Menopausal irritation and how to relax
Menopause is said to increase the feeling of irritable anger.
In particular, emotions associated with anger, such as irritation, may be more likely to occur due to fluctuations in hormone balance during menopause.
In this article, we will introduce the relationship between menopause and irritability, and how to deal with and alleviate it for women who are concerned about irritability.
Menopausal depression is possible
Have you ever entered menopause and feel depressed and depressed? It could be menopausal depression.
Symptoms vary from person to person. Irritability, hot flashes, high blood pressure, fatigue, and nausea may also occur. Without a tranquilizer, you may not be able to sleep, and you may be at a loss as to how to control your irritation.
These are related to the reduction of female hormones. Female hormones such as estrogen are secreted from the ovaries on command from the brain.
When you reach the age of menopause, the ovarian function declines, and commands from the brain cannot be transmitted well. As a result, female hormones decrease, leading to depressive symptoms such as decreased motivation.
If you are worried about menopausal irritation, go to a gynecologist
So, what kind of department should I see when menopausal symptoms are difficult? The answer is gynecology.
At the gynecology department, we will diagnose whether the cause of irritation is due to menopause based on age, symptoms, blood tests, etc. There are various treatment methods, and the method of replenishing the missing hormone with medicine (HRT) and Chinese medicine are common.
It has been reported that women suffering from menopause have a clearly worse quality of life than healthy women of other ages, and that HRT is particularly effective for mental symptoms such as irritability. 1).
If your symptoms are severe, don't hesitate to visit your gynecologist or family doctor.
Relax with aroma and essential oils
In addition to visiting a hospital, aromatherapy and essential oils can be used to deal with menopausal irritation. The reason is that it has a relaxing effect.
In an experiment to measure the components secreted into saliva and alpha waves of brain waves due to stress and to see the stress reaction, it was found that stress was improved by inhaling a relatively low concentration of lavender aroma 2).
There are other aromas and essential oils that act like estrogen, so it is recommended that you try to find a scent that suits you.
Other than aroma, soymilk, which contains a lot of soy isoflavones, is an ingredient that is easy to take in for people who are too busy to go to the hospital, or for those who have a slight mental disorder that is not enough to go to the hospital.
Possible premature menopause
Menopause is the period of five years before and after menopause, which is generally defined as the period from late 40s to early 50s.
On the other hand, younger generations may also experience symptoms of menopause, which is called premature menopause. Possible symptoms are similar to normal menopause, including irritability, anxiety, and depression.
Other causes include hormonal imbalance due to diet and stress. Excessive dieting can cause anemia due to iron deficiency, and symptoms similar to menopause such as dizziness and fatigue may occur.
When the symptoms are difficult, it is important to visit a hospital without overdoing it, and to do stretching, yoga, and a review of your eating habits.
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Incorporating Chinese herbal medicine may lead to alleviation of various symptoms
Taking herbal medicine is also effective for painful menopausal symptoms. Kampo medicine comprehensively reviews various things such as the person's constitution and lifestyle, and gradually improves symptoms from the inside of the body. There are various herbal medicines, but the herbal medicines that are effective for menopausal symptoms are as follows.
- Kamishoyosan: Depression, irritation, hot flashes, hot flashes, etc.
- Toki shakuyakusan: Tendency to coldness and anemia
- Keishibukuryogan: Hot flashes, headache, lower abdominal pain, etc.
There are individual differences in menopausal symptoms, and it is necessary to take Chinese herbal medicine that matches the symptoms . Kampo medicine gradually improves the symptoms, so it is easy to incorporate it into your life, so if you want to alleviate the symptoms little by little, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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I introduced menopausal irritability.
There are individual differences in how you calm down, so it might be a good idea to find a way to relax that suits you, or find a hobby that makes you feel radiant.
If you don't know if your hormone balance is disturbed, it is recommended to have an examination at a gynecologist or try a canvas test kit.
Check out the canvas inspection kit here .
1) Sumiyo Yasukawa, Hiroya Matsuo, 55(1):1-10, 2003 https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/sanpunosinpo/55/1/55_1_1/_article/-char/ja /
2) Shuichi HASHIZUME.Stress-reducing Activity of Aroma.Volume 29 Issue 1 Pages 76-81,2011 https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/islis/29/1/29_KJ00007142777/_article