diets are often far from helpful. If you do live reasonably healthily, though, yet you are still putting on a lot of weight, it could be down to an imbalance of hormones.
Our bodies convert excess energy into fat, which is then stored in the body in case it is needed at a later point. This process is largely controlled by hormones so an imbalance can cause us to pile on the pounds. Our hormones will also influence our metabolism, which will also have an impact on our weight.
Symptom #2: Fatigue
Getting tired is very natural. Our bodies can only go on for so long before they need rest and refueling. This usually just means getting something to eat and/or getting some sleep, but it doesn’t always work for everybody. Some people will always feel tired even after they have just woken up.
If you do feel tired all the time, then there is a good chance that there may be something wrong and that something may be an imbalance of hormones. If you are always fatigued, then you should make an appointment with a medical professional to try and find out what is causing it.
Symptom #3: Insomnia
We all need to sleep, there is no avoiding it. Even those of us with the greatest stamina will have to sleep at some point, and a lack of sleep can be very difficult to deal with. It can cause us to be very tired and make it difficult for us to concentrate. A lack of sleep can also be dangerous to our physical and mental health.
There are various reasons why somebody might be having difficulty sleeping and a hormonal balance is one of them. The main hormone responsible for this is melatonin, which is usually released by the pineal gland at night. A sleep doctor may be able to help you get to sleep at night no matter what the cause of the problem is.
Symptom #4: A Low Sex Drive
Sex is one of the most natural and most enjoyable experiences that people can take part in. We will often have a very strong urge to have sex. This is necessary because it encourages us to procreate, thus enabling the continuation of our species. Some people don’t feel like having sex as much as others, though.
There are numerous potential reasons for a low sex drive and a hormone imbalance is one of them. Hormones like testosterone and estrogen play a big part in our sex drive and an imbalance can make us feel like not having sex at all. You should speak with your doctor if a low sex drive is bothering you.
Symptom #5: Stress
Stress is not pleasant, but it is also very natural and often necessary. It is your body’s way of giving you a heightened sense of alertness. When we are stressed, it helps ensure that we are ready to deal with challenges and helps us ensure that things get done. Too much of it is far from good, however.
If you are experiencing stress too often and are having a hard time relaxing, it could be down to an imbalance of hormones. Sometimes, our bodies may produce too many hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. If you are experiencing prolonged stress, it is important that you get medical help.
Symptom #6: Menstrual Irregularities
Hormones are responsible for keeping us alive. They control our metabolism and many other functions. A hormonal imbalance can also affect the menstrual cycle.
Many hormones can cause menstrual irregularities, estrogen, testosterone, FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone), and many more. A disruption in these hormones may cause amenorrhea (the absence of menses), and in some cases infertility and low libido as well.
Symptom #7: Changes in Voice
We all have a different voice that makes it easy to recognize us straightaway. There is also a very wide range of voices, ranging from high-pitched to deep lower tones. Despite the range in both sexes, it is usually still very easy to tell whether somebody is male or female by their voice alone. This can change if there is a hormone imbalance, though.
When there is a hormone imbalance, men can find that their voices become higher pitched and women can find their voices deepen. This can make it difficult to identify their sex from their voice alone. The symptom is something that you should arrange to get checked out.
Symptom #8: Dry Skin
We can often tell a lot about a person’s overall health just by glancing at their skin. If it doesn’t appear to be as healthy as usual, then there is a good chance that there is something wrong somewhere within the body. It could be down to an imbalance of hormones.
Healthy skin should be soft and supple, but a hormone imbalance can cause it to become dry. Patients can also find that their hair begins to thin and that their hair and nails become more brittle than usual. If you do notice these symptoms, you should book an appointment with a medical professional to try and find the cause.
Symptom #9: Change in Appetite
It is very important to us that we have a healthy appetite for food. Such an appetite ensures that we get the nutrition that we need from eating which, in turn, will keep us healthy. It is also important that we don’t have too much of an appetite, however, because eating too much is also bad for us.
A change in appetite can have quite a profound effect on our overall health. If you do find that you suddenly want to eat a lot more, or that you wish to eat less, then you should make an appointment with a doctor. There are numerous potential causes and an imbalance of hormones is one of them.
Could This Be Your Problem?
Identifying with any one of the above symptoms should tell you something is a little off. Denial is always a quick go-to and the easiest one to deal with aka not dealing at all. This can lead to a cornucopia of problems that could have been avoided with Hormone Optimization.
We know, it’s a scary world out there, ESPECIALLY when it comes to dealing with our hormones. Messing around with them has become a no no in today’s world, but why? Statistics show a multitude of modern-day women thriving after 50 due to keeping their hormones optimal.
Here Are the Reasons Why…
The most common proven benefits of estrogen therapy include:
- Reduced hot flashes & night sweats
- Reduced Mood Swings
- Reduced Vaginal Dryness
- Protecting against bone loss that can lead to hip & spine fractures
The most common proven benefits of progesterone therapy include:
- Reduced hot flashes and night sweats
- Reduced insomnia/sleep disturbances
- Treats osteoporosis
- Reduces abnormal thickening of the endometrium
- Reduces breast pain
The most common proven benefits of testosterone therapy include:
- Increased fertility
- Increased sex drive
- Increased red blood cell production
- Increased muscle mass & fat distribution
- Protecting against loss of bone density
- Reduces irregular menstrual cycle
- Reduces sleep disturbances
- Reduces vaginal dryness
Feeling Your Best
Why not feel better than your mom did after 40? Medical research has come a LONG way since the 70’s and it’s crazy not to reap the benefits. There are countless testimonials from the women in our offices that LOVE HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). Stories of lives truly changing due to feeling like a new woman. It never hurts to at least find out where YOU are and go from there. Ex. If you are at -2 testosterone but should be at 120, imagine how AMAZING you’d feel if you got it there?
We Have to Mention…
Sex, it’s as old as time and never meant for anything but GOOD. So, if you’re NOT enjoying it or have ZERO desire for it, SOMETHING IS WRONG!!! Life is way more fun when sex is a major part of it. If we’re all walking around cranky all the time, it’s because we NEED sex. Our bodies were made to enjoy it for as long as we can. The people here at Elite WANT that for you. It’s our passion to bring the passion BACK into your life. Life is AMAZING and most of us are entering that second half…why not make it the better half?
Tip of the Day
Are you in a hurry? Did you know that hurrying through your daily routine and plans causes undue stress? You might just be a mover and a shaker at heart, and that’s ok. But the underlying things going on internally could be causing you to age quicker than you’d like. When you rush, all these chemicals start shooting off all over your body causing stress and anxiety that you may not even realize you’re feeling. To quote the legend, Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t slow down every once in a while, to enjoy it, you might miss it!” Cheers to Ferris!!!