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Wouldn’t the menstrual cycle make a woman unable to effectively be president because of mood swings and tantrums during PMS and Menopause?  

I found this question on Yahoo Answers and wanted to share it on my site. This is a good and legitimate question because most people view older women as difficult and unpredictable due to their erratic hormonal behavior.

The short answer:  It depends on how much estrogen she has.

The long answer:  Society has become accustomed to the symptoms of estrogen deficiency and is willing to call it "normal."  Symptoms women experience with endometriosis, PMS, PCOS, perimenopause, and menopause are a direct result of estrogen deficiency.  If women had the correct amount of estrogen, she wouldn't experience the symptoms of these conditions.  When a woman's estrogen is too low, she will experience mood altering symptoms like: not wanting to be touched, mood swings, irritability, irrational behavior, anxiety, depression, insomnia, lack self confidence, inability to emotionally connect, loss of libido, lethargy, anti-social behavior, tearfulness, and many other physical, physiological, mental, and emotional symptoms women take medications for.

When a woman has adequate levels of estrogen she is glowing and happy, has a spring in her step, makes confident decisions, sleeps at night, likes being touched, connects with others, has a sex drive, enjoys being around others, less controlling, has energy, doesn't sweat the little things, exudes self confidence, and basically feels alive.  Estrogen dictates everything. When estrogen is low, women are bitchy and difficult.  When estrogen is optimal, women feel like they can conquer the world.

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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 4, 2013
    • Anyone with a brain knows, if you want something done NOW, and done RIGHT, you get a woman who is over 40 to do it.  Menopause and estrogen may or may not play a part in this, I don’t konw.  I do know we most certainly should have a woman president!!!



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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 7, 2013
    • I like this article, and agree with Tulip as far as the first part, but honestly would not want a woman president.  Many women think too much with their hearts, and running a country is far more complicated and therefore should really be left up to men.  Of course, a man who has a good head on his shoulders and wants only the best for the country and not Socialism!



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      Menopause Moxie wrote Jun 7, 2013
    • I’m not convinced women make decisions with their hearts, though it appears that way.  Your comment of: “...running a country is far more complicated and therefore should really be left up to men” is insulting to women, insinuating women cannot handle complications.  Women have a hard time with decisions and complications when estrogen is in the toilet.  If her hormones are optimal, decisions are not complicated.

      Regarding “a man with a good head on his shoulders” would indicate he has optimal levels of testosterone.  A man with a bad head on his shoulders would have low testosterone.  Testosterone is the confidence hormone for both genders and is the life hormone for men, giving them the sense of well-being, and the confidence to make rational decisions.  Men in their fifties only have about 20% of the testosterone they had in their twenties.  Men, too, have their own menopause.  So in reality, our country is being run by hormonally deficient people.

      Thanks for the comment.



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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 8, 2013
    • Ummm, excuse me, but you asked for our input and I gave you mine and I feel you were quite abrasive.  My husband who is in his 50’s can run circles around many men who are in their prime, so in effect your information may be incorrect.

      Yes, there may be some women out there who feel that they can tackle the world, but after all is said and done, isn’t it nice to be able to rely a man for some things that can’t be handled?

      As far as hormones and proper decisions, I can show you many young people who are hormonally charged and can’t make a decision to save their life...women and men!



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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 8, 2013
    • Making good decisions is about the life experience you have—- not hormones!

      Men with lower testoserone levels can actually think with their brain instead of their D***.   No way I’d want a 25 yr old boy running the country.  That said, I still think women are better at looking at all sides of an issue, talking things over and making an informed decision.  

      Let’s face it, men haven’t been doing such a hot job of running this country for the last 75 yrs or so.

      I’m one of those women who can tackle the world, no man needed thankyou.  But I understand that not everyone feels that way.



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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 8, 2013
    • Amen, T!  I must admit though, Ronnie Reagan was a good president and we need more like him, he always tackled the issues at hand.



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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 8, 2013
    • Yes, I will make an exception to my statement for Ron!  Our founding fathers could have been proud of him.



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      Linda L wrote Jun 8, 2013
    • Hormones isn’t the deciding factor. Who can handle the problems - man or woman it doesn’t matter to me.



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      Michelle4167 wrote Jun 11, 2013
    • Not every woman is effected by pms anyway.Think about who it is taking care of these men and their children who have been our presidents.I believe we already had a woman president.President Billary Clinton.estatic



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      Menopause Moxie wrote Jun 12, 2013
    • I’m sorry you thought I was abrasive, and I truly appreciate your comments.  

      I’ve been working with patients and hormone restoration the last ten years and have seen some incredible things with our male and female patients.  My statements are based on my experiences, my significant others’ experiences, and 4000+ patients with all forms of hormone replacement therapies.

      The more people know about hormone restoration, the more outraged they become when they see how many diseases it prevents and reverses, and how great people feel.  

      Testosterone for men is misunderstood.  Many think testosterone is a libido and sex drive hormone for men but in reality, it’s a whole body hormone that effects every cell in a man’s body effecting his confidence, decision making abilities, susceptibility to diseases, ability to sleep, and many other things.  

      Personally, I don’t think it’s a male or female issue of which gender can run the country better.  I think it matters more on who has optimal levels of hormones.

      Thank you for your comments and feedback.



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