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We share the facts about hormones — because when it comes to managing your symptoms, knowledge is power.

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Mood Q&A with Dr. Liss, OB-GYN

What role does serotonin play in menopause mood swings?

Serotonin, a brain chemical involved in mood regulation, plays a role in menopause mood swings. Estrogen affects serotonin movement in the nervous system. As estrogen levels fluctuate during menopause, serotonin levels can also change, leading to unpredictable mood swings.

How can lifestyle changes help with mood swings during menopause?

Some lifestyle changes can help manage mood swings during menopause. Get enough protein and omega-3's in your diet. Getting enough sleep reduces irritability and mood swings. Exercise can relieve stress and improve mood. Find healthy ways to relieve stress and seek social support. Talk to your doctor if you need additional help.

Can menopause affect my mental health?

Yes, menopause can cause changes in mood and can increase the risk of depression and anxiety. It’s important to seek support and speak with a healthcare provider if you’re experiencing mental health concerns during menopause.

Does menopause cause mood changes?

Yes, menopause can cause mood changes. Changing hormone levels affect serotonin, a brain chemical that controls moods. This can lead to mood swings, from happiness to anger/irritability or sadness. About one-third of people going through menopause experience them. Lack of sleep, which is common during the menopause transition, can also significantly impact mood. Talk to a healthcare provider if you’re experiencing mental health concerns.

What are some strategies on how to control mood swings during menopause?

Eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, find stress-relief activities, connect with others, and talk to your doctor about options like therapy and medications.


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