Mood Swings Specialist

The Ashford Center

Gynecologists & Advanced Endometrial Ablation Specialists located in Athens, GA & Duluth, GA

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.

Mood Swings

What are mood swings?

Mood swings are rapid changes in the way you feel. For example, you might feel happy and content one minute, then burst into tears; or you might feel calm and then suddenly become angry and lose your temper. Some women simply feel a steady level of anxiety, or irritability, or depression, or anger.

These changes in your emotions can be exhausting and frustrating because you never know how you’re going to feel at any given time, making it hard to manage all the activities in your day. These swings of mood may affect family life as well as productivity at work.

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, she’ll feel normal every day of the month!!   

Will Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with my mood swings?

YES.  After Dr. Clint Ashford carries out your Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedure, you will no longer have periods or many of the symptoms associated with your periods, including mood swings. Undergoing Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center only takes a few minutes, and it’s minimally invasive, so discomfort is minimal.

You need to be sure childbearing is complete before undergoing Advanced Endometrial Ablation, as you’ll be unable to conceive after removal of the endometrium.

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.