The menstrual cycle is perhaps one of the most inconvenient biological cycle any woman has to undergo, although one that is very necessary. While many think that menstruation is a physical menace, it has been proven that it has more psychological implications rather than just physical. One of the most common conditions that every female has to undergo is premenstrual syndrome, simple abbreviated as PMS. When undergoing premenstrual stress, you do not want to be around the victim, especially if you are of the opposite gender. However, perhaps men will become more supportive if they understood the causes of PMS. What exactly is this condition and is there s way it can be mitigated?
Premenstrual syndrome is simply a combination of physical, emotional as well as psychological symptoms that most women exhibit some time before their periods. The symptoms usually arise after ovulation and typically end on the onset of menses. Up to as much as 80% of women experience PMS at one point or the other. However, the clinically significant form of PMS is about 4 times less prevalent, occurring in slightly over 20% of the female population. Despite the condition being noted in ancient Greek setups, it was not until early 1930's that the medical community chose to recognize the disorder. By the time you are done reading this, you will have put to bed all the myths you have hitherto heard regarding PMS.