Hormones perform countless functions in the human body, from digestion to controlling your “fight or flight” response in times of trouble. A young adult has all the hormones their body needs to function well, especially the hormones required for reproduction.
Many of the hormones responsible for reproduction are associated with mood, so a young woman gets a fresh dose of positive attitude with every menstrual cycle.
Once a woman reaches midlife, however, her hormone levels drop off to dysfunctional levels – she hits menopause.
The path to menopause
The path to menopause, known as perimenopause, is not necessarily a pleasant drive through the countryside – it can be more like a rollercoaster ride that lasts for months, or even years.
Common Symptoms of Menopause
Hot flashes and night sweats
Mood swings, depression and anxiety
Weight gain and slower metabolism
Thinning hair and dry skin
Loss of breast fullness
Take charge of your health and looks during menopause with bioidentical hormones
This therapy levels the emotional highs you feel when your body is flush with hormones and the lows you experience when your hormone levels plunge.
Mood Swings and Imbalanced Hormones
There is a direct correlation between imbalances of specific hormones and mood swings. Estrogen, which fluctuates erratically during perimenopause, stimulates serotonin production. Serotonin is a “happiness hormone” that produces warm, fuzzy feelings. Fluctuations in estrogen therefore cause erratic serotonin levels and moods that swing from happy to sad in a moment.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Slows Mood Swings
Bioidentical hormone therapy slows mood swings by stabilizing hormones throughout perimenopause.
Hormone therapy, in general, evens out hormone levels as you move from your reproductive years to menopause so you do not feel the sharp inclines and steep falls of unpredictable hormone levels and their associated mood swings.
Physicians have recommended hormone replacement therapy for years to women struggling with the uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause.
Bioidentical hormone therapy produces effective, precise relief from mood swings associated with changes in hormone levels.
You do not have to let fluctuating hormones take you for a ride – take control of your menopausal symptoms now! – Call us today at: 561-243-1219.