Identifying Irritability—What’s Causing Angry Outbursts in Rational Adults?
Occasional irritability is a normal response to stressful stimuli and situations. A poor night’s sleep, hunger, or being trapped in an uncomfortable situation for which you have no control can foster irritability in even the calmest, most easygoing of individuals. Frequent or chronic irritability however, may cause interpersonal conflicts, or be an indicator of an
Menstrual Irregularity and Menopause, What’s Normal, What’s Not?
While the average life expectancy for a woman in the U.S. is roughly 84 years, nearly half of her adult life will be spent post-menopausal. Approximately 37.5 million women are either currently in menopause, or are fast approaching this time of great change. Usually one of the first things a woman notices at this time
Migraines—Prevention and Pain Management
Migraines in Middle Age—Prevention and Pain Management You’ve experienced the hot flashes, night sweats, and brain fog; dealt with insomnia, fatigue and weight gain. Just when you thought you were getting the hang of middle age with all of its hormone changes, blinding pain strikes without warning. According to national statistics, approximately 12% of Americans
Brain Fog—Your Brain on Hormones, When You Just Can’t Think
You’ve seen it. Maybe you’ve experienced it…mindlessly walking up and down the aisles of a parking lot, hand held high, furiously clicking the alarm button, in search of your ever-elusive car. Maybe you’re just stressed out you think, or have too much on your plate these days. Sometimes there’s a biological reason for your forgetfulness
Mood Changes—The Hormones and Nutrients We Need for Balanced Mental Health
What’s In a Mood? Sad, angry, anxious, overwhelmed…these are just a few of the many emotions that make up our moods. In fact, scientists have identified 27 distinct categories for emotion with many variations and degrees in between. According to the APA (American Psychiatric Association) mood is defined as a prolonged emotional state, which differs