Sunday, April 13, 2014

How to Find Relief From Menopause and Depression

For some women who have gone their entire life with no symptoms of depression, it can be a real shock to be in menopause and depression suddenly comes on like a fog. The feelings of despair and frustration can come and go in waves.

On top of that, there is the pain and feelings of guilt that often accompany depression, which only compounds matters. There is a silver lining though! You most certainly can find out how to feel whole, balanced and happy again!

Many women find great success in using a holistic health provider to guide them. This type of depression, known as sub-clinical, is the result of a hormonal imbalance, which is the result of menopause.

It is common knowledge that the hormonal balance in a woman's body is changed during menopause. As a consequence, you might experience any number of the symptoms of menopause: night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and depression.

Many women are advised to take anti-depressants, such as Prozac, Praxil and Effexor. While this is certainly advisable in the case of clinical depression, it could be a good idea to find our first if your feelings are the result of a hormonal imbalance.

You can quickly find out a lot by taking a free test to determine if you do have a hormonal imbalance, and, if so, to what degree. A good holistic health care provider will also have a similar test you can take.

Clinical depression

This is a serious condition that requires medical attention and possibly anti-depressants. Clinical depression is typically associated with intense feeling of sadness that have no apparent cause. A common cause could be a child leaving home, fatigue from overwork, stress at work, relationship problems, etc.

When the feelings just have no apparent reason, and just will not go away in time, you need to seek medical attention. Once things are normalized, you can begin to approach your overall health from a holistic perspective.

Sub clinical depression

This is caused by the normal trauma of life, such as relationship stress, exhaustion from overwork, stress at home, etc. Sub clinical depression will generally respond quite well to restoring your hormonal balance.


The human body is an amazing creation that is always seeking a state of balance, known as homeostasis. This balance is naturally disturbed during menopause and a holistic approach to health can help you.

Once you learn to read your own personal menopause symptoms, you will know just what to do in order to restore that balance. You will feel happy and whole once again, and menopause and depression will be brought under control.

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