Just like men may suffer from severe conditions that can inhibit their lives and cause them tremendous difficulty in their daily lives, women also may have problems. These problems may be related to the physiological make up. Sometimes, problems such as these may be taken to be a myth. However, Post-Menstrual Syndrome cannot simply be put down as a myth. This is because of the fact that it is a real condition that many women do suffer with. The symptoms of Post-Menstrual Syndrome are real enough as an immense amount of time has been spent on it. Research in this direction still continues in order to easy the symptoms, and it has been a subject of interest since the 19th century.
According to research, it is known that most women are known to experience symptoms of discomfort during their menses. This is something that is considered to be very normal. However, a significant number of women tend to suffer from symptoms that are more intense, though not of the disabling kind. These may be short-termed ones.
Some women are known to develop symptoms that upset their normal day-to-day functioning, and these conditions may last for just a few hours or many days.
Generally, one can say that the symptoms that occur vary from individual to individual, and there is no definite way of determining how severely an individual could be affected.
The following is a group of symptoms known to be associated with women suffering from a condition that affects their menses cycle. These are referred to as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS symptoms. They are known to occur about a week or two prior to the menstruation, and they are known to cease just before the menstrual period commences.
The PMS Symptoms Include;
- Stomach upsets, swelling, diarrhea or constipation
- Changes in anxiety or depression or food cravings
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- Anxiety or depression
- Fatigue and trouble sleeping
- Joint or muscle pain
- Stress, irritability, mood swings
- Lack of concentration
It is thought that Premenstrual syndrome might be associated with changes in estrogen and progesterone levels. However, it is not certain what causes it.
The Following Are Suggested Causes Of PMS
- Progesterone- estrogen imbalance
- Hyperprolactinemia over- secretion of prolactin)
- Excessive aldosterone, or ADH (this controls the sodium, chloride, and potassium metabolism)
- Carbohydrate metabolic changes
- Sodium and water retention by the kidneys
- Allergy to progesterone
- Psychogenic factors