Menopause linked with sex steroids and irritabilityThough there is a lack of evidence and studies on the relationship between menopause and irritability, irritability is one of the biggest complaints of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

According to a recent study that evaluated samples including of 163 women, with a mean age of 55.1 years (SD = 5.7) in relation to 124 postmenopausal and 26 perimenopausal women for finding a relationship between menopause with sex steroids, gonadotrophins, prolactin and thyroid hormones, it was revealed that women with chronic disease run a high score on inward and outward irritability scales. It was remarked that though this linkage is not specifically linked with menopause, it may be influenced to some extent by the growing age of menopausal women.

The results of this study are considered by many as good enough to suggest that there is a possible link between menopause and outward irritability.


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