Mood swings are a common symptom experienced by women going through menopause AND perimenopause. Hormonal fluctuations during this time can contribute to changes in mood, including irritability, anxiety, and depression.
Approximately 40-60% of women going through menopause AND perimenopause experience mood swings. It is a prevalent symptom that can significantly impact emotional well-being and quality of life.
The most effective treatments for mood swings during menopause and perimenopause may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore hormonal balance. Non-hormonal approaches like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), stress reduction techniques, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle can also help manage mood swings.
On average, approximately 60-80% of women report a reduction in mood swings symptoms after two months of starting menopause treatment, whether through HRT or non-hormonal approaches like CBT and lifestyle modifications.