Anger, is one of the ups and downs, a woman can feel when suffering from menopausal mood swings. If unchecked, anger can tear apart lives, and even burn bridges. For a menopausal woman, anger is completely normal and natural, but it can still be unsettling to any woman. Mood swings are a symptom of menopause that almost 50% of women deal with on a daily basis. Even though they aren’t considered abnormal, the affect they can have on a woman can be devastating, and of course it can put a strain on her life and relationships.
About mood swings and angerBoth are caused by hormonal imbalances during menopause, and these fluctuations cause serotonin to rise and fall. Serotonin is a chemical produced by the brain that regulates emotions, and without it there is little to no control. This can lead a woman to anger in the blink of an eye, or any other emotion in her spectrum. Mood swings are caused when the levels of serotonin drop, and thus regulation stops. This can lead a woman to show emotions that are extreme in comparison to what triggered the emotion in the first place.
Anger can be difficult, especially for outsiders, to know when it’s real or caused by a mood swing. This can cause great stress for both the woman, but also whoever is taking in her wrath. Any slight trigger can set a woman off into anger, at any time.
• Comments from people; co-workers, family, friends, strangers
• Children acting out
• General impatience
• Insensitivity from a spouse
These are just a few, every day actions that could send a menopausal woman into a fit of rage. More than likely if, you have to ask “is this because of a mood swing?” it isn’t. You’d know when it’s a mood swing driven anger, and when it’s not, since the anger will not match deed. Also remember that just because you’re going through menopause, it doesn’t give you a green light to hurt the ones you love, or strangers. If an outburst of anger occurs, and it wasn’t warranted, an apology can help to heal the wounds you left behind.
Final thoughtsThere are many natural options available to women who are looking to regain some control over their mood swings, and emotions. Even in more severe cases, birth control could also be an option. However, this is best determined by visiting your doctor, so that you may discuss all of the available treatments. Remember, neither menopause, nor mood swings need to rule your life, and that with all the changes will eventually come to the end.