Although we are learning much more about the symptoms women experience throughout menopause, what is most often discussed are the physical effects. In addition to hot flashes, night sweats, and low libido, significant emotional symptoms can occur as hormones fluctuate. In the Houston area office of Dr. Taryll Jenkins, women can discuss their concerns with an experienced, friendly team of professionals.
According to statistics, more than fifty percent of women who report physical symptoms of menopause also experience noticeable mood swings. Fluctuations in mood may occur abruptly and with alarming frequency. The emotional reaction to a trigger may seem inappropriately strong. Because mood is associated with hormone levels, a woman may find it very difficult to control her emotions throughout the day.
Mood swings can be a distressing part of menopause. Some of the ways mood swings may be experienced include:
When you recognize that mood swings may a symptom of menopause, you gain new perspective in understanding yourself. Understandably, you want to enjoy stability in your emotional wellness regardless of your stage of life. If you are finding it difficult to control your mood with healthy lifestyle and self-care habits, it is time to discuss your concerns with a trusted physician.
Estrogen influences serotonin, also known as the happiness hormone. When the production or uptake of this chemical is disrupted, emotional balance can be difficult to maintain. This is the direct cause of mood swings. Additionally, the physical effects of menopause put a woman under stress. Discomfort from bouts of excessive sweating, fatigue from lack of quality sleep, and several other symptoms play a role in emotional wellness throughout menopause.
With the advances that have occurred in reproductive and anti-aging medicine, there is no reason to suffer the ill-effects of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy continues to be a wonderful solution for regaining your physical and emotional equilibrium.
Find out how a customized hormone replacement program can help you manage the symptoms of menopause. Call 855-346-8610 today.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.