Do I Have Hurried Woman Syndrome?

Being busy and stressed can take a serious toll on your health.

Have you heard of Hurried Woman Syndrome? Maybe you know it has something to do with being busy and under stress, but you've been, well, too busy to find out much more. Ask yourself these questions to help determine if you're suffering from the condition yourself.

Are you between the ages of 25 and 55?
The majority of women who suffer from the syndrome are between these ages and often have children between the ages of 4 and 16. Some work outside the home, others don't.

Are you busy and under stress?
Most women diagnosed with the syndrome have hectic schedules and are under constant stress, whether as a result of a tragic situation or simply everyday demands, 

Do you feel fatigued? Have you gained weight? Is your libido lacking?
While they can be caused by depression or other mental or physical conditions, these are the three primary symptoms of the syndrome. 

How would being busy and stressed cause one to develop Hurried Woman Syndrome?
Over time, being chronically busy and stressed can cause a chemical imbalance in the brain. The imbalance increases fatigue and appetite, which in turn, reduces interest in exercise and sex.

To learn more about Hurried Woman Syndrome, or for diagnosis and treatment, talk to your doctor—there is help available. If you need help finding someone to speak with, use our online Find a Physician service or simply call our toll-free Physician Referral Line at 1-855-296-6265. Any of our friendly operators can help you find a doctor near you and schedule an appointment.

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