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What Exactly are Mood Swings?

Mood swings and irritability are often used interchangeably. Irritability is often defined as impatience and Mood swings are usually defined as an inappropriate response to an occurrence or event meaning that a person's mood can change swiftly from happy to sad. This is a common and well-known menopausal symptom that is many times directly related to hormone imbalance.

Hormones and mood swings are closely related. The hormone imbalance of peri-menopause, menopause and adrenal fatigue causes a large number of symptoms which can contribute to and lead to mood swings. When a woman's body is going through so many different changes, it is hard to maintain patience and remain calm and reasonable. There is a direct hormonal correlation to mood swings.

In menopause, the hormones your body relies on to regulate emotions are fluctuating and can become out of control. As Estrogen levels fluctuate, serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, fluctuates dramatically and can affect mood and tranquility. Each individual is unique, but by measuring each individual’s personal hormonal imbalance through proper testing, we are able to customize bio-identical hormonal replacement needs to each individual which can dramatically calm mood and irritability.