Do Perimenopause Symptoms Include Depression?
Recent medical findings have shown that all perimenopausal women are vulnerable to depression. The years leading up to perimenopause are not the only indicator of perimenopause symptoms including actual depression.
A research project studied 450 women with perimenopause symptoms with no history of depression for six years. When menstrual irregularities indicated perimenopause symptoms, the study group became twice as susceptible to depression. Interesting, the theory is that women’s brains do not respond well to hormonal flux.
Hormone replacement therapy treats depression, but it’s not the only choice. And that’s important because there are now well-known side effects with hormone therapy. The study further showed that the use of an anti-depressant in women with perimenopause symptoms do just as well on an anti-depressant as hormone replacement therapy – actually, the anti-depressant drug was better at beating perimenopause symptoms of depression, better than hormone replacement therapy.
Further research is currently underway and many practitioners have different viewpoints but the use of all-natural progesterone natural balancing creams are working well for a significant number of women. One such product, which can be found at www.ihd.myarbonne.com, is a botanical based cream to help the body balance naturally and is conveniently packaged with a pre-metered pump.
Natural balancing creams are applied to the soft tissues, including chest, inner arms, neck, face, palms of the hand, and soles of the feet (with the best results rotating applications to different soft tissues).
Natural alternatives are a growing source of relief to women with perimenopause symptoms, early menopause symptoms, and symptoms of menopause. While the causes of night sweats are not yet fully understood, all-natural balancing creams are showing themselves to be a practical solution.