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PMS, or thepremenstrual syndrome, is a pattern of the symptoms that manifest themselves forabout a week or two from the onset of the actual period. The hormones duringthe premenstrual syndrome can truly be out of control and the syndrome hasbasically become a synonym for a kind of irrational, nervous behavior.

Why do thesymptoms of the premenstrual syndrome manifest themselves?

The reasonsfor the appearance of the premenstrual syndrome do not go much further from thechanges in the hormone levels. Or at least that’s the only known reason for it.What happens just before experiencing PMS is that the levels estrogen and progesteronesuddenly drop significantly, which makes the hormone aldosterone increase theamount of its secretions. Here is where the problem lies because aldosterone isthe hormone which controls the emotional state of mind of a woman. Too muchsecretion from this hormone will basically evoke chaos in her head which shecan’t really control, so that accounts for most of the unreasonable, overlydramatic behavior.

What arethe symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome?

Thesymptoms of PMS are not only of emotional nature, but they are physical aswell.

When itcomes to physical symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome, the general feeling ofdrowsiness is almost inevitable. Complete lethargy and weariness also occurquite frequently. But these are basically the mildest physical symptomspossible, as some people have to deal with all kinds of aches, such as backpain, sore breasts, aching muscles and headaches. Also, the woman is likely tofeel like she’s doubled her weight and generally experience bloating even when nofood’s been consumed and difficulty properly digesting the eaten food even whenthe intake of fluids is as high as it should be.

As for theemotional symptoms of PMS, they are mostly characterized as mood swings. Thesemood swings can be quite intense, as a person can go from being inconsolableabout an issue, to being the happiest person in the world in a matter of notime whatsoever. The negative part of the mood swings can be so severe that itqualifies as real depression. Irritation, annoyance and anger about pretty muchanything are some other symptoms of the syndrome. PMS can actually bemanifested through a number of different issues. One of them is a complete inabilityto focus and some other include impatience and indecision in the majority ofactions.

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