FAQ: After coming into menopause I have noticed that my irritability level seems to be much shorter. I find that little things tend to really get under my skin whereas they didn’t before. Is this normal?A: Yes, irritability during menopause is completely normal. There is nothing to worry about. The cause for this has everything to do with the hormonal changes during menopause. Just as some women experienced short tempers during PMS, the same can be true during this phase of life as well.
FAQ: I have always been an even tempered person, but now that I am in my menopause I keep getting annoyed easily. I spoke to my doctor and he said this is normal. My question is: what can I do about it?A: Unfortunately, it is a commonplace for even mild temper women to have mood swings during menopause. This is due to her hormonal fluctuations and other changes in her body such as dealing mentally with the fact that she can no longer have children. There are things that women can do to help alleviate this. Practicing alone time and relaxation or meditation will help. Also, changing her diet to better control the hormone levels will make a difference in the mood swings.
FAQ: My husband seems to be getting the brunt of my mood swings. Is there any advice on how to better handle things when I am feeling irritated?A: This is usually the case for women’s loved ones; they will take on the mood changes most of the time because they are the closest to the woman. However, there is help during this time. Her loved ones should offer reassurance and love. The best way to make the situation worse is to argue with her. It is not her fault she is feeling irritable, it is the hormonal and emotional changes.
FAQ: Are there any vitamins and/or supplements that can help me with my irritability? I get have been getting so bothered by everything and everyone lately. It is starting to carry over to my business as well. I have become a bit more cross with my employees since I have gone into menopause.A: Not to worry, this is normal for many women in menopause. In fact, there are some vitamins and supplements, as well as dietary changes that will help most women control their irritability. B vitamins and vitamins D and A can all aid in lessening the effects of irritability. Vitamin D plays an especially big part in women being irritable when its level is low. Adding in soy products can also help in hormone levels, which will aid in irritability issues for most women.
For women experiencing menopausal irritability can benefit from daily physical activity and a diet change that excludes processed foods. The last thing women should consider is hormone replacement therapy, HRT. These dangerous theories have been linked to a higher risk of developing cancer. It is always better to go with a natural option in the long run.
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