Mood swings are one of the most common symptoms associated with menopause. Since the dramatic changes from periods of euphoria to depression can at times seem so unbearable, many women turn to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
However, what many don't realize is that HRT carries a high risk for cancer. Also, some women may experience mood swings as a side effect of the drug. Although HRT has been proven an effective method for treating menopausal symptoms, there are alternative and healthier ways to treat them. Continue reading to learn about five natural remedies for curing menopausal mood swings.
Five Natural Remedies
Mood swings and many other symptoms of menopause are primarily caused by the reduced levels of estrogen produced in a woman's body. Therefore, the best way to treat mood swings is to rebalance hormone levels. Certain lifestyle choices can help improve hormonal balance and are much safer than HRT and other drugs.
Regular physical activity is not only one of the healthiest and easiest ways to balance estrogen and other hormone levels, but it is also among the cheapest. Thirty minutes of exercise everyday will help restore balance, relieve stress, and release endorphins to create a sense of euphoria and curb mood swings.
There are 12 salts that the body needs to maintain balance and functionality. Ensuring that you have enough of these salts will help alleviate anxiety and improve your mood.
St. John's wort
St. John's wort can help combat depression and anxiety. This herb may help boost the production of serotonin which is a natural mood elevator.
Also known as Passion flower, this sedative like herb is recommended to combat insomnia, muscle cramps, and anxiety.
Talk to someone
It's tempting to blame all moody moments on hormones, but sometimes the reason is more complex. Bottled up anger, unresolved issues, and general anxiety and depression can cause a woman to become moody. Seeking professional help and talking about your feelings can help.
More Information about Natural Remedies
Mood swings are a normal part of the menopause transition; however that doesn't necessarily mean that your family will give you a pass to act however you want during the years you are menopausal. Be proactive and recognize your mood swings before your relationships and life are affected. To learn more about this and other similar topics, click on the link below.
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