Anxiety is a common symptom of menopause it is when you are continually worried or tense.
When is anxiety more than just worry?
Anxiety is constant sense of worry over normal everyday events out of proportion to the degree of concern they merit.
Its a difficult feeling to shake off, leaving you feeling irritable and constantly on edge.
For some it can lead to sleeplessness and other symptoms of menopause such as headaches and memory lapses.
The link between anxiety and menopause
Often women may suffer from anxiety earlier than the onset of other symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, so they don’t associate it with menopause.
When female hormones start to fluctuate in the early stages of perimenopause, estrogen levels start to decline.
Estrogen plays an important part in managing the chemical activities in our brain.
When there are high levels of estrogen you feel great, but when they are low your mood can plummet and anxiety can set in.