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How Stress And Hormonal Imbalances Can Affect Your Mood

Your general mood is one of the most misunderstood and ignored parts of your behavior. What many people refer to as being moody can actually be an indication of environmental factors or imbalances in your body. And when they go untreated, those mood swings can quickly become more serious mental health issues.

One of the main underlying problems of irregular mood and behavior is a hormonal imbalance. This can be part of natural aging processes like the menopause, or a more problematic thyroid issue.
No matter what the problem is, ignoring it won’t make things better and can ultimately cause anxiety and depression.

At the Young Wellness Center, our doctors are trained and experienced in diagnosing many different hormonal imbalances. Once the problem has been identified, we also offer many different natural solutions that will improve your mood and overall mental health.

What Affects Your Mood?

1 – Stress Hormones

Cortisol is a hormone that gets a lot of bad PR because it is so closely tied with stress levels. However, what many people don’t realize is that it’s a vital hormone for regulating your metabolism, triggering immune reactions and reducing inflammation.

The link to stress exists in the cortisol cycle between the adrenal gland, brain and pituitary gland. When this cycle gets disrupted through increased mental or physical stress, then it can have significant impacts on your overall physical and mental health.

A regular or constant feeling of stress is mentally draining and often one of the initial triggers of anxiety and depression. While these mood disorders may be mild at first, they should never be brushed aside as “just being busy.”

If you feel like you’re struggling to deal with stress a lot, and you feel mentally drained a lot of the time, then it is quite likely caused by a hormonal imbalance. Fortunately, there are a few simple blood and saliva tests that can reveal such underlying issues.

Contact our team at the Young Wellness Center today for a free consultation to find out more about these tests.

2 – Menopause

This is an inevitable part of a woman’s life, that can often kick off when you least expect it. However, there are certain symptoms that are so common with all women, that it’s relatively easy to diagnose.

The infamous hot flushes, menstrual changes, and mood swings are just some of the things you will have to deal with, but what women don’t realize is that many of these symptoms can be actively managed and treated.

Mood swings are mainly down to the sudden changes in hormone levels and balances, especially for estrogen and progesterone. Sudden fluctuations can usually start in the mid-forties, resulting in unusual or uncommon mood swings, irritability, and agitation.

If you feel like this could be a reason for your changes in mood, then talk to us today about getting your sex hormones checked. It’s a simple test that can reveal a lot of treatment options.

3 – Thyroid Hormones

Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid gland doesn’t create enough hormones. While its main function is to regulate your metabolism, thyroid disorders are also closely linked to depression.

With a lot of overlapping symptoms, doctors often misdiagnose the underlying reason for depression and fail to link it to a thyroid problem. In recent years, more tests have become available that allow for a broader screening of thyroid markers.

The more extensive these tests are done, the more likely an accurate diagnosis can be made. Our doctors at the Young Wellness Center have a lot of experience dealing with these tests, and as a result, you are less likely to end up with a false negative result.

Once a thyroid issue has been identified there are a lot of treatment options available, including completely natural products.

4 – Irregular Blood Sugar

Most people associate blood sugar problems with diabetes, but irregular fluctuations between peaks and troughs can cause a lot of mood disorders. Not only will sudden drops in glucose make you feel tired, but anxiety and nervousness are just as common.

This can even trigger more constant mood swings and disorders, especially when this goes undiagnosed and untreated for many years. Testing for blood sugar problems is very straightforward, and in many cases, a combination of diet and exercise can solve a lot of your mood problems.
Just book in for a free consultation and find out what tests are recommended for you.

Why Should You Get Tested Immediately?

Assuming that mood swings are just down to being busy with life and ignoring the underlying problems can cause long term mental health issues. Depression and anxiety are not uncommon with people who have ignored what their body is telling them.

Our team of medical professional at our Los Gatos, Santa Clara County clinic have more than 15 years of experience in treating patients from all over the bay area as well as globally.

If you would like to talk to someone about different tests available that can point to an underlying physical issue, then book in for a free consultation today.

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