Feeling like you’re going crazy and can’t control your behavior? If you answered yes it may be the hormone imbalance that comes with perimenopause, menopause and/ or adrenal fatigue. These syndromes can cause a large number of symptoms which can contribute to mood swings. When a woman's body is going through so many different changes, it may become hard to be patient and reasonable. This is largely due to the estrogen/ serotonin connection. In menopause, the hormones your body relies on to regulate emotions are fluctuating out of control. Estrogen, a main hormone that either ends up too high or too low 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 turn causes emotional sensitivity. As estrogen fluctuates, serotonin fluctuates, resulting in mood fluctuation.
Men also experience mood swings during andropause when their testosterone drops. This causes estrogen to become more dominant in their system causing mood swings, anxiety, insulin resistance and sugar cravings.
Hormone replacement therapy gets your hormones back within healthy levels. This means that serotonin production will also go back to normal. If your feeling out of sorts and looking for answers and solutions we can help. Don’t wait another day to start feeling better. Schedule your private consultation today!