Men's and Women's
Specialty Health Centers
Hormone and Infertility Clinic in Noblesville, Indiana


Restrain Depression During Menopause
Posted on March 25, 2016 9:17 AM by Dr. Mac
Categories: Menopause
Physical changes during menopause are not the only changes a woman notices but emotional changes too.  While these changes are common, they should be taken seriously to avoid the chance of being depressed.  Ordinarily, women are more likely to experience depression than men with adults in the age group of 45-64 being at a higher risk.  Fortunately, there are ways to cope with these emotional changes and diminish the risk of experiencing depression during menopause.
Take Control With Menopause Treatment In Indianapolis
Symptoms of depression usually start in the early stages of menopause as hormone levels fluctuate.  In the beginning, you might dismiss feelings of fatigue and sleep problems for menopause without knowing it could be the start of depression.  Become aware of the causes and risks associated with depression to stop it from negatively impacting your health.  Left untreated, depression can develop into a serious medical condition.
A variety of factors may increase your chances of depression such as genetics, abuse in the past, medications, death of a loved one, and major events in life.  Awareness of these causes enables you to find out in advance about the risk of becoming depressed so estrogen levels are monitored on a regular basis.  How do you plan on coping with your emotional changes during menopause?
Tips To Handle Your Emotions
With just 10 minutes a day, exercise improves physical health and mood as your body releases chemicals, called endorphins that reduce anxiety and lower rates of depression.  Endorphins interact with receptors in your brain and trigger a positive feeling in the body!  As well, quality sleep is vital for promoting physical health and managing symptoms of depression.
Declining estrogen levels may increase mood swings during menopause that eventually lead to the onset of depression.  Control your hormone levels with menopause treatment in Indianapolis by contacting Dr. Mac or Kristi so you experience fewer symptoms and prevent avoidable suffering.
David McLaughlin, MD