Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Today to Tackle Menopausal Mood Swings

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Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Today to Tackle Menopausal Mood Swings

Menopause is a significant life event that affects women’s bodies in many ways, and one of the most noticeable is mood swings. Approximately 23 percent of women experience mood swings before, during, or after menopause. The hormonal fluctuations that occur during this time are the main cause of mood swings, leading to irritability, depression, and anxiety. In addition, life changes such as a lack of sleep, growing responsibilities, and the need to adapt to a new stage of life can make mood swings worse.

While medications and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can help some women manage their symptoms, not all women are suitable candidates for these options, and they can have negative side effects. Fortunately, there are many other ways women can cope with menopausal mood swings.

Get Enough Sleep

One of the most important ways to manage mood swings is to get enough sleep. Women should avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and coffee, and take naps during the day if possible.

Lifestyle Adjustments

Lifestyle changes can also help. Women should take time to assess their responsibilities and think about what they need to change to support their evolving needs.


Therapy is another option. Hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have both been proven to help women significantly during menopause.

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga

Women can also try alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, massage, and meditation. These therapies help manage symptoms by promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Take time to exercise regularly, as physical activity can help regulate mood and reduce stress levels.

Diet and Exercise

Try to avoid certain foods that you know may trigger hot flashes and night sweats. Common culprits include coffee, spicy foods, and alcohol.

Menopausal mood swings can be difficult to manage, but you have options and you aren’t alone! You can take proactive steps to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life during this time. The most important thing is to take care of oneself, be patient and seek support from friends, family, and healthcare professionals. Menopause can be a challenging time, but it is also a time of growth and self-discovery.

If menopause and balancing hormones is something you’re concerned about, hit reply and let me know how I can support you.

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