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TWC #027: Mood swings – why and what can I do about them?

In this issue of our newsletter, we are focussing on a topic that affects many women: mood swings during the menopause. The menopause is a time of change, and these changes can also affect our emotional world. In this newsletter, we would like to explain to you why these mood swings occur and how you can better deal with them.

Why mood swings during the menopause?

Mood swings are not uncommon during the menopause. One of the main players in this scenario is (as is often the case) the hormone oestrogen. During the menopause, the body produces less oestrogen, which can lead to changes in our emotions. However, this hormonal decline is not solely responsible. There are other factors that play a role.

Multifaceted influences on mood

Apart from the hormonal changes we go through, there are also psychosocial influences and changes in our lifestyle that can affect our mood. Stress, lack of sleep and social changes at this stage of life can increase feelings of insecurity or sadness. It is important to understand that not all mood swings are due to hormones.

What can you do?

The good news is that there are various measures that can help you deal with mood swings during the menopause. Here are some recommendations:

  1. eat a healthy diet: eating a balanced diet is crucial. Fresh fruit and vegetables, wholemeal products and plenty of water will help to support your well-being. Avoid too much sugar and highly processed foods.
  2. exercise: Regular physical activity can work wonders. You don’t have to run a marathon, but even a daily walk can lift your mood and reduce stress.
  3. relaxation techniques: Find relaxation techniques that suit you. Whether meditation, yoga or simple breathing exercises – these methods can help to reduce stress and improve your mood.
  4. conversations: Talk openly about your feelings. This can be with friends as well as with your doctor. The menopause is a phase of change and it is important to know that you are not alone. Sharing can be enormously helpful.
  5. supplements: There are now a number of supplements such as saffron (especially Safranal) that can help with mild to moderate mood swings. Our (The Women Circle) MENO MOOD – positive thinking is our product that helps you with mood swings.
  6. hormone therapy: If your mood swings are very severe and significantly affect your everyday life, hormone replacement therapy may be considered. Talk to your doctor about this. This therapy can help to balance hormonal imbalances and alleviate symptoms.

Menopause is a time of change, but it can also be a time of growth and self-care. Mood swings are a natural part of this process. They are a sign that something is changing in your body and offer you the opportunity to take care of yourself and pay attention to your needs.

We hope that this information has helped you to better understand the background to mood swings during the menopause. Remember that you are strong and capable of coping with this phase of your life.

If you need personalised advice or support on your journey through the menopause, contact The Women Circle here.

«During the menopause, the emotional sky is sometimes bright, sometimes stormy.»

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