Emotional Symptoms of Women With Hormone Imbalance

Experiencing turbulent emotions is common for women with hormone imbalance – especially during the challenging periods of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause that typically begin between the ages of 45-55. 

If you are a woman who is experiencing any of the negative emotional symptoms discussed later on, you might have a hormone imbalance. 

Through professionally-guided bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), millions of aging women around the world take back charge of their mental and emotional health. 

Here is everything you should consider when it comes to female hormones, why they are critical to health, and how to replace falling levels if you experience a common deficiency. 

What is Hormone Imbalance?

Estrogen is the main female sex hormone. In a woman’s body, estrogen performs a number of important tasks. Normal estrogen levels promote health in the following ways:

  • Signaling development of secondary sexual characteristics. 
  • Enhancing sexual libido and reproductive health.
  • Maintenance of regular menstrual cycle. 
  • Protecting bone health. 
  • Regulating cholesterol levels. 
  • Stabilizing mood.* 
  • Modulation of emotional response.*
  • Stress management.*

*indicates high relevance to emotional health.

Typically around age 40, as women near menopause (the stage known as perimenopause), estrogen levels begin to decline. Eventually, the ovaries stop producing eggs each month, signaling the start of menopause. At this point, a woman no longer has a monthly period (menstrual cycle). 

The majority of women enter menopause by age 50 – some as early as their early 30s. In a rare subset of the population, hormone disorders can begin to affect certain women even earlier in life. 

Source: USF Health

What Emotional Symptoms Do Women Who Have a Hormone Imbalance Experience?

Hormone imbalance — in addition to disrupting the physical function of the body — also commonly triggers several harmful mental health symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Hopelessness. 
  • Irritability.
  • Low self-esteem. 
  • Inability to concentrate. 

What Self-Directed Therapies Can Women Use to Correct Emotional Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance?

Unfortunately, the current state of US healthcare is overly reliant on prescription drugs when a patient presents with emotional symptoms – chances are that you or someone you know has taken pharmaceutical drugs in an attempt to alleviate their unpleasant emotional symptoms. 

Conventional treatments for mental health issues frequently produce no results for patients because they do not address the core of the problem – which, in many cases, is a hormone imbalance. 

Source: Dr. Axe

Before reaching for an SSRI antidepressant, addictive benzodiazepines like Xanax or Ativan, or any number of risky pharmaceutical interventions, you might want to consider the following lifestyle changes:

  • Switch to an anti-inflammatory, low-to-moderate carb, whole foods-based diet. 
  • Get more regular exercise (at least 30 minutes of moderate cardio daily).
  • Practice meditation and/or breathing exercises. 
  • Visit an acupuncture therapist. 

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a state-of-the-art, research-backed technique that supplements your natural stores of estrogen with plant-sourced phytoestrogens if you have been diagnosed with a hormone deficiency. 

BHRT is natural, safe, and effective for the vast majority of women who receive it. 

What Benefits Can Women Expect From BHRT in Terms of Improved Emotional Health?

In addition to reaping the physical benefits of BHRT, women who receive therapy with bioidentical hormones consistently report the following emotional benefits:

  • Greater optimism.
  • Lifted depression.
  • Reduced anxiety. 
  • A restored enthusiasm (i.e., “lust for life.”).
  • Renewed interest in everyday activities. 
  • Improved self-image. 
  • Healthier stress response.  

Take Charge of Your Hormone Health Today

If you have been affected by a hormone imbalance, you should be aware that recovering your good health and youthful vitality is possible – and likely to be more affordable than you thought. 

Since its inception, BEYOND HEALTH has been a pioneer in New Mexico hormonal care, specializing in the exciting new practice of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). 

BEYOND HEALTH has helped thousands of Albuquerque women correct the hormone imbalance that triggers the menopausal symptoms described earlier. 

Get started today by contacting BEYOND HEALTH via our simple contact form. Alternately, our staff can also be reached by phone at (505) 899-4414 or by email at info@beyond-health.com. We prioritize making a prompt reply to your inquiries and requests. 

This article has been reviewed and approved by our medical team.

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