It is probably safe to say that no one person completely avoids stress, worry or anxiety. This can be inherent to our modern-day life and lifestyle. What can contribute, in addition to life itself, is hormonal imbalance in both men and women.
Andropause (low T) in men and menopause in women can often be reasons for worsening worry or anxiety. The loss of hormones and/or hormonal imbalance can be a causative factor. Almost all our hormones exert effects in the brain…binding to receptors located in the brain and thus can impact our mood, focus or cognitive function.
As you may have guessed, one way to manage stress and anxiety lies in managing aging hormones. As messengers in the body, they help organ systems communicate with each other and help regulate metabolism, immune function, growth, and repair … virtually all bodily functions. Our life depends on hormones. As we age and hormones decline, so does our overall health and stress resilience. This is not a coincidence.
Hormonal imbalance can heighten these feelings of worry and anxiety during menopause. Almost all our hormones exert effects in the bra binding receptors located in the brain affecting mood, focus and cognitive function. Optimizing hormone health with bioidentical hormones can help improve sleep, mood, memory, brain focus and overall function of the body.
Advanced nutritional supplementation, including antioxidants and adaptogenic herbs, is also important in combatting stress and anxiety. As well as getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and following a healthy diet.
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By Dr. Joseph Upton, MD, Board Certified Age Management Physician at PRO Medical.
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