Over the years, there is a natural decline of hormone production in the body. In other cases, people may suffer a decline due to a medical condition. In either case, decreased hormone production can cause changes in mood and even result in psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy may be able to help you improve your overall mood, as well as address a number of other physical and emotional symptoms that hormone deficiency could result in. A qualified medical professional could discuss your treatment options during a private consultation and help determine whether HRT is the right course of action for you.
Mood swings can stem from any number of external or internal stressors, from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to psychiatric conditions like ADHD, to even the simple up and downs of everyday life. However, when women enter menopause or men enter andropause, the resulting lack of hormone production can lead to energy loss and dramatic mood swings, among many other symptoms.
The connection between hormone loss and mood swings has to do with the biochemical makeup of the human brain, and more specifically the delicate balance of various hormones and neurotransmitters that allows for normal brain function. Whether it stems from natural aging or from a medical condition, a lack of estrogen or testosterone inside the brain can cause a biochemical imbalance, potentially leading to dramatic neurological effects.
Fortunately, modern hormone replacement therapy treatments may be able to replace the hormones your brain no longer produces or cannot optimally produce with bioidentical substitutes. By restoring the balance of chemicals inside your brain, HRT could improve your mental health as you go through menopause or andropause.
Of course, mood issues are far from the only symptoms of hormone deficiency that HRT could help address. For women going through menopause, hormone replacement therapy could help restore bone density, alleviate hot flashes and joint pain, clear up brain fog, and even help reduce wrinkles. In men, hormone replacement therapy could help restore sex drive and improve general physical wellbeing.
If you are suffering from mood swings, irritability, loss of motivation, or similar emotional issues, hormone replacement therapy may be a safe and effective way to improve your mood. However, this kind of treatment is not the right fit for everyone, so you should always consult with a physician first about what would be best for you. Call today to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Edward Jacobson.