Now, looking back, I clearly see the downward spiral. I can feel the unshakable lethargy that left me wasted at the end of a short day. The desire to sleep, almost endlessly, and the lack of focus that interrupted my daily activities. This all came on very slowly, insidiously. Months and years of slow but steady decline. At the time, I felt all alone in this battle. After all, I was a surgeon. I was groomed for long shifts and little sleep. I was a father of 4 with lots of responsibilities. I could endure the distance.
NOW, I KNOW THAT I WAS ANYTHING BUT ALONE IN A DAILY FIGHT FOR ENERGY AND HEALTH.
Surveys predicting “middle age” have been moving downward for decades. In 2010 UKs The Telegraph suggested middle age was between 35 and 48 (16 Mar., 2010). The same publication now claims that 96 percent of 40-year-old women do not feel that they are middle aged (2 July, 2017).
The truth is, starting in our 30s our bodies begin to change. Over the months and years, the almost unnoticeable decline in energy and ability sneaks in. The changes are physiologic in nature. And to our parents and older friends, the outcome is unmistakable, almost taken for granted. “It’s all downhill past 35” they say. But, is it really over after 35?
That depends on how you handle the situation. If you choose to deny your body of the support it needs as it gets older and begins this transition, then you will no doubt feel that life can be drastically different after the age of 35 or so. On the other hand, if you are proactive and learn the steps that can be taken to support your body during this transition, you can actually embrace getting older and not be affected by the changes of your body’s physiology.
By the way, this change starts at different times for each one of us. The question you are asking now is why does this change happen?
There are many reasons to explain why our bodies begin to change at this time. Some call this a natural change in our function to signify us getting older and not being able to reproduce. If we don’t need to reproduce then we don’t need hormones. When you have fewer hormones, you experience, well, the symptoms of fewer hormones. For most of us that includes brain fog, weight gain, lethargy and a lower libido (sex drive).
While the previous explanation elucidates why some of these changes occur in our bodies, it does not necessarily explain all of the changes. There seems to be an additional, cumulative hindrance to the system. Meaning that we have the accumulation of stress both from inside our body and outside our body (i.e. diet, lack of sleep, physical stress, emotional stress, other health issues). This build up of stress stops our body from functioning optimally. Without going into boring details, the result is that hormone levels become imbalanced and again you experience all of the same symptoms that we have talked about above.
So here’s the bottom line, as we get older hormone levels naturally decline. This decline is further complicated and made worse by the accumulation of stress on your body. Without adequate levels of hormone therapy and middle age our body’s function begins to suffer and decline. The end result is that we feel tired, we gain weight, we lose our desire to be intimate with our partners and we feel that life is on the decline.
I am here to tell you, life is not over AFTER 35!
I can also tell you that there is a safe solution to beating this problem. We have to approach the changes differently. Through structured hormone supplementation, which is very safe and effective, our lives can continue to be enjoyable and full of activity.
Both women and men will benefit from bioidentical hormone supplementation.
– Better mental clarity/focus
– Increased libido
– Helps maintain bone and muscle mass
Typically, your physician will first diagnose your hormone imbalances by ordering some lab work. Together we can decide on proper hormone supplementation for your situation. It is important to find a doctor who will work with you to reduce and eliminate the outside “stress” that your body is also dealing with. To reach your maximum potential, hormone therapy and middle age additional supplements and treatments may be needed outside of just replacing hormones. Everyone’s situation is slightly different and to some degree hormone care is very customized.
Don’t believe you are the only one feeling this way, don’t believe you are alone.
You can feel better now. I know from first-hand experience.
At Compass Cellular Healing we can tell you not only what hormone therapy and middle age supplementation you should be on but we can help you begin to reduce and eliminate the outside “stress” that your body is dealing with. Together we can help you lead a productive and active life well past 35! I know from first-hand experience. You can Feel. Better. Now!