Feeling tired after a full day of work or a tough session at the gym is normal. Waking up with daily exhaustion you just can’t shake and feeling groggy or run down despite a jolt of caffeine in the afternoon, is not. Most men believe that, along with their expanding “spare tire,” it’s just a part of aging and nothing can be done about it.
While the human body has a built-in restoration mechanism in the form of hormones that replenish energy, repair tissue and regulate organ function while you sleep, that fine-tuned machine breaks down with hormone depletion or imbalance. When symptoms of lethargy, sleeplessness, and lack of motivation surface in the absence of an underlying medical condition, it’s an indicator of hormonal imbalance, particularly for men over the age of 40.
Your hormones act as chemical messengers throughout your body, constantly dispatching information and instruction to your organs on how to function properly which affects nearly every part of your health and well-being.
After age 30, you produce less and less testosterone – the critical hormone that drives sexual function, muscle mass and strength, bone density and appetite. A decrease or increase of testosterone and other hormones create imbalances that can trigger fatigue, and a host of additional symptoms can surface, too. Declining muscle mass and strength, low libido, erectile dysfunction, night-time urination, weight gain, and difficulty with focus, concentration and memory are all common; even depression and diabetes are possible.
When life becomes less enjoyable and more stressful, your body responds by increasing its level of cortisol hormone production, the chemical that alerts you to pay attention in the face of perceived danger. Elevated cortisol levels and chronic fatigue become adrenal fatigue syndrome, a miscommunication between the adrenal glands and the body.
Adrenal fatigue often results in lethargy waking up in the morning that continues throughout the day, followed by a “second wind” in the evening which triggers insomnia and difficulty staying asleep. Dizziness, headaches, salt and sugar cravings, weight gain, mood swings, chronic inflammation and decreased sex drive are also associated with adrenal fatigue. The fallout from these issues not only compounds fatigue but often leads to more health concerns.
However, fatigue symptoms related to hormone imbalance can be diminished with effective natural hormone replacement therapy treatment.
At LIFE, our certified professionals help determine your optimum hormone levels following an in-depth personal assessment of your body composition, nutritional and physical fitness and genetic predisposition to illness.
We’ll provide customized hormonal therapy, natural supplements and offer lifestyle solutions to help you achieve more energy and vitality for a healthy, balanced life.