Ladies, we all know those moments when we feel angry, frustrated and emotional, sometimes for no apparent reason. Often we blame this on our hormones. And that’s not just a lame excuse, no matter what your partner says. Hormones, do in fact, play a very important role in women’s health and well being. When hormone levels fluctuate, this can impact on your mood, sexual desire, fertility and ovulation, even socialising.
What causes a hormonal imbalance?
Hormone problems are common, so you if you feel that you are experiencing a hormonal imbalance, then you are not alone. There are certain causes which can throw off your body’s natural chemistry. Common culprits are menopause, pregnancy, menstrual cycle, the contraceptive pill, and lifestyle factors such as inconsistent sleep patterns, exposure to toxins 9personal and environmental), stress, a poor diet and lack of exercise. Other causes can be thyroid issues or diabetes.
Women's Health Week
So naturally its all about the hormones ladies:
Mastering Your Hormones
PERIMENOPAUSE and MOOD CHANGES
About 1 in 10 women experiences depression, anxiety or feelings of inadequacy around peri menopause, but the reason why leaves many professionals baffled. Some studies show symptoms are related to 1. hormonal changes, others suggesting symptoms were common when women had 2. pre existing conditions such as coping generally or menstrual mood changes.
Relating to no 1, a woman's attitude to menopause and ageing affect her peri menopausal experience. Women with a negative attitude to either or both were found to be much more likely to experience problems than women who saw menopause and ageing as positive experiences. Peri menopausal mood changes are seen to be coincidental to rather than caused by the hormonal changes at peri menopause.
In one study peri menopausal women recovering from depression had higher levels of oestrogen in their urine as they improved. Sleep depriv...
6 Life-Changing Strategies to Boost Mood, Build Resilience, and Increase Happiness
Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships. Whether you’re looking to cope with a specific mental health problem, handle your emotions better, or simply to feel more positive and energetic, there are plenty of things you can do to take control of your mental health—starting today.
What does it mean to be mentally healthy?
Mental health refers to your overall psychological well-being. It includes the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your relationships, and your ability to manage your feelings and deal with difficulties.
Good mental health isn't just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally or emotionally healthy is much more than being fr...