All burnt out? Check your hormone levels5 years ago | Hormones
By pH health care professionals
There can be a multitude of reasons why your energy has gone from zip-zip to zero. You might be juggling a few more things than you want to. Your job or personal life may be sucking up all your energy. Or perhaps you’re lacking in the sleep department, or making food choices that are making you more sluggish. In some cases, you may have an undetected disease that’s draining you.
As you can see, the scenarios that may drain your energy are rather vague. So what you need to do is actually measure what is going on inside your body. Testing will give you and your doctor a better idea of what is causing your energy loss and how to treat your body. When you get your car tuned up, the mechanic first needs to figure out what’s wrong before working on the car. The same goes for when your body needs a tune-up. Let’s s figure out what’s going on in your body through testing, and you may be able to course-correct even before you get sick. Consider testing the following:
Your adrenal glands
These little organs weigh just 7-10 grams and are situated above the kidneys. Adrenal glands are essential for hormone production, adjusting to stress and physical exertion, balancing electrolytes, and raising your alertness level (“fight or flight” responses). They are also important building blocks for many other hormones.
Certain people actually have various thyroid diseases, while most have symptoms associated with an underactive thyroid. You’ll see issues such as lack of energy, weight gain, sensation of feeling cold, increased cholesterol, decreased mental function and more.
Your sex hormones
Whether you are female or male, your sex hormones affect you in many ways. They affect your mood, body shape, strength and endurance, quality of sleep, even brain issues like decisiveness or memory.
So what’s the takeaway?
- Pay attention to your energy levels. If they remain low for longer than one month, you may have some unresolved issues.
- Test, don’t guess. You can get the answers you are searching for.
- Discuss findings with your doctor and get the appropriate lab panels.
- Also check for nutritional deficiencies or even toxic exposures. Have the doctor review your individual history and symptoms.
Enjoy Your Healthy Life!
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