Mood Swings

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Mood Swings

Mood swings, including anxiety, irritability, feelings of anger, depression, agitation, and excessive emotions, can be debilitating symptoms of both premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause, causing distressing extremes that you may feel helpless to control.

Clint Ashford, MD and Rebecca Ashford, MD at The Ashford Center in Athens, Georgia specialize in the treatment of all aspects of perimenopausal problems and are dedicated to providing the most compassionate care. They design treatment plans for each patient customized to her individual needs.

Many women may begin to experience these symptoms years before the actual cessation of their periods. In these cases, Advanced Endometrial Ablation may help to eliminate mood swings. To learn more about this treatment, call The Ashford Center or book a consultation online today.

What Causes Mood Swings?

The region of the brain that controls moods is called the Limbic System. A neuroactive peptide emitted by the degenerating endometrium causes changes to the vasculature of the Limbic System, which affects mood.

Mood swings are nearly always perceived as being negative and burdensome, and they stop after Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center. If a woman’s endometrium is no longer emitting the offending neuroactive peptide, you will feel normal every day of the month!

Mood Swings Treatments

Mood swings, like many unbearable symptoms of having a period, can be treated by The Ashford Center.

To find out more about Advanced Endometrial Ablation and how it can help with your mood swings, call The Ashford Center or book a consultation online today

Call the experts at The Ashford Center today, or schedule a consultation online to learn more about this procedure.

Medical Conditions Commonly Associated With Mood Swings


The ending of a female's menstrual cycle that is accompanied by many symptoms.

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Commonly Asked Questions

When Will I Enter Menopause?

Menopause is a time when there is no more menstrual bleeding. Perimenopause is a time when the ovaries’ production of estrogen can waver and sputter before eventually ceasing altogether (menopause). This time of changing estrogen production and unbalanced hormones can present quite a rollercoaster of symptoms!

Many women begin experiencing problems with unbalanced hormones long before their periods stop. Sometimes women experience perimenopause for years. If periods become either heavier, more painful, more irregular, or last longer, these can be signs of hormonal changes during perimenopause.

Every woman is unique in how long her symptoms may last. For some women, abnormal periods may occur for as much as a decade. For other women, periods may stay fairly normal, but they begin to have hot flashes, night sweats, lack of focus, weight gain, or anxiety. It is important for women to know that there are proven and safe treatments to end all of their perimenopausal symptoms.

The Ashford Center specializes in the treatment of unbalanced hormonal cycles, including the Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedure which can end periods for good. Typically, women ranging in age from their late thirties to late fifties can find freedom from problem periods, PMS, or other hormonal-imbalance symptoms of the perimenopausal phase.

What is Low Libido?

Low libido means having a low sex drive. The desire to have sex varies enormously between different people, so it’s difficult to define what is normal in a broader sense.

Low libido is only a problem if it’s causing distress and affecting important relationships. Dr.

Clint Ashford and Dr. Rebecca Ashford are specialists in helping women who are having hormonal imbalance problems, including low libido. They are committed to providing compassionate and effective care and will customize a treatment plan that is right for each unique patient.

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with bloating?

Have you ever heard of a man complaining of bloating? Rarely, if ever. The reason is that most of the sensation that causes women to complain of “bloating” is caused by a neuroactive peptide from the shedding endometrium that triggers bowel edema (swelling within the wall of the intestine).

Some women say that they even have to wear different clothes in the premenstrual time frame or that they gain 5-10 pounds of “water weight”. Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center stops premenstrual bloating by gently removing the lining of the uterus, which means no more periods or bloating! If there is no endometrium to break down, then the neuropeptide toxins that are the culprit causing these troublesome symptoms are gone altogether!!

Dr. Clint Ashford is a pioneer and a leading expert in Advanced Endometrial Ablation, having performed thousands of these procedures with consistent and successful results that can be truly life-changing for women with this problem.

Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a safe and pain-free solution for women suffering from PMS symptoms such as bloating, as well as difficult, painful, or heavy periods.

For more information, call The Ashford Center or schedule online for a consultation today.

How long does bloating typically last?

Most women typically experience bloating well before the start of their period and will stop immediately once menstruating begins or for a few days into it.

Does alcohol and caffeine contribute to bloating?

Experts believe that both alcohol and caffeine do, in fact, contribute to bloating. Consider drinking extra water on the days leading up to your period.

What is Fatigue? (fatigue)

Fatigue is a form of extreme tiredness that causes lethargy and a slowing down of the body and mind. If you have this kind of profound fatigue, you may feel like you have no energy at all from the moment you wake until bedtime. Extra sleep doesn’t help, and trying to push through the fatigue can be impossible. You may even feel like you need to leave work early so you can go home and lie down. It’s hard to be the kind of wife and mother you’d like to be!

After Endometrial Ablation, will I ever have another period?

85% of our patients never have another period. The remainder may continue to have a day or two of spotting from time to time, especially if they have fibroids.