Pain is the real game changer. It’s sets everyone back. It also ages us! Pain can result in depression and it definitely inhibits are thinking, ability to focus and our enjoyment of life in general.
There are many different kinds of pain, and causes of pain. And there have been many research studies done showing how pain is directly related to our hormonal changes and fluctuations.
Did you know that women who are entering Peri-menopause and menopause are significantly more prone to scarring and stiffening of tissues that surround our joints causing them to become stiff, tight and painful?
Arthritis, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder are some of the conditions for more common to midlife women due to this Hormone Mystery.
Pain appears to be most present during fluctuations of hormone levels during our midlife years and least present when we are pregnant with high levels of Estriol (E3) and progesterone.
Unless you are like me! And use as Estriol (E3) in your Hormone Rreplacement! Hormone Heaven has 80% Estriol (E3) and Hormone Support is 100% Estriol (E3) (along with their partner progesterone!)Women who replaced or declining hormones with Bioidentical Hormones, commonly experienced a significant reduction in joint pain.
Progesterone, is also a pain reliever, by decreasing the perception and sensation of pain. It behaves like GABA (gamma-amino-butyric-acid) which is our calming and relaxing neurotransmitter produced in the brain.
Testosterone ask as a pain reliever to! Men have significantly higher levels of testosterone then women, and generally perceive less pain than women perceive.
Interestingly, male-to-female transgendered individuals tend to experience more pain as they transition with use of the female hormone estrogen. And female-to-male transgender individuals tend to experience less pain as they transition with the male hormone testosterone. (So fascinating!)
This really does show just how much we are controlled by our hormones!
Balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, as well as caring for the adrenal glands, and balancing the thyroid properly are the keys to reducing pain syndromes.
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