For newbie, it is referred to reactions women’s body feel when experience after menstrual cycle passed on and it got its name due to the mood swings women experience and has to go through. In medical term it is referred as Post-Menstrual Stress (PMS). In most cases, it is caused by the hormonal imbalance caused after monthly menstrual cycle is over, and the level for estrogen plays major role in causing emotional unpredictability.
Though it can range from one extreme to another, but as number of case studies suggests, some of the commonly found emotional extremities may be in form of illogical irritability, Anger management issues, symptoms of early Depression, irrational crying, Over-sensitivity to general issues, Feeling nervous and anxious, alternating sadness and rage. In short it can go from bright sunny-jolly day to mother of train-wreck with short period of time.
Though detailed research is still on the run and there is no substantial study that suggests the real factor that causes the PMS but it is presumed that just when a women’s monthly menstrual cycle ends, the estrogen level reaches to its peak and then it stated rapidly started to drop. This sudden drop causes the hormonal dynamics change drastically.
Though in most cause women can manage it with some efforts, but in rare cases it can turn in premenstrual dysphonic disorder (PMDD). In such cases, women become seriously depressed a week or two before their periods much like extreme of extreme. Although probability is quite rare, in case some of the common know symptoms like Deep sadness or despair, with possible suicidal thoughts, Lasting irritability and anger, which may include frequent outbursts at loved ones, Feelings of tension or anxiety, Panic attacks, Mood swings, Crying, Disinterest in daily activities and relationships, Trouble thinking or focusing, Feeling out of control or overwhelmed and Fatigue too.
Way to treat it: It seems clear that PMS are unenviable but there are some ways women cam avoid or prevent such situations.
Do exercise: It is evident that exercise release endorphins a hormone which possess property to feel-good brain chemicals. This would come handy managing the emotional issues ruptured in. it can also help you manage cramps and bloating symptoms too. But remember to avoid heavy workouts as there are more chances are there which can cause hormonal imbalance. You can opt for cardio exercise like walking, running, bicycling, or swimming which can be most effective in regulating hormonal dynamics.
Watch what you eat!
It can helpful in managing the swing symptoms. Some of the major elements can because you are prone to emotional stress and weakness. In such cases it is better to certain foods like artificially sweetened sweet food, caffeinated beverages and food that contains high saturated fat contains. In such case avocado can be a useful tool. It is also advisable to quite using smoking or consumption of alcohol. Then what to eat? Add food items which are calcium induced like leafy greens, cheese, low fat milk and yogurt, fortified tofu, okra, broccoli, green beans, almonds, and fish canned with their bones.
It is one of the ultimate tool to control and stabilize most of the hormonal problems and also help soothe the emotional ups and down. But this doesn’t mean you should extend your sleeping hours. Just consult with your gynecologist.