Tired All The Time? It Could Be A Hormone Deficiency
Declining hormones can produce symptoms of fatigue beginning around age 40, with up to 75% of women experiencing fatigue and sleep deprivation by the time they reach menopause. Common complaints of hormone deficiency include “lack of energy, dragging by 3 in the afternoon, and poor sleep.” Persistent fatigue is often associated with weight gain, anxiety, memory lapses, poor concentration, low motivation, and productivity, and social withdrawal.
Deterioration in the production of reproductive hormones is the primary physiological cause of menopausal fatigue, however, it is rarely considered by many practitioners prior to prescribing medications. Patients are often prescribed antidepressants, stimulants, sleeping pills, with multiple side effects. Many report they do not have a psychiatric disorder but know something is not right.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be used as a natural solution to alleviate age-related fatigue caused by hormonal deficiencies. BHRT, which can be customized according to your own biochemical needs, is safe and effective, with treatment based on your blood levels. Within 3 to 6 weeks of starting BHRT, most patients will begin to notice an increase in energy, improvement in mood and focus, and more restful sleep.