Mood Changes

Many women experience mood changes in menopause. They can range from more gentle shifting of moods to angry outburst and rage. There are ways to help manage your moods in menopause.

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Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
60%
experience mood changes in menopause
73%
said that mood changes negatively affect their quality of life in a significant way
7-10
average years that women experience mood changes

As estrogen drops it can directly and indirectly contribute to mood swings.  Estrogen helps to regulate some of our feel-good hormones (serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine), and as estrogen declines, we may experience a drop in those hormones as well.

Other bodily changes as a result of decreased estrogen can also affect mood.  Women may become frustrated from experiencing episodes of brain fog. Disrupted sleep may further impact cognition and lead to increased stress. Weight changes, Increased pain and painful sex can all cause upset and increased anxiety.

Given all the things woman experience during perimenopause and menopause, it’s hardly surprising our moods can be a little erratic. External stressors weigh in, too: caring for aging parents, dealing with a newly empty nest, problems in our relationships, financial worries as retirement approaches all are common in midlife and greatly impact our moods.

How we treat mood swings in menopause

We'll review your health history and listen to your symptoms.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. We'll first review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to your telemedicine visit.

During the video visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your quality of life and other symptoms you're experiencing (stress, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue).

Talk to a menopause specialist during a 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine portal.
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The mindset we have at Gennev is to focus on health. We'll provide:

Lifestyle modifications

We will assess your nutritional needs to provide recommendations for a healthy, balanced diet and daily exercise. Our practitioners may also leverage cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to support symptoms associated with mood changes.

Medical interventions

If you’re experiencing mood changes that are related to hormonal fluctuations, our doctors will review treatment options that may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Feel 100% again and thrive in menopause.

Our doctors and health coaches (RDNs) are by your side, answering your questions and to help monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time. Talk to your doctor about these changes and your Gennev doctor will adjust your treatment plan to match your new needs.

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92% of our patients report symptom relief after the first visit.

Everyone's experience with menopause is unique. That's why our integrated care model offers evidence-based treatments that are based on your personal needs.

I love when she checks up on me in between appointments. My customer experience well surpasses my expectations.
She is really good at quickly and concisely summarizing what I’ve told her in a jumbled mess and then making helpful suggestions to attain my goals. She is always up in mood, sympathetic, knowledgeable, kind, patient.

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Recommended Reading

We've interviewed leading experts in menopause over the years. These articles are a great starting point to educating yourself on this symptom (and others) of menopause.