Not feeling like yourself lately? You might be experiencing hormonal fluctuations.
Declining estrogen levels associated with menopause can cause more than those pesky hot flashes. They can also make women feel like they are in a constant state of PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Unfortunately, these emotional changes are a normal part of menopause. If you’re in the Miami area, you can check out a clinic that provides a different approach to hormone therapy, which provides an alternative to hormone pellet therapy.
Hormone therapy eases mood swings that are common during menopause.
I’m menopausal, and my mood swings are crazy
Whether you’re suffering from low mood, anxiety, or just a lack of motivation, it’s hard to feel good when you’re not quite feeling like yourself. This may be due to unbalanced hormones during menopause, causing you to feel emotional rollercoasters.
Hormones are chemicals released by the human body. In addition to affecting your physical wellbeing, hormones also affect your emotional state. During menopause, a woman’s estrogen (a hormone) levels drop. Years before menopause occurs (a phase called perimenopause), your estrogen levels gradually decrease. When your estrogen levels are low during menopause, you experience symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, depression, low libido, and reduced energy levels.
You may be suffering from hormone imbalance if you feel less than yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally, and if you’re experiencing trouble sleeping through the night. Therefore, regulating your hormones is an important step toward improving your emotional health and resolving your mood swings.
Are there treatments for mood swings?
Get regular exercise
We all know that exercise protects us from medical conditions, keeps our hearts healthy, and helps us maintain a healthy weight. But did you also know it can increase your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and decrease depression?
Exercise is a natural stress reliever. It helps calm your nerves and improve your mood. Feel-good hormones release in your body when you exercise, reducing pain and triggering a positive reaction in your brain.
Miami has lots of walkable streets, making it a pedestrian-friendly city. Neighborhoods have plenty of open parks where people can exercise outdoors. Exercising outdoors (added vitamin D from the sun boosts endorphins) will give you a boost of energy and improve your mood.
Get more sleep
Sleep deprivation plays a massive role in menopausal mood swings. Among the most common signs of menopause is insomnia. Insufficient sleep can cause mood swings, anxiety, and stress. It is difficult to sleep when you’re anxious because of agitation and arousal. Meanwhile, stress makes the body more tense and alert. Sleep is essential to maintain your mood and to feel less depressed and anxious.
Cut back the caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant, and it can make you jittery and moody. Since your fluctuating hormones are already creating mood swings, you may not want to compound the problem with caffeine.
Aside from that, caffeine influences your sleep quality. As we all know, sleep has a significant impact on how people manage their mental health and feel about themselves generally. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep can make a difference in how you feel the next day.
Consider hormone therapy
If you find your mood swings affecting your daily life, consult with your doctor about hormone replacement therapy. This treatment helps to adjust hormone levels in the body. It effectively treats hormone imbalances and relieves signs and symptoms of aging, such as mood swings. You will experience improved mood and general wellbeing with hormone therapy. Just be wary of hormone pellet therapy.
Alternatives to hormone pellet therapy are safer and more effective.
What is hormone pellet therapy?
In hormone pellet therapy, hormone replacement pellets are inserted into the fat layer under the skin. It is an effective delivery method that provides continuous release of a hormone to correct hormone imbalance. There’s a growing trend toward hormone therapy because it’s considered convenient. Pellets, however, have many drawbacks.
It is associated with more side effects, as much as 6 times! This includes abnormal uterine bleeding and subsequent hysterectomy. Some women also reported acne breakouts, crazy mood swings and anxiety, changes in hair patterns, and weight gain.
Another disadvantage of hormone pellets is that they cannot be adjusted. Once inserted by your doctor, the hormone pellet dose cannot be changed when it has been inserted. This may lead to overdose or underdose, which is not a good thing either. The pellet must be surgically removed and reinserted if you need to change your dose, which is risky and invasive.
The risks simply just outweigh the benefits. Are you willing to take the risk?
How can hormone therapy help with my moods?
Hormone therapy is an excellent way for women to treat the signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances, including mood swings.
The NuLife Institute in Miami offers alternatives to hormone pellet therapy. This alternative hormone therapy will help in alleviating signs and symptoms of aging. You can see the benefits of hormone therapy for women, including improved moods, increased sexual desire, increased energy levels, and an overall enhanced sense of wellbeing.
The use of hormone therapy can improve the quality of life of men and women and enable them to enjoy life to the fullest. Nothing should prevent you from becoming the best version of yourself.
At NuLife Institute, we realize that not all patients experiencing age-related hormone decline are the same. Unlike some other facilities, we never take a cookie-cutter approach to hormone replacement but tailor your program to your unique needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Our medical director, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life. Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.
“I have been a client of Nulife’s for several years. At 54 years old, I feel and look as great as I did at 30! I have told so many of my friends and family about NuLife, and all of them are as happy as I am.” Elaine, S. Aventura, FL
As a team, we are committed to helping you live your best years during menopause. Would you like to know more about our hormone replacement therapy? Contact us today at 305-400-0005 for a consultation.