Many people simply write off feelings of tiredness and fatigue. You may chalk it up to stress, poor sleep habits, working extra hours, or simply getting older, yet fatigue and constantly feeling tired and unfocused can often be an indication of a hormonal imbalance. Here are three hormone conditions that could be causing your fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue is a condition that usually follows long periods, such as several years, of constant stress. The adrenal glands deal with the mental, emotional, and physical stress that you encounter by producing hormones such as cortisol. Adrenal fatigue occurs when stress is so long term or constant that the adrenal glands cannot keep up, causing the body to be fatigued. Adrenal fatigue can be treated in a number of ways using natural herbal remedies or specific compounds.
Every woman will face menopause at some point in their lives. Some women enter menopause early due to certain health factors, but most women do not go through the change until they are in their 50s. Menopause causes a severe decrease in several different hormones, which can cause tiredness as well as a host of other symptoms. Men, too, experience something similar as testosterone decreases, and this is often referred to as male menopause. This condition also causes fatigue.
The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating several bodily processes, including metabolism and energy levels. This is why many people who have a thyroid disorder are unable to lose or maintain their weight. The thyroid can be easily treated with natural supplements that will boost your thyroid hormone and remedy feelings of tiredness.
If you have found yourself feeling more and more tired over the last few months, don’t assume that there is nothing wrong. Contact us today to learn more about how hormones affect your health or to schedule an appointment for screening.