Menopause and Depression – The Blues Are a Big Symptom of Menopause

by Laura Ramirez on July 28, 2011

Menopause and depression: one of the most difficult aspects of the change of life are the mood swings and resulting depression. It’s no fun to be in a funk at any stage of life, but when you’re suffering from menopause symptoms like hot flashes, loss of libido, weight gain, night sweats, chills, etc, experiencing the blues on top of this can really make your life spiral out of control.

The problem with depression is that it sneaks up on you and has a lot of symptoms that women do not usually associate with. In short, women may not realize that they’re depressed. They may think, just ᅠas I did, that life is no longer working for them, that their hopes and dreams and maybe even life itself is pointless. Some of these symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, an impending sense of doom, guilt, feelings of irritability.

Depression is one of the most devastating symptoms of perimenopause. Unfortunately, most women do not even recognize depression for what it is. It doesn’t help that people around them are also unable to identify depression and misunderstand symptoms.

Often, women nearing the age of menopause are burdened with stress. Typically, their profile could include growing children, difficult workplace and caring for aging parents. When too many roles have to be juggled, it leads to toxic stress. ᅠToxic stress leads to further imbalance in hormones, which in turn contributes to mood swings or depression.ᅠ……

The second thing that women do not often realize is that menopause and depression are a result of falling hormone levels. In addition to protecting brain, heart and bone health, female hormones stabilize mood and help to create a positive outlook on life. This is why hormone therapy in the form of synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones or natural remedies can help alleviate the symptoms of menopause, including depression.

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Symptoms of menopause and depression can be relieved with HGH.

Another thing that you can do is to take a supplement to boost your HGH levels (human growth hormone) naturally.  What this can do for post menopausal women is pretty exciting: increased metabolism, reduced body fat, heightened libido and energy. These benefits alone can improve your outlook on life and stop depression in its tracks. Much more convenient than injections, an HGH supplement contains amino acids, peptides and nutrients that help release more of this important hormone into your body.

How about you? Do you think you might be suffering from depression related to menopause? What have you tried that has helped?

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