Are you suffering from mood swings, irritability, or anxiety?
If so, we have you covered. In this article, we explore the primary reasons why you are feeling this way and what you can do yourself to stop experiencing these feelings.
How common are mood swings and anxiety?
The first and most important thing to understand is you certainly are not alone. It is very common to feel like this; however, it is not "normal" to feel like this. The second important aspect to understand is that if you are feeling moody, irritable, and/or anxious, most often, there is a physical cause for feeling this way. It is often not a mental cause, but a physical cause making you feel this way. When you can understand this, you can take proactive steps to reduce or eliminate the physical reasons why you are feeling this way. Let's look at these causes.
Hormonal fluctuations are the most common cause of feeling moody, irritable, and anxious. I can hear you asking yourself however that you have had your hormonal levels tested and they are normal. Yes they are. But hormonal levels are not the cause of mood swings, irritability and anxiety. It is the fluctuations and it is almost impossible to test for this as hormones shift every second of the day.
The way to reduce these fluctuations is to regulate your hormone control centre in your brain. Your hypothalamus and pituitary glands are the master control centre for the regulation of hormones in the body. You can assist these glands to improve hormone regulation with herbal medicines contained in Happy Hormones which act as adaptogens. Adaptogens stimulate your hypothalamus and pituitary to balance your hormones. It is the perfect inbuilt system we often forget about when looking to manage hormones. Instead doctors often prescribe hormones for these symptoms which only make matter worse in the long term.
Stress is the most common disruptor of your hormonal control centre. Ensuring that you are managing your stress levels and releasing stress on a daily basis is critically important in assisting the body to reduce these hormonal fluctuations and balance your hormones in the long term.
Natural ingredients such as Withania, Rhodiola, and Magnesium, which are all contained in Happy Calm, can be beneficial during times of stress to calm the nervous system and cope better with stressful situations. As an added side effect, these ingredients will also improve your sleep quality, which assists in hormonal control.
The other factor to release stress is regular exercise. Make sure you are doing something everyday to release the stress.
Poor hormone metabolism
When you do not break down your hormones efficiently then hormones can recirculate. When hormones recirculate in your blood, they can have a 2x to 3x effect on your system. This effect can disrupt your hormonal equilibrium and cause mood swings, irritability, and anxiety.
The secret to improving hormone metabolism or clearance is through improving your liver and digestive health. Your liver needs to break down your hormones, and digestion needs to eliminate them. If either or both are not working efficiently then hormones will recirculate and contribute to your hormonal fluctuations. We suggest supporting your liver with Happy Liver and building a healthy digestive tract through Happy Greens, which is loaded with probiotics.
Mood swings, irritability and anxiety can have significant effects on your quality of life. No one wants to go through life feeling moody, irritable and anxious. Feeling this way impacts on your own happiness, your relationships, ability to study and work.
Understanding that there is a physical cause of these feelings can help you to take proactive steps to improve how you are feeling and take back control of your life. We are here to help you on that journey.