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Hormonal Depression

Hormonal Depression and Anxiety

Women and men who suffer hormonal depression and anxiety (menopause and andropause) often complain of stress, fatigue, depressed sex drive, weight gain, and anxiety. Mild depressed mood is often the first sign of hormonal imbalance including adrenal exhaustion Mild depressed mood is often the first sign of hormonal imbalance including adrenal exhaustion.

When someone experiences a significant change in mood for an extended period of time associated with loss of interest in usual activities, has sleeping and eating disorders, and withdraws from family and friends, she or he may have depression.

Depression can happen to anyone of any age. It afflicts about twenty million Americans each year. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from depression.

Deficiencies in thyroid, testosterone, progesterone and estrogen can affect mood and lower serotonin levels. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter for mood and energy. Therefore, depression and anxiety appears when your serotonin drops due to an estrogen level declination. Testosterone deficiency has also been implicated in depression.

Anxiety refers to a complex combination of negative emotions that includes extreme fear, apprehension, and worry which is often accompanied by physical sensations such as palpitations, chest pain and/or shortness of breath. Anxiety disturbs mood, thoughts, behavior and physiological activity.

The main cause of anxiety is hormone imbalance. Estrogen in women and testosterone in men have a definite effect on mental state since they regulate the levels of cortisol which is the hormone that produces stress. If your estrogen drops, cortisol will not be controlled which produces more stress. Anxiety appears when cortisol is not properly controlled due to an estrogen level declination.

This hormonal imbalance can also cause mood changes including, mild depression, extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory changes and inability to concentrate.

Balancing hormones with BHRT, stress reduction, exercise and good nutrition can treat depression and anxiety.

schedule Hormonal Depression and Anxiety

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