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Mood swings and irritability are often used interchangeably. Irritability is often defined as impatience or anger to an event or occurrence. Mood swings are usually defined as an inappropriate response to an occurrence or event. The term also holds a connotation that the person's mood can change swiftly from happy to mad or sad. This is a common and well-known menopause symptom that is directly related to hormone imbalance.

Hormones and Mood; What Causes Mood Swings?

Hormones and mood swings are closely related.

The hormone imbalance of perimenopause, 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 things, it is hard to maintain patience and the ability to remain reasonable. Often times, these symptoms cause mood swings. Bioidentical hormone therapy offered by BodyLogicMD places estrogen and other hormones within healthy and normal levels. This means that serotonin production will also go back to normal. Furthermore, BHRT paired with the customized nutrition, supplement and fitness plan your BodyLogicMD affiliated doctor will provide you, will swiftly provide relief to the other menopause symptoms, like hot flashes and insomnia, which may cause mood swings. Bioidentical hormone therapy provides the opportunity to return to a healthy and happy you.

However, there is a direct hormonal correlation to mood swings. In menopause, the hormones your body relies on to regulate emotions are fluctuating and out of control. Estrogen, a main hormone that either falls drastically or ends up far too high in menopause, influences the production of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood. The estrogen fluctuation causes an increased production of serotonin which in turns sharpens emotional sensitivity. As estrogen fluctuates, serotonin fluctuates, and as a result moods fluctuate.

The Solution

Since the causes of mood swings are hormonal imbalance and the symptoms of hormone imbalance (resulting from menopause), bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the best solution.

Contact the BodyLogicMD bioidentical hormone doctor nearest you to schedule an appointment and learn more about how hormone therapy can provide relief from mood swings.