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CONTROL POWERFUL EMOTIONS

I specialise in Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy to lose weight, stop smoking, gain confidence, deal with anxiety and panic at the Harley Street Hypnotherapy Clinic.

Our conscious minds are all reason and logic. Our unconscious minds run on pure emotion and have no concept of time. The word emotion comes from 'motor' meaning to move, drive, motivate. No wonder these powerful forces direct our lives and govern how we feel from day to day.

MIND BODY HORMONES

The thyroid gland produces a hormone known as thyroxine and is a typical example of an imbalanced hormone directly affecting both mind and body. When someone has too much thyroxine, all their body processes speed up. They begin to ignore the cold and perspire a great deal, their heart races and palpitates, and the intestinal muscles work faster causing diarrhoea. This increased metabolic rate burns energy much faster than usual which leads to weight loss and muscle wastage.

Conversely, too little thyroxine can produce the opposite effect and the body slows down. This person feels cold, eats little but gains weight, has a slow heart rate and a swollen, puffy appearance. The emotional impact of this deficiency leaves people feeling jaded, lethargic and depressed. The emotional impact of too much thyroxine is distressing as sufferers become extremely agitated and tense, unable to sit still or relax.

Hormone replacement therapy aims to bring deficient hormones up to what would be a normal level for each individual. Insulin controls the body's blood sugar levels and is given to combat diabetes. When a diabetic has a low level of glucose in their blood they become dizzy and weak. Emotionally, they are difficult and uncooperative, often aggressive, although largely unaware of the change in themselves.

Replacement hormones are often given after the menopause to balance declining levels of oestrogen, which is another typical example of a hormone impacting on both mind and body. Too little can lead to physical problems such as thinning bones and hot flushes and the emotional effect of low levels can produce anxiety and irritability, loss of concentration and memory, insomnia and depression.

Similar mood swings emerge when a woman is pre-menstrual and after giving birth, usually when her hormones fail to return to their normal balanced levels. The emotional impact can be severe depression, aggression and irritability.

The popularity of replacement therapy during and after menopause has been hailed as a mixed blessing. Some doctors are cautious about side effects and warn this is not an elixir of youth. Others believe that it is unnatural for women to be without oestrogen saying nature never intended it to be this way. Two hundred years ago, when life expectancy averaged around 35 years, a woman's child-bearing years would end as she neared forty. Her remaining years would be so short that she was unlikely to experience life with lower oestrogen levels.

Today, administering naturally-occurring hormones to boost existing levels is a fashionable episode in medicine. As well as female hormones, people are now taking growth hormone which is credited with reversing the ageing process, and melatonin which is said to combat jet lag and insomnia. I use the word fashionable quite deliberately, because these hormones reflect trends and their popularity varies from one year to the next but the use of any substance to check the natural ageing process prompts a great many philosophical questions.

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