PMT: Pre Menstrual Tension

The premenstrual tension

The premenstrual tension, a.k.a. Pre Menstrual syndrome could be defined as an onset of bio-psychosocial symptoms, which get at women in the second phase of menstrual cycle, with repercussions on interpersonal relations, improving or vanishing altogether after the menstrual cycle.

It's believed that around 40% of the world's population at fertile age could display such syndrome and of whom, roughly 5% suffer from Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, whereupon predominate mood-swings mostly, according to the Manual of Diagnosis and Statistics of Mental Disorders of the American Association of Psychiatry.

As far as most researchers concern, such Syndrome is multicasual, encompassing hormonal imbalance, environmental influences, psychological and nutritional.

Several are the described symptoms, bizarre at times and quite unusual. Amidst the most common, on a somatic standpoint is the mammalian pain, edema, and weight gain-congestive state, migraine, diarrhea, constipation, acne, insomnia, herpes, erratic pain localized or generalized. Amidst psychic symptoms, we have as main, irritability, aggressiveness, emotional hiccups, anxiety and depression.

It's a common complaint at gynecological clinics, being often mainstay. A woman refers feeling bad by the extreme irritability, although uncontrollable. Reasons as futile as banal reach gigantic proportions culminating in pointless fits of anger, where who suffers most, are the family members, mostly the husband and kids, which prompts the women to seek medical help.

Unfortunately, there hasn't yet been demonstrated the psychopathological mechanism causing such complex batch of signs and symptoms involved in the syndrome and that determines a factor for the lack of specific treatment.

Medication employed today attempt to mitigate symptoms in spite of not treating its cause since so many theories exist but none clearly proved.

There has been indicated to women with severe symptoms of The premenstrual tension (PMS), menstrual induction through the usage of sub-dermis implants and undeceptive with progesterone that besides improving life-quality significantly, abolishing symptoms in the majority of users, also works as an excellent contraceptive method.

It's known that ingestion of certain food may increase or decrease PMS symptoms. Should be restricted fatty foods and excessive protein intake, as well as salt consumption, caffeine, dairy products, on top of alcoholic beverages. The Cis-Linoleic acid, found in sunflower oil is extremely helpful along with an increase in fiber intake, in the sense of minimizing the effects of The premenstrual tension (PMS).

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