OK now that I have your attention…..yes sex sells, but really don’t we as women want to be sexy and have sex in ours lives?
If you don’t that’s OK, but if you do and you are not, have you thought that your hormones could be sabotaging you in this area? Stress can cause hormonal imbalances, did you know that? What do you do when your life goes to heck and you give in to stress? Do you drink wine? overexercise? become a couch potato? go on auto-pilot?
Did you know that this can go both ways? Stress can cause hormone problems and hormone imbalances can cause stress……..
So the point of today’s blog is if you are a woman over 40 having health problems you need to get your hormones checked!
Yes REALLY! I talk to many of my women patients who are having health problems, like night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia and sleep problems, weight gain, depression, not feeling good about themselves, low sex drive, and aging stuff, like I’m getting old and I don’t feel sexy anymore and I want to!
So, the first step if you are over 40 is to get your hormones tested. Can your MD do this? yes of course, but many women I have seen have said that (yes even if they have insurance) their Dr. will not test them??????? Sorry, yes I have a problem with this…. but I digress…..Many natural healthcare practitioners can help you with this as well, such as Chiropractors (DC), Naturopathic doctors (ND) or holistic Medical doctor (MD) and Osteopaths (DO).
So I want to give you some tips on how to get your sexy back:
- See a professional and get evaluated, with history, examination and testing
- Get your hormones tested with blood tests and/or saliva tests
- Do your own research
- Know that you are not alone and that you can find help!
- In working with women in my practice I will use either blood testing, saliva testing or both
- The most common hormones I test for are estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and thyroid, of course depending on the woman’s history and individual needs.
- If you are chronically tired and fatigued it is helpful to test your adrenal hormones with the saliva test
Please know that there are solutions to hormone problems and you can get your vibrant, sexy self back!
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