How Hormonal Imbalances Cause Depression & Anxiety In Women

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Ask any woman alive today and she’ll tell you that there is an infinite number of reasons why it’s beyond great to be a female. Suffering from depression and anxiety (while not the sole preserve of women), are not two of those reasons and when these issues are caused by hormonal imbalances, they can be particularly challenging to treat.

How does a hormone imbalance cause anxiety?

Stress hormones, more precisely “cortisol” can cause all sorts of mental health and anxiety-related issues for women and when you add adrenaline to the mix, this can leave you feeling anxious and when this happens, feelings of anxiety can cause your body to increase its production of stress hormones, causing something of a vicious circle.

Now you could be feeling increased levels of anxiety due to a major life event, loss or trauma but when those issues are compounded with a hormone imbalance it can cause some issues coping.

What are some of the signs of hormonal imbalance related anxiety?

If you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms for prolonged periods, give our team a call to see how we can help.

  • Worry
  • Intense periods of unexplained fear
  • Agitation
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Suicidal thoughts (immediately seek the assistance of a healthcare professional)
  • The fear of “losing control” or not being able to take charge of normal situations

All of these symptoms can be compounded and be experienced as singular events or as a multitude of symptoms at different times, or at once and they’re not pleasant at all. Speak to our team today.

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