Many women in their pre menopause stage (the transitional period before actually menopause also known as perimenopause) experience several emotional symptoms of menopause besides the physical changes. These symptoms can include perimenopause anger, mood swings, pre menopause depression and many other symptoms. We’ll take a look at perimenopause and anger symptom in this article.
When something or someone intervenes with you in a negative manner, it may make you angry and it’s a very natural response to such a circumstance. However, depending on you, the situation and your emotions, anger may make you to become enraged or even furious. You also will react in many different ways. You may speak out angrily or oppositely begin to be really defensive. You possibly keep your anger to yourself, hiding your negative emotions and hurt. Or perhaps, you become reckless and even offensive.
Anger is an emotion experienced by everyone. But you are more likely to experience anger, depression and other emotional symptoms when you’re going through the pre menopause and menopause stage. If you don’t control anger in menopause and perimenopause properly, it can become an extremely harmful emotion.
Experts believe that perimenopause does not trigger anger or other emotional symptoms instead the fluctuation of progesterone and estrogen during pre menopause is the one to be blamed.
You can reduce anger and other emotional symptoms prior to menopause with just some little changes in your lifestyle.
Exercise to alleviate perimenopause anger
What you should do to reduce anger symptom in menopause and perimenopause is to follow an exercise regimen. Exercise is really great in eliminating your stress and depression since it has an antidepressant and anxiolytic (anxiety relieving) effects. If you exercise regularly, you often won’t have many mental and physical health problems.
Moreover, exercising also promotes the production of serotonin and induces the secretion of endorphins. Serotonin regulates cyclic body processes. While endorphin hormones reduce the feeling of pain and control emotions, such as anger. Exercise also remedies insomnia and helps to maintain an ideal body weight - many women in their perimenopause and menopause stage experience difficulty to sleep and gain weight easily. Read also How to Losing Weight during Perimenopause and Menopause and Weight Gain in Menopause and Perimenopause.
Simple brisk walks three times a week will give you all of the above benefits and help you to control your anger and other emotional symptoms in perimenopause and menopause.
If you have a health problem, you should seek advice from your doctor before proceeding with your exercise plan. It might need a few weeks, as much as four months, before you will see some effects in your anger and other emotional symptoms.
Diet to diminish perimenopause
The emotional aspects such as anger in a woman who is going through her pre menopause and menopause stage are greatly affected by her diets. A diet rich in protein and especially Omega-3 fatty acids is recommended. Salmon, tuna, and other cold-water fish and linseed oil are some good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. You should also reduce your intake of sugar, caffeine and carbohydrates, etc.
In addition, you can include certain supplements in your diet too to deal with perimenopause anger and other emotional symptoms:
- Amino acid tryptophan - this is a natural relaxant that lessens harassment and depression by elevating the levels of serotonin.
- Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) - It functions as a natural drug used to diminish anxiety.
- DLPA (D, L-phenylalanine) - It encourages mood-raising substances in the brain and restricts a nervous system enzyme that increases the strength of pain signals. The effectiveness of DLPA as a pain reliever is better when it’s combined with GABA.
- Tyrosene - It is a natural stimulant substance and really great to get rid of many emotional symptoms.
Anger may be a healthy, natural emotion but when the anger takes control your life causing you depressive, destructive and violent, it’s a big problem. This not only ruins you but also affects everyone and everything around you. Following a regimen of regular exercise and healthy diet is definitely beneficial for you to work through perimenopause anger and other emotional symptoms of menopause.