How the Holidays May Impact Your Hormones

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Right?  Does all the hustle and bustle of the season leave you feeling worn out, depressed, and stressed?  If you find yourself battling those holiday blues, the answer may be as simply as balancing your hormones.

During the holidays, we tend to consume more sugar and alcohol than usual, which can quickly disrupt our hormonal balance.  Many women experience an increase in mood swings, hot flashes, depression, and insomnia.

To help your hormones stay balanced this time of year, try to go light on caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, and minimize sugary treats.  Caffeine and alcohol raise cortisol levels, which makes it hard for your body to deal with stress and can cause low progesterone.  All of the added sugar in your cookies affects your insulin hormones, which impacts estrogen and can lead to irritability.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps replace lost hormones and provide some balance.  It’s a safe and effective way to combat your holiday stress and have make sure this really is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Give us a call at 201-225-2525 to schedule your consultation.  Don’t let the holidays wear you down.  Let us help give you back all of your holiday spirit.