How to manage your hormones over 35

by | May 26, 2023 | wellness | 0 comments

Hormones Raging?

You may have noticed that during a particular time of the month you may feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster…that’s because you are. Especially if you’re over 35…Sheesh! 

Right before and during ovulation (when the ovaries release an egg) you may feel some irritability, sadness, fatigue, or even increased libido or feeling horny. This is happening because of the hormonal changes that are happening in your body.

Although for the most part we can’t control our hormones, we can manage them. Here are a few tips to try:

  1. Track your period – know when to expect the emotions
  2. Rest – make sure you get adequate rest and naps if you can squeeze them in.
  3. Nutrition – make sure to eat plenty of “whole food” and less processed foods during this time. This will nourish the body and provide natural energy
  4. Drink water – hydration is the answer to everything. Water helps with dehydration, reducing irritability and fatigue.
  5. Meditation – this is helpful for scanning the body for tension and using your breath as release

BONUS: If it’s an option and you’re up to it… have SEX! Most have increased libido during this time so take advantage. This happens for a reason!

I remember one day asking my Dad the last time he saw his doctor and he casually said sometime last year, about a year or so… 🤔. Fast forward to me going with him to his next visit and his doctor walks in and says, “It’s been almost 3 years since I last saw you.” I looked at him like a mama who was on fire. I couldn’t believe it.

According to a recent study, about 28% of Americans DO NOT have a primary care provider. Let’s take that a little further, because just because you have one, doesn’t mean you’re seeing them as was the case with my Dad.

Primary Care is the main day to day healthcare that you can receive from your provider. It is suggested that you see your provider annually to maintain your health or manage your current condition.

Primary care focuses on:

  • Promoting health
  • Preventing disease
  • Maintaining/improving
  • Diagnosis and treatment of new and ongoing health conditions or diseases
  • Health counseling
  • Patient education

If you are currently trying to conceive or thinking about becoming pregnant one day, your first plan of action should be prioritizing your health. Partners this means you too.

Make sure to schedule your next appointment as soon as possible.

Hey Love, quick question…

…when is the last time you saw your doctor or a provider? Why or why not?

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