How Sex Hormones Can Be a Mood Changer

hormone imbalance

Do you know the difference between when you start menstruating and when your body is trying to stop?

When you start having periods the world is out to get you. Ask any teenager they’ll tell you. Everyone else is wrong and just not listening. Unfortunately, when our hormones slowdown, in both men and women, we realize it is us that’s a little crazy. The rest of the world hasn’t changed! We are the ones going around acting a little off and most of us know we are just not ourselves!

Women often feel this more drastically than men because we have more defined up’s and down’s to our hormones. Men get a steadier decline of hormones that change the way they react. For example, do you think your grumpy old man neighbor really cared if someone walked on his lawn in his 20’s or 30’s? So why is he freaking out as he gets older? It could be due to hormone changes.

If we are to consider what makes a person feel happy and have a stable mood, it has to do with many different things. Our social lives, work lives, economic situation, the support system can all affect happiness. Our hormones are a big part of the biological components that link to happiness.

Our body uses a hormone call serotonin to boost our mood and enhance happiness. Serotonin has a relationship with estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. What this really boils down to is that there is a direct link to our sex hormones and happiness.

Men with low testosterone experience mood swings, fatigue, and low mood. Women with imbalanced hormones have similar experiences of mood swings, fatigue, and low mood. Both men and women in these categories report changes in their weight as a factor.

Data from the National Institute of Mental Health Suggests:

  • Women generally experience depression as symptoms of sadness, worthlessness and guilt. While no one really experience the same symptoms of depression, this is a good generalization. It has also been found that the biological factors such as hormonal changes and social factors may be linked to a higher rate of depression in women than men.
  • Men are observed to experience depression in a different way than women. Men generally experience more fatigue, irritability, lose interest in activities, and have difficulty sleeping.
  • Both men and women experience a drop in their sex drive.
  • Both are observed to gain weight

There are many types of depression that consider hormones as one of the root causes. Many different situations can play a part and your hormones can be imbalanced because of this. Figuring it out is key to your road to optimal health.

While a traditional therapy for depression maybe medication and or cognitive therapy. Both of which have a place in treating depression, consider it could be sex hormones that are actually getting you. Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone have been shown in studies to have an antidepressant effect.

If you are experiencing depression the best thing to do is consider where it is coming from. Here are the top most common reasons for depression seen in our clinic:

At our clinic, we have helped many patients with depression identify underlying causes such as hormonal problems to help them long term resolve their mood problems. You can change your quality of life by seeking help. If you, or a loved one, are looking for that kind of PERSONALIZED care, we can help.

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