What is PMS?
PMS ( premenstrual syndrome / premenstrual syndrome / premenstrual syndrome ) is a condition that affects a person's emotions, physical health and behavior on certain days of the menstrual cycle, usually just before the period, and is a series of symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.
Typically, PMS symptoms appear 3-4 days or 1 week before your cycle. Usually, after menstruation begins, they calmly disappear.
What Causes PMS?
I wish we could answer that... Unfortunately, “the cause of PMS is unknown”. Many researchers associate PMS with changes in both estrogen and serotonin hormone levels at the start of the menstrual cycle. Low estrogen levels just before menstruation cause a sudden drop in serotonin. Serotonin is essential for man to cope with the world. It makes you feel happy, alive, energetic. In its deficiency, it can affect the mood quite a lot; it makes the person feel depressed, tired, bored.
PMS may not be seen in all menstruating people. Its severity can vary. Some people are more sensitive to hormonal fluctuations than others.
Can PMS Be Treated?
There is no cure for PMS because its cause is unknown; but it is possible to improve symptoms by taking the right steps. The steps will differ from person to person. PMS should not be viewed as a disease. It is a collection of natural responses of the body.
Some of the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS include:
- Bloating (Edema)
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Breast Tenderness
- Weight Gain
- Feeling More Physical Pain
- Concentration Difficulty
- Decrease or (Sometimes) Increase in Sexual Desire
- Outbursts of Rage
We'll look at some of the symptoms in more detail below.
During PMS, you may experience breast swelling and tenderness in the second half of your menstrual cycle. Sensitivity can range from mild to severe and usually peaks just before a period. Breast tissue can be felt bumpy and dense, especially in the outer areas of the breast. Tenderness in your breast may also be combined with pain. The pain will improve during or just after your period as your progesterone levels decrease.
During PMS, you may feel irritable or even cranky. You may also have crying spells. We noted that experts say the emotional changes in PMS are the result of suddenly fluctuating levels of the hormones serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals, which affect mood and motivation, can sometimes cause you to react to things that will never happen. For example, “The car stood there alone until someone got behind the wheel. This is a romantic and emotional moment…” You may burst into tears.
Your sea of emotions, foaming with big and violent waves, usually leaves its place to the calm sea after the storm after the period starts. Getting some exercise and getting plenty of sleep can help you get rid of PMS irritability. However, if you feel sad, overwhelmed, hopeless, or lacking energy for two weeks or more after your period ends, you should talk to your doctor.
Increase in appetite
In PMS, you will likely notice that your eating habits have changed. You may crave chocolate, carbs, sugar, sweet or salty foods. You should know that these requests of the body can be legitimate outlets. For instance; We know that in PMS our magnesium levels drop, and (dark) chocolate increases magnesium levels. There's a reason we overeat chocolate!
As if the cramps that haunt us during menstrual bleeding are not enough, you can experience cramps that occur 24 to 48 hours before your period in PMS. The pain will likely subside during your menstrual cycle and eventually disappear.
Your Kiklou menstrual panties can help with the pain and cramps you may experience during your menstrual cycle! Some sources write that cramps are noticeably reduced with the use of menstrual panties compared to invasive (introduced) options such as tampons or cups to manage menstrual bleeding.
Although PMS is unpleasant, it is quite natural. It can be scary for some; others may have never experienced PMS.
If you are experiencing PMS, keeping track of all the above symptoms and other changes in your premenstrual body will help you every period. So when there is a change in your routine, you can notice it more easily. If you have questions or concerns about any of your symptoms, be sure to knock on your doctor's door.