Mood swings can be a serious issue for any individual, and they can seem to strike virtually at any time. One moment, you may feel fine, and the next you can experience extreme irritability, anger or impatience. According to the clinical definition of mood swings, these bouts of extreme emotional fluctuation are so severe that they can interfere with your physical, social and professional life.
Mood swings are most commonly associated with menopause, due mostly to the imbalance of hormones that many women deal with during this serious physical change. Estrogen is one of the many hormones responsible for influencing mood and emotional behavior, and when you have less estrogen, it can cause changes in your mood. For some women, this results in extreme sadness and depression and in others it manifests in angry outbursts or extreme irritability.
If you are experiencing extreme mood swings such as this, it may seem as though you have no real viable option to help you get your outbursts under control. However, the good news is, there is a solution that is helping many women and that may just be able to reduce your mood swings and the impact that it has on your life. This solution is known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT.
This therapy helps re-establish your imbalanced hormone levels by using compounded hormones that are an exact identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. It has become an increasingly popular solution for women who are menopausal and premenopausal. Since the hormones, you receive in BHRT are identical to the hormones that your body already produces, your body can recognize and use the hormones more efficiently and with fewer side-effects when compared to traditional synthetic HRT (hormone replacement therapy).
This process is quick, safe and effective and it can be customized and adjusted to fit your exact needs. When you come in for BHRT, you will have your hormone levels checked so you can get the exact dosage you need to get you feeling like yourself and to help keep your mood swings at bay. In fact, a recent study conducted by BMC Women’s Health on BHRT on menopausal women found that the process reduced mood swings by 25%, irritability by 25% and anxiety by 22% in women, all without any adverse effects.
This treatment can also help with other side effects that often accompany menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep issues and night sweats. If you have questions about BHRT and what it can do for you contact Heritage today at 817-318-7859 to schedule an appointment today. We offer BHRT treatments to our patients with imbalanced hormones, so that they can have a solution that will help them not only gain control of irritability and mood swings, but also help improve overall health and wellness.