Menopause – is a time of great growth for many of my patients. The transition is sometimes scary, but it is a part of life and I believe how we feel about the transition either helps to make it a smooth transition or a difficult one. The primary mental emotional symptoms of menopause include mood swings. One minute you are crying, then you are laughing about the fact that you are crying, then you are yelling at the person who made you cry because they are now laughing with you but shouldn’t be….sound familiar? I am sure many of you can describe this better than I can, as you just sit back and wonder what happened to you. This is the time when our family and friends need to love and support us no matter what, as we are not in control of our own moods, emotions or reactions. Just remember, you do not have to be a victim of circumstance.
As we transition through menopause hormones change. Unfortunately our moods often follow the hormones. Proper balancing of the hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol will help smooth out and balance our moods. Thus allowing us to be back in control of our life. We often don’t need big changes; little changes to the hormones can have large impacts on our emotions.
There are many natural approaches to help influence mood based on your individual hormone trends. What might have worked for your friend might not work for you and vice versa. Using naturopathic medicine, we are able to get to the root cause of your mood swings. Let us look at your hormones and help you restore your health (and your sanity) by treating the cause. Call (415) 912-9934 to book a free 15 minute consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor.