MENOPAUSAL MOOD SWINGS

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many women find their tem­per is hard to con­trol around the time of the menopause as fluc­tu­at­ing hor­mones play havoc with our emo­tions. “Women of menopausal age of­ten drive them­selves very hard and make ev­ery­one else their pri­or­ity, of­ten lead­ing to stress,” says Dr rose­mary leonard, author of menopause – the an­swers (£14.99, orion). “if left to stew, this stress, mixed with hor­monal changes, can re­sult in sud­den out­bursts of anger.” Be kind to your­self and take time out of your sched­ule to re­lax and make ‘you’ a pri­or­ity. learn to say no, es­pe­cially if you have a lot of weight on your shoul­ders. “Don’t be afraid to talk to your doc­tor – not only are they im­par­tial, but they will be able to find the best treat­ments to sup­port you through this time,” says rose­mary. “ex­er­cise can help be­cause it has been sci­en­tif­i­cally proven to boost your mood and re­lieve stress and anx­i­ety. it’s also worth ex­plor­ing herbal reme­dies such as st John’s Wort which could help to im­prove your mood.”

“Ex­er­cise can help be­cause it has been sci­en­tif­i­cally proven to boost your mood and re­lieve stress and anx­i­ety”

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