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That terrible PMS: Guilty for the clumsiness, insomnia and reduced concentration!

The fall and the increase of estrogen and progesterone, can cause insomnia, and reduce the concentration, increase the sensitivity of the pain and the risk of infection.

women in PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is followed by a series of symptoms that affect the entire female body. Some of them are well known, but some may have not been paying attention and did not know that they are associated with your cycle.

Clumsiness

Emotional slide that accompanies PMS except pain and irritability accompanied by other problems. Increased clumsiness is common from 21 to 28 day cycle, and all the blame are high levels of estrogen. Female sex hormone stimulates the liver to produce hormones that affect the kidneys and cause water retention in the body and brain. It affects the maintenance of balance, and hence the awkwardness.

Insomnia

The rapid increase and then more rapid decline in estrogen and progesterone affect the sleep cycle. Decrease of estrogen promotes heating of the body, which may lead to insomnia. Similar acts and fall of progesterone, which acts as a sedative. With a similar process problems have menopausal women.

Increased sensitivity to pain

A week before menstruation the skin is extremely sensitive to pain, because it is not the right time for waxing. Waxing will be much less painful for a week or two days after your period, because then the pain threshold is much higher.

Fungal infections

Hormonal changes during the cycle increases the risk of fungal infections to which women and usually complain, says gynecologist American School of Medicine University of New York, Grace Lau.

Depression

Hormonal imbalance due to sudden drop in hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone during PMS results in lower secretion of the hormones serotonin and endorphins, which causes a bad mood, and depression. Studies have shown that women who have problems with PMS have increased activity in the cerebellum which enhance the feeling of anxiety.

Decreased concentration

As well as increasing the risk of insomnia, PMS and the influence of the concentration of neurotransmitters and disruptive. Because women during this period difficult to focus on the job, according to gynecologists.

 

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