The list of what many women go through during their monthly menstrual cycle makes for grim reading.
From diarrhoea to the most gut-wrenching cramps, migraines, acne breakouts and many more, they endure some of the most traumatising and recurrent pains all year long. And that’s just the physical aspect of things.
The mental pressure of menstruation
So many women find that about a week to their period, they are sad for no explainable reason; or they’re anxious, tired, angry, teary, forgetful, unusually absentminded etc. These symptoms make up what is known as Premenstrual Syndrome, and up to 75% experience its discomfort to varying degrees.
And why the heck does this happen?
Many experts believe that premenstrual syndrome could be linked to hormonal fluctuations that happen during the menstrual cycle. Once eggs are released, estrogen and progesterone levels drop. The result of this drop is the manifestation of the physical and emotional changes mentioned above.