Aging, Menopause, and Your Immune System

What is the Connection?

As a woman’s body hits middle age and goes through menopause, the immune system begins to weaken. It’s a natural process and there are several causes. T-cells, the cells that direct the immune system to kill cancer cells and fight infections, decrease in number. In menopausal women, levels of progesterone, estrogen and DHEA begin to drop. When these hormone levels decrease, so does the effectiveness of your immune system. There are many other side effects from menopause and lower hormone levels, all which lead to a compromised immune system.

  • Difficulty getting enough sleep which, in turn, leads to fatigue.
  • Insufficient exercise. This decreases immune function.
  • Bad eating habits. An unhealthy diet doesn’t give the body the power to fight illness.
  • Too much stress. This leads to less sleep and unhealthy eating habits. 

All of these things, combined with T-cell and hormone deficiencies, leave a woman immunocompromised, to a greater or lesser degree. And to add more to the list, with stress comes increased levels of cortisol – the stress hormone. The rise in cortisol is just another way to weaken your immune system, which increases your chances of become ill.

So, what can you do to support your body’s immune system and even give it a boost, during and after menopause?

How to Improve Your Immune System's Efficiency

There are several ways to improve your immune system to a point where it will function at a more normal level after menopause.

  • Eat well. Enjoy a healthy, non-inflammatory diet full of vegetables, fruit and protein. Avoid sugars.
  • Get regular exercise. This will keep your body and its immune functions in a healthier state and will also aid in losing weight.
  • Get plenty of sleep. This is your body’s time to reboot. Sleep aids in body’s ability to fend off illness. 
  • Don’t stress out. Just relax. Stress increases cortisol, which is a huge factor in a weakened immune system.
  • Balance your hormone levels. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a safe and effective way to support immune health.

Get Back on Track

Menopause can be a hard road to travel. However, you can turn the effects of menopause around and get your body’s immune function back on track. By taking these steps, your body will respond by gaining an increased ability to fight off infections, get rid of unwanted, unhealthy cells and put you on the road to better overall health and a brighter future. 

Take Control of Your Body

Take the first steps to a healthier you by visiting www.lovejoyclinic.com. There you will find information on boosting your immune system through the use of BHRT, during and after menopause. Our free e-book is available for you to download. Take a look at it and give us a call so you can set up your free consultation. We would love to help you boost up your immune system so you can take control of your body and enjoy a healthy, happy life.

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Have Questions?

Choosing a hormone replacement provider AND the right products for you can be overwhelming.

We help men and women every day on their journey to regaining their health, energy and zest for life. We recommend starting by downloading our free e-book below to learn more about BHRT

 

Our consultations consist of 3 elements:

  1. Draw a blood panel to asses your current hormone levels. (These blood panels may be reimbursable by your insurance company.)
  2. A free 1-on-1 private meeting with one of our hormone experts to review your hormone levels and how that correlates to your current well-being.
  3. Customized plan to provide the exact hormones and dosage to get you back to loving your life.

Grab your e-book below and take your next step to better hormone health.