You never thought a hormonal imbalance could get you down. You’re strong. You’ve always been in great shape. Fitness and healthy foods are your friends. You’ve been on the right path all your life, but something is going on now that you are in your 40s. It’s making you feel like you are caught in a tailspin. You haven’t changed anything that you are doing, but your body is definitely changing. You could be experiencing a hormonal imbalance. Know the signs to figure out what you should do next.
What are Common Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance?
When your hormones are no longer at the levels they should be, your body is going to start talking to you. One of the most common symptoms is fatigue. It won’t matter that you are going to bed early. You could even take naps when you get home at the end of the day. You’re never going to feel like you can catch up on sleep if your hormones are imbalanced. A lack of energy is another common problem associated with a hormonal imbalance. Your stamina may decrease. You could feel weak. It can hard to carry out your usual workout routine. Your weight could go up, even though you continue to exercise and eat foods that can benefit your health. You might find yourself taking more breaks. Extreme changes in moods are also common. A loss of libido is another symptom of a change in hormonal levels.
Why Is This Happening to You?
Hormonal changes happen to everyone as they get older. You hear about it the most when it refers to women, but men experience these symptoms as well. Your reproductive system is going to naturally slow down as you age. Eventually, it will shut down. If your hormone shift is gradual, you could get through this phase of life like it is smooth sailing. If your change is dramatic, you’re going to know the difference.
What Can You Do About a Hormonal Imbalance?
The first step to treating a hormonal imbalance is to make sure that is the problem. You need to make an appointment to see us. Be upfront about what is going on with your body. We will evaluate you and ask for a blood test to check out your hormone levels in your blood. If it is proven that you do have an imbalance, you can begin hormone replacement therapy. We will prescribe the dosage and monitor you regularly to make sure hormone replacement therapy is working for you.