particular symptom is the one most men hope we women
avoid. But unfortunately this is one of the more
common symptoms with over 50% of women reporting mood
Mood swings are when a person experiences an extreme or abrupt change in their
It could be anything from irritability to anxiety.
during menopause can cause women to break out into tears, become
depressed or melancholy.
They may experience increased stress and anxiety and
even lose lack of interest or become less patient.
Generally these mood swings occur between the ages of 45 and 55 during
the stages of
The changing estrogen levels in a woman's body is the
biggest contributor to this menopausal symptom.
According to medical
research, estrogen plays a role in the production of serotonin.
known as the mood regulating neurotransmitter.
sensitivity of the serotonin receptor.
This increases the serotonin receptor
levels and increases serotonin production.
Although the estrogen level
is the primary cause for mood swings, they may also be caused by
Symptoms such as fatigue, stress, hot flashes, night
sweats and physical changes to a woman's body can contribute to the
different mood swings.
Other Menopause Symptoms
In addition to the common menopausal symptoms listed above, women
will also experience many different changes. Some of these changes
- Hair Loss
- Unwanted Facial Hair
- Trouble Sleeping
- Memory Loss and Lack of Concentration
- Light Headed, Dizzy, and Loss of Balance
Irritability, fatigue and trouble sleeping could also be due to lack of
sleep caused by other symptoms such as night sweats.
As with most of the symptoms of menopause, hair loss and unwanted
facial hair is primarily due to loss of estrogen.
In fact, the reduced levels of estrogen are a contributing factor to
all of the above items a woman may experience.
changes you may experience include weight gain, incontinence, bloating,
allergies, brittle nails, change in body odor, irregular heart beat,
depression, anxiety and a sense of panic.
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