What Causes Depression During Menopause?

While it’s normal to have some emotional ups-and-downs during menopause, they can take a toll on your well-being and your relationships with loved ones if they turn into symptoms of depression. The best way to nip depression in the bud is to understand the symptoms so you can get personalized support as soon as possible:

Depression During Menopause

Symptoms Of Menopause-Related Depression

Your body experiences drastic changes in hormonal levels (estrogen) during menopause that affect serotonin and norepinephrine. This can result in your severe mood swings and negative thoughts.

Psychological Symptoms of menopause-related depression include…

  • Sadness
  • Low energy level
  • Hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Insomnia or excessive need of sleep
  • Change in appetite that leads to weight gain or weight loss
  • As well as suicidal thoughts or attempts

Physical symptoms of menopause-related depression…

  • Unexplained aches and pains (e.g, headaches and stomachaches)
  • Digestive problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Frequent urination
  • Hyperventilation
  • Muscle tension

Treating Menopause Related Depression

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms for an extended period of time, make sure to discuss with your doctor. Besides conventional medications, you can also explore exercising, using supplements, seeking emotional support, and using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy from NuFemme Medical to help overcome your depression.

Hormone therapy with NuFemme Medical is a safe and powerful option that can help you get back control over your life. Contact a NuFemme medical provider today to learn more about how the benefits of a customized hormone balancing plan that can help you safely and effectively manage depression.