There’s a TIME of the month when a woman is at the peak of irritability – her body starts bloating, the face gets covered in acne, and she might as well feel pain in the lower abdomen portion. But, what irritates her most is ‘Nothing- but still everything’ around her. In short, you know a woman is PMS-ing when she has sudden shift of moods – from happy to sad to angry and to crazy.
This article will summarize the major woman’s issue- Premenstrual Syndrome
Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is the combination of several symptoms that several women suffer from a week before their period. The symptoms usually go away when the woman starts bleeding (menstruation), gets pregnant or gets her menopause. Researchers have found out that PMS is caused by acute inflammation triggered by a biomarker called C-reactive protein (CRP). Changes in the hormonal balance before and during the menstrual cycle seem to be another major cause for the problem. Chemical changes in the brain may also be involved to some extent which is why there are high chances of a woman feeling stressed, emotional or majorly depressed.
According to the study published in the Journal of Women’s Health, it was surveyed 3,302 women and found the presence of CRP appears to be linked to PMS symptoms. Previous research on CRP in relation to heart attacks has found CRP presence is linked to inflammation.
While body ache and mood swings may not look like a threat and seem pretty normal during that time, there’s no reason why we should ignore it. If you have been experiencing beyond the run-of-the-mill mood swings you might be suffering from PMDD.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a condition in which a woman has severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension before menstruation. These symptoms of PMDD are more severe than those seen in Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and can be highly disabling if ignored.
Though it has not been determined whether all women suffer from the risk of PMDD or there are only a few of them, but whatever be the case it is extremely important to know the causes, symptoms and treatment of the problem. Consult a gynecologist so you can know the underlying cause of the problem and the necessary treatment. Make sure you do not ignore the mood swings that happen before your menstrual cycle thinking it to be normal – there could be a bigger problem waiting ahead.