Menopause Mood Swings: A Simple Solution
Menopause mood swings can not only leave you feeling anxious, angry and depressed, but they can have a significant impact on your relationships and quality of life too.
One minute you’re laughing, the next you’re sobbing, shouting or totally overwhelmed.
The good news is that you’re not crazy. Your hormones are to blame.
If you’ve noticed your emotions are unstable or out of control, don’t beat yourself up over it. It’s totally normal.
Much like in adolescence or pregnancy, the only other times in your life when you experience such a significant hormonal change, it’s very common for women to experience mood swings as you go through the change.
What Are Menopause Mood Swings?
Menopause mood swings are the sudden, irrational and extreme mood swings that can occur due to hormonal changes during the menopause or perimenopause.
The symptoms of menopause mood swings can vary from woman to woman.
Some women may find they are sensitive, cry often and feel easily upset. Others find they suddenly have trouble with their temper, shouting at their loved ones over small problems. Some suffer from depression or anhedonia (a complete loss of pleasure in all things).
And some find they go through all the moods, swinging from one to another with no control and no understanding of why they feel what they feel from one minute to the next.
While all the symptoms of menopause can have a negative impact on your life, menopause mood swings seem to be the one most people find most disrupting.
This is partly because your emotions play such a huge role in your daily quality of life, but also because your mood swings can impact the people around you too – putting a strain on your relationships or interest with your behaviour at work.
What Causes Menopause Mood Swings?
For around 30-40 years, since you first hit puberty, your hormones have been playing a fine balancing act – each created in the perfect proportion to each other at the perfect time each month
As you go through the menopause, your body starts to produce less oestrogen and your egg production stops.
This is a big change.
Your oestrogen levels fluctuate and your progesterone decreases. This instability causes a domino effect – with almost every part of your body having to adapt to the new normal.
Hot flushes, insomnia, dry skin, weight gain, increased ageing, low libido, lack of lubrication and – of course – mood swings are all common symptoms of the menopause. For some women, they are minor inconveniences, but for others, they can have a seriously devastating impact on their lives.
And just to make things extra challenging, neurotransmitters, such as serotonin (your mood-regulating hormone) reduce, leading poor mood control and compounding your emotional problems.
BHRT – The Solution To Menopause Mood Swings
In some ways, menopause mood swings can be one of the trickiest problems to solve.
Because they come down to a fundamental hormone imbalance, the only way to truly stop them is to create harmony in your hormones once again – no easy feat when you’re going through the menopause!
The good news is that there is a treatment that can help you…
How BHRT Helps Menopause Mood Swings
BHRT uses bioidentical hormones created from natural sources to rebalance your hormones and give you control over your mood swings.
By establishing what your natural hormone levels are and rebalancing them with a personally tailored prescription of bioidentical hormones, we can solve your menopause mood swings at the source.
When your hormones are balanced once again you’ll feel calmer, happier and notice a reduction in other menopause problems such as hot flushes, insomnia and genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
Is BHRT Safe?
The first thing to understand about hormone replacement is that HRT and BHRT are different.
HRT uses synthetic hormones that are very similar to your body’s natural hormones – but not identical. Because the body is very sensitive to even tiny changes, these minor discrepancies can make a big difference. It’s this difference that creates the potential for the unwanted side effects that you may have already heard about with HRT.
BHRT is a little different. It’s derived from diosgenin, which is naturally and ethically sourced from Mexican yams. These bioidentical hormones are structurally the same as your body’s natural hormones, which means they are much more tolerated and there are considerably fewer side effects.
Giving you a safe and effective way to take control of your hormones and resolve your menopause mood swings.
How BHRT Works
BHRT is a really powerful solution for menopause mood swings – and other menopause problems – thanks to its bespoke approach.
With BHRT your treatment is prescribed to fit your unique imbalances and deficiencies. You’ll have a series of consultations to discuss your symptoms with our practice leader, Dr Shirin Lakhani, as well as blood tests to establish your hormone levels and nutrient requirements.
Following your initial consultation, you’ll be prescribed your BHRT medication as a lozenge or cream. You will need to apply the cream or take the lozenge every day.
Here at Elite Aesthetics, we use Bio-Id hormone treatments. These contain a combination of oestrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, thyroid hormones and Vitamin D3, specifically tailored to match your needs and help resolve your menopause mood swings.
Because hormones are incredibly precise, it’s important to keep track of your menopause mood swings and other symptoms. You’ll have regular follow up appointments to discuss any changes so that your prescription can be adjusted to get you the best results.
Most people say that having BHRT treatment as they go through the menopause is one of the best they’ve done, as it gives them back control over their hormones with little or no unwanted effects.
Is BHRT Right For You?
BHRT is a safe, effective and easy way to regain control over your body as you go through the change. Resolving menopause mood swings, hot flushes, insomnia and even GSM.
Thanks to the highly personalised nature of BHRT it’s suitable for most women, however, your suitability as a candidate will be discussed with you before you start treatment.
If you’d like to find out more about BHRT for menopause mood swings the first step is to book a consultation with Dr Shirin. To book a consultation or find out more click here…