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Why Does Your Menstrual Cycle Cause Mood Swings?

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Gina Hodge

Curejoy Expert Gina Hodge Explains:

Apart from the physical changes a woman experiences during her menstrual cycle, there are emotional turbulences that make it a real roller coaster ride of feelings for everyone involved. Things look bright and sunny one day and on other days trivial matters drive her up the ceiling.

Researchers attribute most of the spikes and troughs to the fluctuations in the hormone estrogen, which the body produces to prepare the body for conception. Estrogen has a direct bearing on the “feel good” mood regulating neurotransmitter, serotonin (increasing its production and sensitivity) that explains the highs of chirpiness and lows of depression that most women goes through every month.

Apart from the hormonal changes, physical disturbances (majorly arising from hormonal imbalances) like poor health, cramps, bloating, cravings, sore breasts, weight gain, migraines, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, and fatigue can cause or intensify irritability, mood swings, depression, and other psychological disturbances.

If you add the emotional stresses like overwork, stress, and lack of social support, it can wreak havoc in a woman’s sense of well being and balance. Understanding a woman going through these times is vitally important to make the process natural and non-stressful. Women should eat a healthy diet, exercise, take supplement and rest properly to avoid moods from getting out of hand and to accept the changes naturally.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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AnneyAuster
AnneyAuster 5pts

Menstrual cycle changes can cause mood swings that can be hard to manage because their unpredictability and variations in severity and frequency. Women often experience mood swings during certain times of their menstrual cycle when hormone levels change, affecting the chemical make-up of the brain and women's moods. There are lots of supplements available that help to manage the menopause symptoms. Read to know more about it at: http://bit.ly/1fs59sE

Ramesh Parihar
Ramesh Parihar 5pts

Suggest treatment of malasma i try lots of trtmts but no cure at all

Shreya Deborah
Shreya Deborah 5pts

Thanks hubby for understanding me in these moments

Donna M. Harker
Donna M. Harker 5pts

No but the hormone change can as the hormones come from the thyroid that tell your body its time to have a cycle it is also the same organ that controls the hormone that enhances your mood and for some but not all about 15 days before their cycle they start bloating and then cramps and moodiness occurs when your body is preparing for your egg to drop certain hormones get a higher priority while other hormones take a slightly less important roll and that would include mood enhancement hormones because your body needs you to rest be calm not jumping up and running around trying to get as much done as a robot can do.