If you’ve been feeling exhausted and it’s lasting for weeks or months, it could be a sign of a hormone imbalance. Hormonal changes can cause a variety of symptoms, including fatigue. Hormone imbalances can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from changes in lifestyle, nutrition, stress, aging, or health issues. 

When it comes to hormonal imbalances, there are many different hormones that can be impacted, causing a range of symptoms, including fatigue.

Your Sex Hormones and Fatigue

Sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone - should be examined. Estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle in women, and testosterone levels can decrease with age in both men and women. 

Women may experience fatigue during the premenstrual phase of their cycle due to a decrease in estrogen. Low levels of estrogen can lead to an imbalance of other hormones, which can lead to fatigue. 

Similarly, peri-menopause and menopause can cause a decrease in both estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to fatigue.

It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance and work with a naturopathic doctor if you are experiencing fatigue. We can order tests to determine if a hormone imbalance is the cause of your fatigue. Depending on the results of the tests, we can recommend lifestyle changes, medications, or other treatments to help you manage your fatigue.