Women already know how much energy it takes to simply keep life moving in the right direction. Sleepless nights, mounds of caffeine, and a constant struggle to stay awake become par for the course. At first, when life starts getting busy and you realize that your energy level is lower than ever, you think it’s temporary, and you suffer through. After a while, this lack of energy often becomes permanent, and it is so ingrained into our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore.

Unfortunately, this happens way more often than we like to admit. But, is it normal? Should we go through life exhausted? Or is there something more serious happening? Take a look at these most common reasons for energy loss, and when you should worry. Among the most common reasons include:

  • Kids – Need I say more? Kids and/or family are exhausting! They demand our energy every moment of every day, and it can cause a serious energy problem.

  • Work – A full time job can be exhausting. Stress, deadlines, meetings, and even overtime can put demands on your mind and body that  can leave you significantly drained.

  • Hormones – A lot of people are unaware of the effects of swinging hormones. One of the side effects of hormones that are completely out of whack is serious fatigue. Think about how tired we are during and right after pregnancy. Yes, the baby causes some of that fatigue, but the constant up and down of hormones also contributes greatly.

So, when is exhaustion normal and when is it something to worry about? It can be hard to tell. Kids and work and life can all be exhausting. If, however, you find that you are much more tired than normal, or you can’t hold your eyes open even after multiple cups of coffee, it might be time to take a look at your hormones. If you start to suspect a bigger problem, other common side effects of a hormonal imbalance include night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, hair loss, weight gain, and many other side effects.

If you suspect a hormonal imbalance, get help from a physician at HerKare. They may be able to test your hormones and get a treatment plan that can help get your hormones under control and your energy level back up. Get to HerKare, and get the help, and hopefully the energy that you really need.

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