Premenstrual syndrome is a common complaint and it manifests as bloating, irritibility, and other symptoms that are felt the week prior to a woman’s menstrual period. Most men are well aware of this time and there are many jokes out there about PMS. PMS is very real and is a result of a hormonal imbalance.
Women’s hormones are like a symphony and there is a delicate balance that needs to be maintained or else women feel terrible, both physically and mentally. PMS is generally from an estrogen excess which is very commonly seen these days. The causes are many: stress, hormones in our food supply, hormone disrupters in the form of pesticides/cosmetic ingredients, etc.
Treating PMS involves a lifestyle change which is easy to do once the woman knows what to do. In addition, re-balancing the hormones with bio-identical hormones allows the woman to feel normal again. Once the progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone balance is regained, there is no more suffering from PMS.