Women, and those who care about them, have likely experienced how changes in their hormones can impact their emotions.
So, the concept that sex hormones have a powerful influence on the brain and body probably isn’t surprising to you.
Did you know that hormonal changes can make one experience extreme irritability, anger, or even rage?
In my latest article and video, I discuss why and how “perimenopause rage” (and other emotional issues) may occur.
- An overview of how hormones affect physical wellness, mental health, and the brain
- What happens during perimenopause
- The main driver of mood swings during perimenopause and the menstrual cycle
- How hormonal changes in estrogen and progesterone can cause mood alterations in perimenopause
- The role of estrogen on brain functioning and structural changes in perimenopause
- How fluctuations in estrogen can affect several brain regions (the hypothalamus, brainstem, and amygdala) leading to perimenopausal symptoms
- How to recognize hormonal imbalance symptoms in perimenopause
- Using functional lab tests to look for the root cause of perimenopausal rage
- Various integrative treatment options
- My favorite hormonal harmony hack for all women, regardless of the stage of their hormonal cycle (essential oils)
Click to read my article, which was originally posted on Rupa Health.
Note for all: Although I specifically address mood disorders in perimenopause, my hope is that everyone will take the time to understand how sex hormones influence brain processes and our moods.
Naturopathic Medicine Resources for Mood and Hormone Support
- Free resources and more education on essential oils and mind-body wellness are available to you here.
- If you are struggling with mental health issues, please seek professional help: National Mental Health Hotline
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Disclaimer: This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.