When you’re stressed, you may not even notice it. It’s often treated as “normal” to be stressed or overworked, but your body and health can suffer if you don’t act to minimize your daily stress. While the body can handle short periods of stress without issue, when the stress becomes chronic is when your health suffers. In particular, too much stress can result in low hormone levels, leading to mood swings, low libido, infertility, and more. If you believe you may be suffering from stress-induced low hormone levels, read on to learn how stress affects your body and how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at LifeXMD may be able to help.
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How Does Stress Affect Hormones?
When you are stressed, the body releases the “stress hormone” cortisol. Cortisol increases your heart rate, increases your focus, and diverts energy from other parts of the body to prepare you for “fight or flight.” This is only supposed to last for a brief time. If your stress is chronic, your body continually releases cortisol, resulting in dysfunction across your adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland.
If stress is affecting your hormones, you will notice the following symptoms:
- Loss of libido or fertility
- Mood disorders, anxiety, and depression
- Memory problems and “brain fog”
- Digestive issues
- High blood pressure
How to Prevent Low Hormone Levels
How can you keep stress from affecting your hormones? The first step is becoming aware of when and why you feel stressed. Some general tips for decreasing or managing stress include:
- Improving the quality of your sleep
- Exercising regularly
- Adjusting your work-life balance
- Eating a healthy diet
- Reducing your consumption of alcohol and caffeine
- Taking time for your favorite hobbies
While these actions can help you manage your stress in the future, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you return your hormone levels to normal.
How BHRT Helps You
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) exists to help correct hormone imbalances. BHRT offers a natural and safe way to treat low hormone levels. When you work with LifeXMD experts, we use your blood and hormone panel to determine what is needed to restore a healthy balance. When you use BHRT to restore your hormone levels, symptoms like weight gain, brain fog, low energy, low libido, and more can often be quickly alleviated.
It isn’t too late to return to normal health if stress has gotten the best of your hormones. Contact LifeXMD to learn how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and the guidance of a health expert can help you bounce back.
For All of Your Health and Wellness Needs, Contact LifeXMD Today
LifeXMD is a bioidentical hormone therapy provider that you can trust with all of your hormone, weight loss, supplemental, and aging needs! When you join our trusted family, you gain a support system that you can count on daily. We provide customers with vital medical advice, comprehensive treatment programs, and personalized and attentive customer service in our offices within the states of Florida, Michigan, and Arizona. We do, however, provide Telemed services nationwide which allow us to treat you from the comfort of your home and mail therapies directly to your door. No more embarrassing doctors appointments and pharmacy pickups. We’re significantly less expensive/costly than the brand name medicine due to our compounded medication availability through our FDA licensed pharmacies inside the USA.