Menopause & Mood Swings
Are you feeling more irritable, anxious or tense than usual? Do you find it difficult to concentrate and often feel sad? You can thank menopause!
What other mood swings will I experience?
Thanks to this lovely transitional time in life, you may be feeling like you’re riding an emotional rollercoaster. You might feel extra aggressive, less motivated and more fatigued than usual. Another common complaint due to your fluctuating hormones is the inability to concentrate.
What causes these emotional ups and downs?
Once again, your overall wellbeing is being negatively affected by the hormonal imbalances of menopause. Declining estrogen levels can make you feel like you’re in a constant state of PMS – just what every woman wants!
What can you do?
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help keep your emotions on an even keel. As always, it’s important to exercise and eat healthy foods. Other recommendations:
- Try yoga, meditation or deep breathing to increase relaxation.
- Stay connected with your family and friends.
- Take a break from the everyday - and make it YOUR time.
- Eat high protein snacks to maintain steady blood sugar levels.