Many moods of women: Is it because of hormonal imbalance or no reason?

Many moods of women: Is it because of hormonal imbalance or no reason?

Women often go through many mood swings. One can never understand when she can become highly irritated and angry from her brilliantly good mood. Sometimes these mood swings are because of the hormonal changes in her body or the lifestyle choices she had made.

Here are some of the common reasons behind many moods of a woman:

Premenstrual Syndrome

This syndrome occurs two-three weeks ahead of the menstruation cycle. In this time period, women are prone to mood shifts, fatigue, bloating, and depression among others. This PMS is quite common and almost 90 percent of women across the globe experience this. The symptoms may vary from month to month and it gets improved with age. Various researches are still on to find the exact reason behind the PMS. Some also believe that shifts in the levels of estrogen in women’s bodies are the reason behind the changes in mood and behavior.

Stress

Various reports have suggested that the stress level in India is quite high as compared to other developed and developing nations. About 89 percent of India’s population is going through some sort of stress or other. Stress is one of the leading causes of many health issues. And, the most visible impact of stress can be seen in one’s mood. The impact of stress is mostly witnessed in women as they always try to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives.

Imbalances in hormones

As discussed above, fluctuating estrogen levels in women is one of the main reasons behind various moods in women. Besides estrogen other hormones can also contribute in women’s shift in moods. A common hormonal disorder Hyperthyroidism, a condition where thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, also can switch women’s mood and cause other symptoms too.

Puberty

Changes in mood is very common during puberty. The child’s emotions get very intense during this phase, resulting in the change in their mood quite quickly, randomly and frequently.

Menopause

If a woman is undergoing menopause or nearing to their menopausal phase, she goes through a wide range of symptoms including mood swings, hot flashes, low sex drive and insomnia. This happens because during the menopausal phase, the estrogen level in women’s bodies drops tremendously. That’s why we sometimes suggest hormone replacement drugs to the pre-menopausal women to deal with the challenging circumstances.

Treating the mood swings

Though you cannot avoid these health conditions, you can surely control your mood swings to a larger extent by making certain modifications in your life. When you exercise and make some dietary modifications, you produce a feel-good hormone and alleviate stress and boost mood.

  • Get regular exercise for half an hour at least
  • Say no to alcohol, caffeine and sugar
  • Calcium supplements are best for curing depressions and fluctuation in emotions
  • Eating smaller meals a day stabilizes your mood
  • A sound sleep of seven-eight hours is must
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Dr Manju Gupta

Senior Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecologist, Motherhood Hospital, Noida
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