9 Signs Your Hormones Are out of Balance
Something’s not right. You’re constantly tired, irritable … and your sex drive has ridden off into the sunset. You just don’t feel at home in your body the way you used to.
Don’t worry, you’re not imagining things. Chances are, it’s your hormones getting a little out of whack.
As we get older, our bodies start to produce less of certain hormones, particularly estrogen in women and testosterone in men. The result? Some pretty uncomfortable and annoying symptoms. How many of these 9 signs can you check off …?
✔️ Sleep struggles
You have terrible trouble falling asleep at night (even though you’re dead tired), or you wake in the early hours and can’t doze off again.
There are lots of reasons why you may be having difficulty sleeping, but if it’s a persistent problem your hormones may well be behind it.
✔️ Bye-bye libido
As much as it upsets you, the sad truth is there’s almost nothing in the tank these days when it comes to desire for sex. When your partner whispers sweet nothings at bedtime, you can barely raise the enthusiasm to peel off your PJs.
✔️ Trouble in the bedroom
If by some miracle you and your partner do start to get it on, it’s just not as fun as it used to be—things don’t seem to work like they should any more, and it can all get pretty uncomfortable (and embarrassing).
And nothing makes you feel more ‘past it’ than being unable to perform in the bedroom.
✔️ Feeling feeble
What the heck happened to those beautiful lean biceps, those powerful quads? You just don’t have the strength you had 5 or 10 years ago.
✔️ Brain fog
You keep walking into a room to get something … and forgetting why you’re there. You’re not quite as quick with a joke or a witty response as you used to be—and you end up reading the same page in your book over and over, because you can’t focus long enough to take it in.
✔️ Sweats and flashes
What you wouldn’t give to sleep just one full night without waking in a hot mess of sweat and exhaustion!
And when your face spontaneously combusts in red blotches in a daytime hot flash, not only is it deeply embarrassing—it might just be sending you out of your mind.
✔️ Flatlining energy levels
You feel like you could nap standing up at a Nascar track.
Everyone feels tired sometimes. But you’re practically paralyzed with fatigue most of the time—even though you’re doing all the right things in terms of rest, hydration, healthy diet … it could be hormones.
✔️ Moody blues
Oh the mood swings! With no warning, you can suddenly plunge into feeling irritable, anxious and depressed. Your loved ones are constantly walking on eggshells around you … and you’re scared you’re aging into an unlovable old crab.
✔️ Weighty issues
It feels like you’ve lost the plot when it comes to your metabolism. That stubborn extra weight creeping on around your midsection just won’t go away, no matter how many spin classes you power through. You’re just not in control anymore!
So … did you find yourself nodding along?!
Yep, getting older can be a real ride! But remember, it’s not your fault—you’re not the problem. Your hormones are to blame for all these changes, and more.
The good news is that you don’t have to surrender to the mood swings, hot flashes, and exhaustion. You can take control of your hormones and bring them back to the levels they were when you were younger—when you felt most like yourself.
One way to do this is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). This uses hormones that are chemically identical to the molecules made naturally by your own body—so there are none of the dangerous side-effects of synthetic hormones. To find out more about how BHRT could reverse your hormone-imbalance symptoms and get you back to being YOU, contact us at Genesis today, and talk with one of our anti-aging experts.