While it may seem like outside factors are causing these unpleasant feelings, the culprit may be a hormone imbalance.
As you age, your hormone levels will fluctuate, and this may be exacerbated by injuries or health conditions like hypogonadism, where the ovaries or testes fail to produce sufficient levels of sex hormones. With men, this may affect their ability to achieve an erection. In women, hormone fluctuations are especially common during menopause. Because healthy estrogen levels are tied to sleep quality, this may lead to sleep deprivation or interrupted sleep.
Other symptoms may be somewhat vague, which may lead a person to automatically assume they are due to factors like lifestyle. For instance, weight gain is common if there is a hormone imbalance, as certain hormones play roles in metabolism, particularly thyroid produced hormones.
Also, hormones affect energy levels which means you experience tiredness if the levels are off. This may lead to feelings of helplessness, worry, and depression which, in turn, may lead to poor mental health.
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