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Menopause and Mental Health: Navigating Mood Swings and Emotional Well-being


Published April 9, 2024

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life that marks the end of her menstrual cycle. While it is a normal part of aging, the hormonal changes that occur during menopause can significantly impact mental health and emotional well-being. Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression are common experiences for many women during this transition. Understanding these changes and how to manage them is important for maintaining overall health and quality of life.

One approach that can help manage menopausal symptoms, including mood swings and emotional changes, is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those produced by the body. BHRT helps balance hormone levels and alleviate symptoms. This can help improve mood, reduce irritability, and enhance overall well-being.

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A BodyLogicMD practitioner can assess your individual needs and create a personalized treatment plan. It may include BHRT as well as other lifestyle changes and therapies to support mental health during menopause.

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In addition to BHRT, there are several other strategies that can help manage mood swings and support emotional well-being during menopause:

Regular Exercise

Physical activity can help improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week.

Healthy Diet

Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help support overall health and mood. Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and sugar can also help stabilize mood.

Stress Management

Finding healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises, can help reduce anxiety and improve overall well-being.

Sleep Hygiene

Practicing good sleep hygiene, such as maintaining a regular sleep schedule and creating a relaxing bedtime routine, can help improve sleep quality and mood.

Support Network

Building a solid support network of friends, family, and healthcare professionals can provide emotional support and practical help during this time of change.

It’s important to remember that menopause is a natural process and that seeking help from a BHRT practitioner, such as our BodyLogicMD experts, can provide the support and guidance needed to navigate this transition gracefully and confidently. By addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of menopause, women can embrace this new phase of life with resilience and vitality.

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  • “Dr. Schultz is extremely thorough with diagnosis and treatment while her testing is extensive.   She has a wealth of knowledge about hormone replacement and areas relating to this.  Her bedside manner is refreshing and she never rushes you out of her office.   If you have ever considered looking into hormone replacement you would be well advised to start with Dr. Schultz first”

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  • “Within one week of starting HRT it felt like a thick, heavy fog was lifted from my life. I was able to get a full, restful night of sleep. With the addition of testosterone pellets my energy level, zest for life and libido went from good to fantastic!!! I feel balanced , grounded and very happy most days!”

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  • “Since I became a patient of Dr. Schultz and FINALLY found someone who could balance my hormones, I HAVE FELT BETTER THAN I DID WHEN I WAS 20!!! I swear this is true!! Because of her diagnostic genius, the level of bioidentical hormones she has fine-tuned to my individual needs have changed my life and restored me to be the best “me” I can be! Dr. Schultz is not just a doctor, I call her my HEALER 🙂 She LISTENS to me, she educates me and encourages me to take good care of myself and to make good choices, and then she allows me to make my own decisions and choices, because she respects that I am an intelligent adult and the expert on my own 58-year-old body. She treats me as a peer and her PARTNER in maintaining my own wellness, and she respects and cares about me! Our appointments start and end with a hug, and I leave her office feeling uplifted, understood, inspired, strengthened and healed in body mind and spirit. She is very holistic,  understanding that we are not just a cluster of symptoms, but that in order to have healthy bodies we must also address our issues, belief systems, and thoughts. Dr. Schultz is a wise and wonderful teacher and I am blessed to have her on my path:) And her staff is awesome too!”

    Jessica O.

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