Q. Can hormonal imbalance cause periodic depression and anxiety?

Answered by
Dr. Akanksha Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 11, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have a lot of anxiety and periodic depression, and also I have high pitta and vata. First, I tried Shatavari, which helped, but I quit when I started experiencing breast tenderness and discomfort. Then I tried to take brahmi, but it was causing a lot of pitta and vata. Which herb should I take?

Please advise.



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Kindly let me know if you are married, whether you have children, how long you have had this issue, and whether you have previously undergone surgery or another type of treatment. Have you ever undergone any tests, including thyroid or other investigations? Also, let me know whether you have regular periods. Please provide me with all of your information. I must have all of your information for appropriate treatment. I would appreciate receiving your reports.

The Probable causes:

The probable cause is hormonal imbalance.

Investigations to be done:

I suggest you to take thyroid stimulating hormone test.

Probable diagnosis:

The probable diagnosis is anxiety.

Treatment plan:

I suggest you to take Saraswatarishta two teaspoons after meal, Avipattikar churna empty stomach and drink aloevera juice in morning

Preventive measures:

Do not take oily, spicy and outside food.

Regarding follow up:

Please let me know all above information to give you appropriate treatment.and follow up after five days.

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