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Over 40 and Beyond? Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone With Hormone Imbalance – Here’s What You Can Do

December 1, 2022

Hi, I’m Angela
I'm a functional medicine practitioner & hormone expert working primarily with women in their 40's and 50's to create lasting health.
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If you’re over 40 and feeling like you’re experiencing more hormonal symptoms than ever before, don’t worry; you’re not alone. In fact, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, hormone imbalance is one of the most common health concerns for women in their 40s. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer in silence. Here are some tips on how to manage hormone imbalance and feel your best again. Thanks for reading!

My Passion is for Women 

I love helping women learn how to rebalance their hormones naturally. I’ve been working in the field of women’s health for over 20 years. If you’re a woman over the age of 35, you may start to notice some imbalanced hormone symptoms such as: 

  •  imbalanced moods from one extreme to another  
  • dragging yourself through work every day
  • have low energy
  • brain fog
  • have a lower libido
  • inability to orgasm
  • and many more 

A lot of things can change for females as the hormones shift and you get closer to and transition into menopause. 

Let’s face it. There are some things we need to do if we want to feel our best. We can’t just “ride the wave and hope that things get better,” because often they won’t, and they’ll get worse.

I know from personal experience and from what others have told me that it’s important to take care of myself physically and emotionally during times of change. 

I know that if I don’t take care of myself and my body, I won’t feel my best. This is especially true during this time in my life when so many things are changing. You probably have obligations at work and with your family. We have a lot of responsibilities every day. So if we’re feeling like we can’t cope with all the changes and our hormones are out of control, we need a solution.

No Quick Fix, but a lasting one 

There is no quick fix for restoring your body’s balance.

You may have been able to get away with not following some health principles when you were younger. But now you are in your forties, it is catching up to you. This is because of the changing hormone levels and also because of the basic lifestyle principles that you may not have been following through with as well as you should have been.

It can feel quite overwhelming. It can feel like we just don’t know how to find a solution for ourselves. We can Google it, or we can try and ask different practitioners. 

Many of the women I work with have bounced around from practitioner to practitioner, trying to find solutions to their problems on their own. But they never quite get there because it seems too difficult.

I want you to know that it can be simple. It’s not that hard. 

You need some support to stay on track with your goals. You can find accountability by talking to more than one person who is going through the same things as you. This will help you feel more energetic, motivated, and focused.

Intimacy Matters 

Aim to achieve your best self so you’re able to connect more, especially with your close loved ones. You want to be able to connect intimately with your partner, if you have one or are looking for one. You don’t want to feel like you’re so out of balance that you don’t even desire this. 

I know many women who say, “I don’t even feel like having that sort of feeling toward someone, even with my husband. I’m just not feeling good in my own self.” 

It is important for us to have close relationships with others. The idea is not just to force it, but to figure out how you can get your body back in balance so you feel desirable again. We should be able to connect intimately and closely. It’s really good for our hormone balance. There are lots of positive chemicals released in our bodies when we are intimately connected with someone.

Therefore, we need to understand that this is a health issue. 

You can overcome all these 

Work with someone who has seen it 

It is important that you work with someone who knows what they are doing. I am a professional, but I also understand what you are going through because I have experienced it myself. 

The key is that most women need to first understand their bodies. Many women do not know what is happening inside of them when they feel bad. When you know what is going on, it is easier to take action and do something about it. This is the first step.

You need some support.

The next step is to know that it’s hard to do it alone; you need support. Also, be mindful that you need to take charge of your life. If you’re not feeling like your best self, it’s hard to take charge of your life. 

When you are not feeling well, it can be hard to take care of yourself. This is especially true if you are feeling worse instead of better. It is important to take action now. If you continue to feel this way and have these symptoms, it might mean you are at risk for developing more serious problems. Serious problems like chronic conditions and diseases. Those risks go up as women get older. 

Now is the time to take action, not later.

Proper Lab Testing and Customized Plan

Once we do the proper lab tests and figure out the root cause of your symptoms, it becomes much easier to put a plan into action. You will feel better because you will know where to start.

You need an individualized plan.

You can’t just focus on diet and exercise. You need to do things that are good for your whole body. This includes taking care of your health with the right kind of lab tests. 

Later means Never 

“I need this.”

“I knew I really do need to take action on my health.”

“I’m scared.”

“I don’t know if this is the right move for me or not.”

You may think any or all of these and It’s fair. I know it is hard to move into a space where we’re deciding to take care of ourselves more sometimes. I find it’s harder for women than males. We take care of everyone else and often we’re last, right? But, there comes a time where you need to step into yourself and say, “I’m first now.”  

I talk to many women on individual calls and some of them say: 

“Yeah, in the new year, I’m going to be more ready”

“I’ve just got to get this thing out with my sales, and then I’m going to take charge.”

 “I’m doing a few vacations, I don’t see how I can do this right now.” 

What I’ve typically found is that I never hear from those people again. Later means never, right? There will always be an excuse, a reason why we should not take control of our health.

If you don’t deal with the symptoms of a problem, they will get worse, and you will be at a higher risk of getting a chronic condition. If you wait too long, your body will tell you that you have to deal with the problem now. This is why it is important to do something about the problem now instead of waiting until later.

It is important for you to prioritize yourself. It doesn’t matter if work and life and everything else are busy; it’s always going to be. I know that for myself.

Healthcare vs Health Optimization

There is a difference between healthcare and health optimization. 

Healthcare is something we need when we’re sick, whereas health optimization and wellness optimization are things we can do to avoid the need for healthcare in the future.

We’re all going to need some healthcare as we get older. But do we need it in our 40s or 50s? Or can we put it off until we get a little older? I think by now, you understand what the ideal is. 

If you’re over 40 and feeling like you can’t catch a break, know that you are not alone. You may be struggling with a hormone imbalance or other health concerns. But don’t worry, there is hope. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but by making small changes to your lifestyle and working closely with a healthcare professional who understands hormone balance, you can overcome these hurdles and feel better than ever before. Don’t wait until it’s too late—schedule a discovery call today to get started on the path to optimal health!

Reach out to me today. You’ll find the best way of getting in touch on my website where we can schedule a 30-45 minute discovery call, which gives us time together so I know what’s working for your current health and future goals! During this call, we can discuss your symptoms in more detail and come up with a plan tailored specifically for you.

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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional

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