Friday, March 12, 2010

The Effect of Low Hormones on your Emotions

Slowly and steadily our hormone levels begin to decline as we age, beginning in our late 20’s to early 30’s. This may cause vague or mild symptoms in some. At some point, more significant and different symptoms develop including emotional lability, anxiety, depression, irritability and moodiness. This is the beginning of the unfortunate years-to-decades-long period of wildly fluctuating hormones known as perimenopause. It is the fluctuation of hormone coupled with the decline that is responsible for these symptoms. It is the same type of imbalance that is responsible for the same set of symptoms in many with PMS.

The medical mainstream rarely recognizes these symptoms as being due to hormonal decline or imbalance and frequently pushes anti-depressants as the answer. They are not! Simple hormone replacement and rebalancing will usually take care of the problem and return one to their “pre-menopausal” state of physical and mental health.