Moodiness: Should You Be Worried?
That women are moody when it’s “that time of the month again” is a running joke among family and close friends. But, the “joke” actually has a scientific explanation.
According to reports, the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which fluctuate in levels depending on your menstrual cycle phase, affect your mood. This is the reason why some women experience symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome, including mood swings.
Hence, it’s essential to ask: should women be worried about “being moody?” Chances are if your moodiness is due to your menstruation, is transient, and is manageable, there’s no need to worry.
However, if your mood swings come with other symptoms, it’s probably time to talk to your doctor. That’s because mood swings can be one of the effects of a hormonal imbalance issue.
How Hormones Affect Moods
Below are some of the hormonal imbalance issues and their effects on a woman’s moods: