Has the 4pm slump turned into the all-day-long drag? If you’re premenopausal (“going through the menopause”), it’s no wonder. Perimenopause fatigue, or a consistent lack of energy, is a common symptom and can be one of the most difficult to manage. In this post, we’ll look at what causes this slump, and what to do about it.
Whether you feel a little tired or lack motivation here and there, or if you’re literally finding it challenging to get out of bed in the morning, fatigue can take its toll. It doesn’t just make you feel tired. It can contribute to difficulty thinking, concentrating, communicating, and psychological issues.
In fact, a cross-sectional study of 300 women found that fatigue was increasingly common in the later phases of menopause. Fatigue was common in
- 7% of women who are not yet in perimenopause
- 5% of women in perimenopause
- 3% of women in post menopause
What Causes Perimenopause Fatigue?
Midlife is rife with activity and changes. Midlife women can often have to juggle so many things like
- young children
- empty nesting
- adult children
- aging parents
- career transitions
- mortgages and bills
- the effects of aging
…just to name a few.
All of these factors can add up to fatigue caused by
- sleep apnea
- sleep disorders
- stress or anxiety
- certain medications
So don’t discount those societal pressures at mid-life. Caring for children, aging parents, continuing to work, and going through significant life changes can take even the most confident and energetic woman down!
How to cope?
You could work with a counselor or coach to learn new ways to deal with perimenopause fatigue caused by stress and emotional issues. This would be caring for your mental health, which can reduce many of these causes and allow you more room to breathe.
You could also benefit from consulting with a practitioner about changes to your diet, activity level, and medications. Your practitioner also has the ability to get to the root cause of your fatigue and create a treatment plan to support you in getting your energy back. No one has to endure perimenopause fatigue on their own these days.
Hormones and Fatigue
It’s worth remembering, however, that fatigue is one of the most common hormone imbalance symptoms in females. It occurs more in peri- and postmenopausal women because the underlying cause of this transition is a hormone change.
This means that if you’re going through menopause, it makes sense to look at the possibility of hormone therapy.
It makes sense because as you move toward menopause day itself, your ovaries gradually stop producing as much estrogen and progesterone. This reduction affects other hormones, such as adrenal and thyroid hormones. If your adrenaline hormone spikes (particularly at night), you’re going to end up with crashing fatigue symptoms the next day.
Low levels of progesterone can make you short-tempered and less able to relax. This can make you feel constantly on edge both day and night.
Low-quality sleep can also cause perimenopause fatigue. That’s because sex hormone imbalance often causes hot flashes and night sweats. These two symptoms can wake you up multiple times a night, which will keep you from getting enough sleep.
Insomnia itself is a menopause symptom that can lead to tiredness in the daytime. Whether it’s trouble falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep, most women experience some form of insomnia during their transition.
BHRT: the Solution For Hormones and Lack of Drive in Perimenopause Fatigue
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses human identical hormones derived from natural, plant-based hormones. These hormones work more effectively and efficiently than synthetic hormones because they’re virtually identical to the hormones your body produces naturally.
That means your body knows what to do with natural hormones and welcomes them like long-lost friends. If you have low hormone levels, then BHRT can bring them back up to optimal levels. This will have a good effect on your perimenopause fatigue.
We recommend Evexipel BHRT pellet therapy – and we haven’t looked at the background to this for a long time. So let’s backtrack a moment!
Evexipel Pellet Therapy
If you’ve ever tried BHRT or HRT creams, pills, patches, or injections, then you know that they can be inconvenient and cause a roller coaster of symptoms. This is where pellet therapy comes in.
BHRT using pellets is simple. During an in-office procedure, the practitioner inserts tiny pellets full of hormones in the fatty tissue right beneath your skin. The body prompts the pellets to release hormones when it needs them, based on physical exertion or mental stress. It will keep releasing hormones over a period of several months. When it finally runs out of hormones, it will dissolve, and your body will absorb it.
The Evexipel Hormone Pellet Therapy method was developed by Evexias founder Dr. Terri DeNeui after more than a decade of treating patients with hormone imbalance. She also taught hundreds of medical practitioners the clinical processes to do with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy via pellet implants.
However, the crucial discovery she’d made was that hormone imbalance is but one factor that contributes to patients’ health struggles. Understanding that all of our body systems work together, she realized that addressing all systems as a whole produces the best outcomes.
What Does This Mean For Perimenopause Fatigue?
It means that when you use an Evexipel provider, they identify the root cause of your health concerns (including your fatigue). This might, for instance, include checking on your body’s toxic burden, because that too can cause fatigue.
They will then assign a team of practitioners, BHRT experts, nutritionists, and more to work together to ensure that you experience optimal results.
We put Dr. DeNeui’s method into practice at our Evexias Medical Centers, making us one of the largest pellet therapy providers in the country. Moreover, the Evexipel Pellet Formulation continues to yield excellent results compared to hormone pellets previously available in the marketplace.
Ready to Stop the Drag of Perimenopause Fatigue?
Are you suffering from unrelenting exhaustion that cannot be cured with rest alone? We’re here to help. At Evexias Medical Denver, we’re committed to helping you find balance. We won’t simply write prescriptions to address your fatigue and other symptoms; we’ll go the extra mile to find out exactly what’s causing those symptoms.
Once we know the root cause of your health issues, we can formulate the best recovery plan for your needs! Contact us for a consultation today!