Hormones in balance give us energy and the healthy glow of youth; out of balance, or depleted in middle age, and we feel old and tired. Yet this isn’t a foregone conclusion — we have hormone-supporting solutions at all ages.
Your periods may be changing, yet you can still get pregnant. I often encounter women in their forties with grown children wanting one more baby. That desire comes from hormones sending a message, a last push, to procreate. For most women this decade should be seen as a unique opportunity to prepare for the next phase of life. Your body still makes estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid and adrenal hormones, which define how you feel and look; but they need a little help now.
We all lose our hormones, and the rest of our lives will follow that loss. This is the decade when you must take control, stop ignoring the facts that you reproductive hormones are dropping and do everything in your power — including sleep, diet, exercise and stress management— to keep your hormones balanced. You must protect yourself from the next stage when you no longer make hormones.
For premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or extended periods, progesterone prescribed by your doctor will help. Take iron, potassium, vitamin B complex and iodine supplements. They are crucial to healthy hormone production, as well as brain and neurological function...
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