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Mood Swings are described as an extreme or rapid change in mood. Hormonal imbalance experienced during Peri Menopause and Menopause where there are fluctuating hormone levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone results in mood swings that can be wild and erratic.

Women often find themselves reacting to the slightest things with unexplainable anger or irritability. There can be great emotional stress suffered by women because of these mood swings and often result in people around them being affected as well. Relationships suffer, and women find themselves wondering what is happening.

The Australian Menopause Centre Doctors are able to prescribe bio-identical hormone replacement therapies to help you take back control of your menopause symptoms.
Mood swings are common in menopause where hormonal changes can have a strong effect on mood, with fluctuations in mood causing distress and embarrassment, not to mention confusion to those around who do not understand the sudden outburst or anger, tears, or sadness which seems to appear out of the blue. More than half of all women experience mood changes as they near menopause but there is help available.

What are Mood swings during menopause?
Mood swings can be described as sudden, severe changes in mood resulting in radical and extreme shifts in emotions. Mood swings in peri – menopause and menopause are attributable to an imbalance in hormones and contribute to anxiety and concern due to the unpredictable and seemingly unexplainable emotional reactions they cause. Fortunately, there is help at hand. It is very important however, for women to have an understanding of these changes in mood. The uncomfortable physical symptoms of mood swings experienced include; aggression, sadness, sudden severe extremes in mood, stress, anxiety, gloom and doom, nervousness, impatience, depression and irritability, general lack of motivation and depression.

Mood Swings, Hormonal changes and Serotonin levels
Evidence suggests that mood swings in menopause and peri-menopause can be attributed to hormone fluctuations which relate to a corresponding imbalance in levels of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the nervous system which assists feelings of happiness and well – being. Serotonin helps to fight against anxiety and depression and assists feelings of hope, peace, optimism and relaxation. If the levels of serotonin are too low or too high, there will be a corresponding change to mood and emotions. Low levels of serotonin contribute to distress and high emotions, sleeplessness, anger, panic attacks, headaches, anxiety and even certain cravings. The changes to serotonin levels can be related to the changes in oestrogen levels. Not only do serotonin levels contribute to mood swings other symptoms of menopause have their own effect on mood swings.  Hot flushes, sleep deprivation resulting in tiredness and fatigue can contribute to these fluctuations in mood.

Mood swings are one of the most common symptoms in menopause and peri menopause, the Australian Menopause Centre has doctors who have a special interest in treating hormone imbalance.

If you are experiencing the above symptom please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 883 405 to book a free consultation and discuss this with one of our doctors.

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