It’s 2022 and unfortunately, women’s health is still failing to adequately address the concerns of the modern woman. To make matters worse, pandemic ended up causing more stress on the healthcare system as well as the high volumes of women experiencing feminine burnout.
When we use the term feminine burnout, we’re referring to the particular type of fatigue and burnout affecting type A, overachieving women who are constantly over-giving at work and at home leading them to be exhausted and resentful.
Issues We’re Facing
We’re now starting to see how the pandemic has affected women - extreme fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, general unhappiness. Of course, the past two years haven’t been easy for anyone, but the women who were already experiencing feminine burnout for a while, are now having major issues with no clear guidance or help from their doctors. Why?
For one thing, the healthcare system isn’t equipped to deal with feminine burnout. Oftentimes they will prescribe an antidepressant or birth control, or send you from specialist to specialist. It seems that now the wait times are so much longer. Assessments are taking 6 months to a year to schedule, and women are feeling neglected and like they have no place to go.
We’re seeing women visiting Naturopaths who are extremely burnt out, and who haven’t been able to take care of themselves because they’ve had to take care of everyone else. Throughout the pandemic we were told “we’re all in this together”, but that messaging has made women feel as though they should be okay because everyone else is dealing with this too. They’re coming in with both mental health and physical health problems and are feeling guilt and shame for feeling this way. They’re feeling completely alone.
Physical Symptoms To Be Aware Of
The stress response or sympathetic nerve response that our bodies are built to handle, aren’t designed to handle it for months or years at a time. Because of this, it’s having a large negative impact on our health.
Some physical symptoms that you may be experiencing due to feminine burnout and should have addressed are:
How You Can Heal
If you’re experiencing the physical signs of feminine burnout mentioned above, you may want to look into Health Over All. We offer high-functioning women who don’t want to be held back from their symptoms or kept waiting for months for a diagnosis, fast answers and solutions. Through comprehensive, advanced, biomedical test testing, we ensure that we’re picking up on all the different areas that could be contributing to their symptoms. From nutrient status, thyroid function, hormones, digestive function, liver function and more, we’re analyzing every single system.
In addition to our in-depth testing, we have a community of women who are going through similar issues and who are able to support you through your journey and make you feel not as alone.
Community and sisterhood is also just as much a part of the solution as getting proper testing. Health Over All offers help on the health side of things, while The Pleasure Collective addresses the mindset side. If you’re looking to find out more about either option, we are happy to help. Email our team at [email protected] to find out what the next steps are for you.