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Angela French Naturopath Paddington Naturopathic

How Female Hormones Can Affect Relationships

There’s no denying that having a loving relationship is something to be cherished. But when an individual is struggling with a hormonal imbalance, it’s often accompanied with feeling more negative emotions which can put relationships in decline.

Many women fear that because of their up- and down hormones, their relationship, particularly with their sexual partner, will stagnate and wither. This is because their hormones are in turmoil and they suffer with mood swings, low libido, depression, irritability, fatigue and weight gain.

Passion Evaporates as Irritation Takes Over

A change in hormone levels can have a troubling effect on emotions, leaving women feeling moody, depressed and highly irritated.

The monthly cycle can turn a relatively docile woman into a raging witch. Then, after childbirth, changes in hormones can result in post-partum depression or what is known as the ‘baby blues’. As we move towards menopause, depression and even a bit of craziness can set in, and even people who we’ve been close too, start looking at us with disdain.

Sometimes Life can become Intolerable

The truth is, all relationships change, just as individuals do, and all couples disappoint each other at times. Most people can forgive a hormonal woman once or twice, but if her moods, depression, anger and irritations persist relentlessly, resentment may start to accumulate.

Female hormones have a powerful effect on relationships and how you feel about your partner. Oestrogen, testosterone and oxytocin are all hormones which affect mood and your sex life. Because of high oestrogen and testosterone levels during the week of your cycle, you may well feel surges of passion that you don’t feel during the rest of the month.

You Just don’t Feel Sensual

Lower oestrogen levels can reduce sex drive, cause vaginal dryness, make sex painful and simply prevent a woman from feeling sensual. Not only that, low oestrogen means you won’t feel vibrant and energetic, while an excess of the hormone can also lead to headaches, fatigue, water retention, bloating and weight gain….leading to a disinterest in sex altogether.

An oestrogen deficiency is thought to be brought about by oral contraceptives, by menopause, thyroid problems, eating disorders, stress and toxicity.

Testosterone levels can also be deficient. It isn’t the male-only hormone most people think it to be. Women have testosterone too, and when testosterone levels are healthy, a woman will be interested in sex, whereas low levels can cause depression, fatigue and weight gain, and these symptoms alone ensure a woman sees sex as an activity which is totally out of the question with her.

Even your Platonic Friendships are at Risk

When your hormones aren’t balanced, a woman may experience difficulties with maintaining her platonic friendships and family. She may be regarded as excessively touchy or over-sensitive and many people may lose patience, get bored with her and simply move on.

While no-one is expected to have the same mood every day of the year, a regular and excessive bout of emotional outbursts and moods will often affect your work performance, work relationships and ultimately your chance at success.

Hormonal symptoms can impact every aspect of our life – our emotional- and physical health, our work life and our relationships with the different people we engage with.

Natural Treatments Tailored to YOU!

Angela has a special interest in the treatment of female hormone conditions. She will work with you and guide you on the best possible method to use in determining the underlying cause of your symptoms. Screening tools such as blood, urine or saliva tests are often recommended and can reveal a great deal about your hormones rather than with just physical examination alone. These tests use an individualised approach to assess each patient and treatments are tailored specifically to your hormonal problems.

There is Something Missing with Conventional Medicine

Conventional medicine has become so specialised and today it treats just the symptoms will scant attention to the emotional and psychological wellbeing of the patient. Naturopathy, on the other hand, aims to treat the cause of an illness. Treatment options can vary but they can include –

  • Herbal medicine
  • Detoxification
  • Therapy such as counselling, psychology, meditation, coaching and lifestyle management,
  • Diet and nutrition as well as sound nutritional advice to rule out food allergies
  • Referral to other modalities such as acupuncture – excellent for regulating hormones, balancing stress hormones and even restoring fertility, yoga and exercise therapy.

The cure of the part should never be attempted without treatment of the whole. Naturopathic medicine sees the symptom of an illness as a sign of an imbalance between the physical, mental and emotional level, and it concentrates on restoring health rather than curing illness.

Healing Powers with Natural Treatments

Hand in hand with nature, women don’t have to suffer through debilitating and distressing hormonal symptoms. Call Angela French for an appointment today!

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