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PMS: Learn the Facts About Premenstrual Syndrome

To everybody, greetings! Many of my patients have been asking me similar questions recently, so I thought I'd highlight some information concerning the same symptoms, causes, and timing of Premenstrual Syndrome. We'll check it out and do our best to shed light on the most common inquiries.

Every healthy woman has menstruation, however the timing and severity of her cycle might vary. This is why it's important to try to grasp the overarching strategy.

Consider your life, everything goes well and you are super happy. and then you get out of bed one morning and notice that it is slightly more difficult to button your pants. Or maybe your lower stomach is just slightly cramping somehow. Either way, you can expect your period to start soon. The majority of women (around 90%) experience some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a medical condition with a wide variety of symptoms and varying degrees of severity.

Due to the wide variety of symptoms experienced by different women, there is no universal PMS checklist. Here are some of the most common PMS complaints to give you an idea of how wide the range of symptoms can be. There are mood swings, anxiety, depression, brain fog, sweet and/or salty food cravings, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, lack of interest in sex or social situations, headaches, insomnia, breast tenderness, bloating, and weight gain are all symptoms of hormonal imbalance. As you can see, PMS can have far-reaching consequences for your physical and mental health.

The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can vary greatly from one woman to the next. For some, the symptoms are so severe that they cause them to miss work or social events. You undoubtedly recall some instances in which you participated.

Understanding the causes, contributing factors, treatments, and holistic interventions for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can help you reduce your symptoms and enjoy a healthier menstrual cycle if you are one of the many women who experience PMS, whether mildly or severely.

Why It Occurs and What Puts You at Risk

Even there are lots of different indicators, there is no definitive explanation for PMS, but numerous hypotheses have been proposed. The most common cause of premenstrual syndrome is thought to be hormonal changes in the brain that make women more sensitive to their symptoms. This is due to the fact that the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and ovaries all work together in a complicated endocrine system to regulate your menstrual cycle. When your hormones aren't balancing out, it can have unforeseen consequences throughout your cycle.

Another section is Estrogen Dominance. You should experience a natural rise in progesterone levels during the second half of your cycle, the luteal phase, with levels reaching their highest just before menstruation. Esterogen dominance occurs when the body does not produce enough progesterone or when luteal phase estrogen levels are elevated. As a result, this can cause a cascade of problems that can aggravate PMS.

The liver breaks down excess estrogen and sends it to the intestines for excretion. When the liver is overworked or clogged, it cannot break down estrogen efficiently, which can lead to estrogen dominance. In addition, constipation causes estrogen that should be eliminated from the body to be recirculated into it, adding to estrogen dominance.

Disorders of the Thyroid Gland. Thyroid receptors are blocked by estrogen when progesterone levels are low or the body is estrogen dominant. This decreases the body's access to thyroid hormone. Thyroid dysfunction is linked to many of the same symptoms as hypothyroidism, suggesting that it may be a factor in premenstrual syndrome.

In contrast, a sharp decline in estrogen during the luteal phase can have the opposite effect and reduce serotonin production. Low serotonin can lead to headaches, irritability, depression and carbohydrate cravings – all symptoms of PMS.

There are Other Potential Causes of Premenstrual Syndrome:

Excessive intake of dairy products, caffeine, sugars, and refined flours, being overweight,

lack of physical activity, dysregulation of blood sugar levels, stress, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc deficiency.

It's helpful to have a general idea of when PMS typically begins and how long it lasts, as well as a list of your specific symptoms, before you have your appointment . With this knowledge in hand, I can order specific tests and personalized treatment strategy, which may involve:

  • Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Relaxation and stress management techniques

  • Targeted vitamins and supplements

Alright. We have checked the details of PMS, and more details. You may find some common symptoms that you experienced before, or lately.If we can anticipate the road we'll be taking, we'll be able to get at our destination much more quickly and efficiently.

It is not easy, and it is not hard as it is seen. You know that after all,

Do not Forget You are not Alon, I am With You !

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