Here's How Your Hormones Affect Your Mood

Many factors can influence your mood, from the changing weather to your own internal systems. Controlled by a structure in your brain called the hypothalamus, your hormones make a big difference in your emotional state, causing both good and bad mood patterns. Regulating your hormones can significantly improve and balance your emotional health and resolve mood disorders. At Grassroots Healthcare of Tulsa, Oklahoma, we help male and female patients rebalance their hormones and improve their overall sense of well-being and vitality.

For women

For women who have a menstrual cycle, the interplay of the hormones estrogen and progesterone has significant impacts on moods. Post-menopausal women often experience mood changes as their hormone balance shifts. While balanced hormone production will leave you in a good mood, imbalances can disrupt your emotional health.

If you have too much estrogen in relation to your progesterone levels, a condition known as “estrogen dominance,” you may experience symptoms including irregular periods, lowered libido, bloating, swelling and water retention, and mood swings. Hormone therapy using progesterone that has been treated for better absorption into the body restabilizes your emotions and lets you get back to functioning at your best. At Grassroots Healthcare, we have deep expertise in women's health and understand the way that hormones impact your physical and emotional well-being.

For men

Testosterone, one of the major male sex hormones, plays a big part in men's emotional health. Testosterone levels in both sexes increase during puberty. In men, testosterone levels naturally decrease after the age of about 30, and by the age of 50 testosterone may be significantly reduced.

If your testosterone drops below the range considered healthy, you may see symptoms including low energy, depression, and mood swings. Simple hormone replacement therapy treatments, available in many formats, including gels, patches, and oral medications, can dramatically improve your mood. Raising your testosterone levels back to normal will also bring increased vitality to your libido, and may raise your energy quotient overall.

Thyroid issues

In both male and female patients, thyroid activity is key to hormone balance and healthy mood. If your thyroid hormones are missing, you become more prone to depression, and may suffer from a general lack of energy. We can measure your thyroid hormone levels and, if necessary, use hormone therapies to bring them to a healthy level for your body. Depression symptoms often resolve after hormone therapy treatment, and patients start feeling like themselves again.

If you're struggling with poor overall mood, persistent depression, or emotional swings, getting your hormone levels checked is a good place to start bringing yourself back into balance. At Grassroots Healthcare, Providers Kyndol Ray, Kelly Stemm, and Dr. Melita Tate use a holistic approach to care for your body and emotions. For hormone problems, we start with a simple blood or saliva test to assess your relative levels and diagnose any deficiencies. We also offer a direct care program for a monthly fee. To schedule your first appointment and start treating your hormone imbalance issues, call our office today, or book online.

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