When you reach your 40s, things suddenly seem very different. It’s as if a switch has been turned on and you can no longer get away with things that you used to be able to. Perimenopause hormones are starting to show themselves.
How you used to eat and drink in your twenties is no longer working for you.
You don’t feel quite right.
You start to feel that you are trapped in someone else’s body.
And as time passes a list of confusing symptoms starts to emerge. Amongst other things, you may be experiencing weight gain, mood issues, extreme fatigue, low libido and brain fog.
How would you like to get rid of unwanted menopausal symptoms?
If this describes you, you are probably feeling frustrated by what you have become and don’t know where to turn for support.
But, these perimenopausal symptoms which you are experiencing are linked to a fluctuation and decline in your hormones.
And your hormones are pretty much in control of your body and all its functions. They send signals to your tissues and organs to tell them what to do. But when too many or too few perimenopause hormones are produced, they start a chain reaction in your body. This results in a wide variety of symptoms. And this is what happens in your peri and menopause years.
When your hormones are not functioning as they should, they can’t communicate with the organs in your body in the way that they should.
This has a knock on effect on your overall health. And this is why you really do feel a bit rubbish.
But there’s more: There is another blocker to good health. And this blocker is lifestyle. Life is very different to how it was a few decades ago. These days you are exposed to so many more toxins and stressors in your life. And all of this puts added pressure on your body and in particular your hormones.
Of course, hormone decline, as part of the ageing process, is a totally natural process. But these days your hormone decline is compounded by modern day stressors. And these are linked to your diet and lifestyle as well as exposure to environmental toxins.
And this, in essence, is the problem which needs to be addressed and resolved for you.
Your body is talking to you and you need to listen – rather than just ignoring it.
Do you want to get back control of your pesky perimenopause hormones?
Everyone’s journey through life is unique. And this is super critical for your hormonal health. Understanding how you got to where you are today is a fundamental step in building your own unique profile, understanding where your imbalances are and being able to do something about it.
It is perhaps the most important part in creating a personalised plan to deal with your own menopause. It enables the reasons why your symptoms are as they are to be uncovered. It’s just so important to understand, establish and uncover what your unique blockers to good health actually are.
And the key word here is “unique”. We know that there are so many different experiences of the menopause.
And current research now suggests that your health history and lifestyle plays a big role in how well or not you actually go through the menopause
For this reason, it’s important to build up and not ignore your own personal history with a focus on your diet and lifestyle, both past and present. This is not a quick 10 min chat with your GP, but the time to understand what has been going on in your life.
One of the biggest problems to tackle is this: Most of us have not been able to live an “uncontaminated” and stress free life.
Most of us have not been able to avoid endocrine disruptors, medications, junk food and stress throughout our lives. And all of these things impact our health.
But how much of each one we have been exposed to varies from individual to individual. And of course not everyone will be impacted in the same way. Some lucky people sail through regardless. Others experience more of a bumpy ride.
So it would be wrong to make any assumptions on the best way forward without taking a full medical history and digging deep into your personal circumstances.
This is not a one size fits all approach
For anyone that’s serious about getting to the root cause of their symptoms, diagnostic functional testing is an invaluable investment into your health. It allows for informed choices to be made regarding the best protocol for you. And this is the one that will give you the quickest and best results.
With testing, there is no guesswork. Instead you will get a personalised plan to address the imbalances in your body.
And by investing in your health in this way, your journey to a symptom free life can begin.
But focusing on the right sort of testing is important. Tests that you may have been offered by your GP will only give you a picture of your health at any given point in time.
The tests that you need are ones that show your hormone metabolites and how they are functioning, not just how much of each particular one you have. And this is important as many of your symptoms result from how your hormones are actually behaving in your body. Remember hormone balance is not just about how much of a hormone you have, but how well or not it is doing its job in your body.
By getting your perimenopause hormones tested, you are on your way to getting your health back on track
And there are even more benefits to testing. For many women, it is that light bulb moment when they see the root cause of all their issues written down. And this can be incredibly powerful. It’s almost as if their frustrations are lifted there and then as they can start to see a way out back to a happier symptom free life.
And of course it’s amazing how seeing your results written down can help with your own compliance and commitment to getting your problems resolved for once and all.
The bottom line is this:
In your perimenopause years, your hormones start to fluctuate and decline. When this happens, you may experience symptoms. This is a way of your body talking to you. And it’s something that you shouldn’t ignore or just put a sticky plaster on. A better way is to get tested and in turn supported with a personalised plan. You can then move on and start to restore harmony in your body.
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