Have you ever wondered why women experience such frustration before or during their periods?
Men must find it incredibly difficult to handle or help women because they have no clue what it entails. For some women, its no biggie, but for others, the days leading up to their period are problematic and unbearable. Men, its time you learn what Pre-menstrual Syndrome or PMS is all about.
Premenstrual syndrome is not a disease, however only a woman knows how intensifying it can be.
What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?
Changes that can have an impact on a woman on several levels are referred to as premenstrual syndrome. Their manifestations may be behavioural, emotional, or physical. One to two weeks before a woman’s period, the symptoms appear and will disappear once or shortly after your period begins.
PMS is a common concern. The prevalence of PMS among women of reproductive age is close to 48%, and 20% of these women suffer symptoms that are severe enough to interfere with daily activities.
Symptoms of PMS
Everything listed below is a marker of PMS, which manifests itself in a variety of ways, however most women only experience some of these symptoms, not all of them.
Physical signs includes;
- bloated tummy
- sore and swollen breasts
Emotional and behavioural signs includes;
- unusual anger and irritability
- changes in appetite, including increased food cravings
- changes in sleeping patterns
- loss of mental focus
- uncontrollable crying
How can you manage PMS?
There are lots of approaches to managing PMS. Even if you cant completely fix it, it’s comforting to know that you have the ability to help yourself. These tips could be useful;
- exercise regularly
- eat healthy food
- get plenty of sleep
- avoid caffeine, smoke, and alcohol
- practice yoga or meditation to lower stress
- keep track of your menstrual cycle
Now that both men and women are aware of these facts regarding anomalous behaviour during the menstrual phase, uncertainty and ignorance can be resolved.