Those tiny little chemical messengers called hormones cast a very large net over your health, including your mental and emotional health. This very much includes your reproductive hormones, as a drop in these chemicals can lead to mood swings that affect your quality of life — and those around you!
If you’re tired of your moods going to extremes, Dr. Moisés Irizarry-Román and the team at No Mercy Sports Medicine in Miami, Florida, offer hormone replacement therapy that can place you on more sound emotional and mental footing.
The role that certain hormones play can be obvious, especially when it comes to your sex hormones, which are largely tasked with facilitating reproduction. What many people don’t realize is that these hormones also influence other areas of your health, such as your emotional and mental health.
An example is estrogen and progesterone hormones in women. When women pass through menopause, the levels of these hormones fluctuate dramatically, often sending them on an emotional roller coaster.
The reason for this is that estrogen is associated with the production of serotonin in your brain, which is a mood-regulating neurotransmitter. In fact, serotonin is often called the “feel-good” hormone, so when production wanes, your moods can take a hit.
For men, if your testosterone levels fall, this can lead to a comparatively higher level of stress hormones like cortisol. These stress hormones can lead to increased anxiety and considerable mood swings.
While there are more direct links between your hormone levels and your mood swings, there are equally as powerful indirect connections. The changes that come with declining reproductive hormone levels are often unwelcome, such as weight gain, loss of energy, declining sexual health, and more, and these changes can be hard to accept.
As a result, many women who go through menopause and men who experience low testosterone levels are more prone to mood disorders, including depression, as well as heightened anxiety.
At No Mercy Sports Medicine, we offer hormone replacement therapies for both men and women in order to fight back against hormone-related changes, including mood swings. How we deliver these hormones and in what dosages varies from patient to patient.
Our overriding goal is to address your hormone deficit and to improve your quality of life through HRT, and we can do that through hormone:
To figure out which HRT is right for smoothing out your mood swings — and addressing other side effects of low hormones — contact Dr. Irizarry-Román to schedule a consultation.