Posted on: 12.12.2021 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0
 

June 16, 2004

 

PMS

Causes of PMS

In all likelihood, PMS is not caused by any one

thing, but by a variety of changes that occur during the second,

or luteal phase, of your menstrual cycle, combined with certain

lifestyle issues, including diet, stress, and physical activity.

One thing experts agree on is that PMS is related

to some kind of kink that throws off your delicate hormonal balance.

Estrogen levels typically drop after ovulation while progesterone

levels rise. If your body is producing and using the right amounts

of these hormones at the right time, you won’t get PMS. But let

one thing throw it off—stress, a nutritional deficiency, an

illness—and boom! Here comes PMS. In fact, many women never

experience PMS until they have some kind of “shock” to

their endocrine system, such as childbirth, hysterectomy, tubal

ligation, or going on or off birth control pills.

Another theory, published as the result of a study

in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that women

who get PMS are extremely sensitive to the effects estrogen and

progesterone have on brain chemicals that regulate mood. Estrogen,

for instance, has a powerful effect on serotonin, a hormone-like

neurotransmitter that is closely tied to depression and appetite.

Read More on PMS:

Getting Started

What is PMS?

Causes of PMS

What is Your Risk of PMS?

Keep it SIMPLE tip — Yoga Pose for PMS

Nutritional Therapies

Preventing PMS with food

Nutrients for PMS

Coffee and PMS

Natural Progesterone

Complementary Therapies

Healing Benefits of Red Light

Release Pain through Golden Light

 
 

 
 

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