What is hormonal vulnerability?
Hormonal vulnerability is the situation, unfortunately, faced by most women at one time or another during their lives, in which hormones start to take over their lives. Sometimes hormone levels are abnormal but, much more often, hormones are normal; the problem is how the individual woman’s body reacts to her own hormones. This leads to the frustrating situation in which a woman knows something is not right with her body but is told by her doctor, “Your tests are all normal, there’s nothing wrong with you.” Is hormonal vulnerability really that common? Hormonal vulnerability is extremely common. At least 80% of women are affected at one time or another in their lives. Often the symptoms are mild but for some women, the effects are so severe as to take the joy out of their lives. When does hormonally vulnerability start? My book THE HORMONALLY VULNERABLE WOMAN is focused on women between 35 and 55, a time I have dubbed the hormonal years because this is when so many women suddenly disco