Anxiety, depression, and irritability is something that can affect both men and women. There are different causes of mood disorders and they sometimes do require an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. However, hormonal imbalances are an often overlooked cause of feeling “off”.
Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone are produced in every man’s body and every woman’s body. Obviously men and women have different amounts of each hormone but all three are important to both sexes. If these hormones get out of balance they can affect how you think and how you feel. It can be a gradual onset over many years or a more abrupt onset. It can be difficult for a traditional physician to pinpoint hormones as the cause of your mood disturbance.
Balancing your hormones involves the use of bio-identical hormones that are customized to your specific needs-this is done by a physician specializing in hormone balancing and can never be done correctly within the constraints of health insurance. Once your hormones are balanced you feel happier, more energetic, and overall you feel mentally balanced. Now you are able to sleep better and you have the focus and energy to eat a healthier whole food diet and to exercise more—all factors that help you to optimize your hormones which in turn, optimizes how you feel, think, and move.