Is Menopause taking your emotions on a ride?

Is Menopause taking your emotions on a ride?

January 31, 2019

Menopause is ‘the change’ which is an unavoidable phase that all women go through. However, for many women, this natural process is a time for anxiety and distress due to the various symptoms that can accompany it. In this blog, we are going to explain the changes in your emotional health you may notice during menopause and how you can cope with it safely and effectively.

Why menopause affects your emotions?

Mood swings, irritability, crankiness - these behaviors in women are generally attributed to hormonal issues, which is certainly true. Hormones have an impact on your behavior and can make you more emotional. During menopause, the levels of hormone estrogen drop which causes varying changes in your body. It may make you feel depressed, irritable, fatigued, stressed, and forgetful. It happens because the drop in the estrogen level is associated to affect the way your body manages serotonin (popularly known as ‘happy hormone’, which contributes to wellbeing and happiness). If you are producing less estrogen, you are also producing less serotonin. This can have a direct impact on your emotional health.

Below given are common menopause symptoms you may experience:

  • Irritability
  • Feelings of sadness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Anxiety
  • Aggressiveness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Mood changes
  • Tension

Also Read: Perimenopause: At What Age Does It Start? What are the symptoms?

In many cases, the hormonal shift may not be directly linked to cause and affect your emotional health but it may intensify these feelings. Sometimes, menopause symptoms build on each other and may also contribute to your feelings. For example, if you are experiencing hot flashes at night, it may affect your sleep and lack of sleep may make you irritable, angry, and cranky during the day time. You may blast at your children unnecessarily and even get spells of crying.

Some women also experience panic attacks for the first time at menopause. A panic attack is a sudden onset of intense fear and inability to cope. This can upset and frighten you. But, please remember the fact that this change is a transitional phase and it will pass on. You can control your menopause symptoms with healthy lifestyle changes and proper treatment.


Menopause treatment

The primary objective to treat menopause is balancing your hormones in order to regain mood control. There are several treatments that might work to balance your hormones. But if you are looking for a natural and safe solution, you can try menopause treatment in homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine. It not only addresses the physical symptoms of menopause but also looks after the person as a whole and prescribes an individual treatment. It also takes care of your general well-being and emotional health. For example, if a woman is suffering from thyroid disorder and reaching the menopause age, homeopathy will offer constituent medicine for both the problems. Therefore, treating your condition from the root and giving you a long-lasting result.

Besides taking menopause treatment, it is very necessary to make few lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, eliminating caffeine and alcohol, reducing sugar and salt intake, regular exercise, curb smoking and taking vitamin supplements to increase your chances of recovery from the condition earlier.

Also Read: Hormonal Imbalance causes Sleep Disturbance in Women

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