Yes, you read it. Men suffer from PMS (pre-menstrual stress).
I am a man, and I like you (if you are also male) may suffer from PMS, why? Just like women you have a hormonal system. If this system is out of balance, then symptoms may occur.
A common symptom of hormonal imbalance is premenstrual stress. The problem with men is that you do not menstruate. So you just do not know you are suffering because there is no way to know it is premenstrual.
How do you know if you suffer?
Ask your wife, spouse, girlfriend or family or friends, to mark on a calendar when you are grumpy, moody or just feel as if you are under stress. When you feel tired, when work is upsetting you, when you stress affects you or you are anxious. Mark it on the calendar and note the pattern.
Every four to six weeks you will have a period where you feel grumpy, moody, tired etc. This is the male hormonal cycle.
Most of you will be saying … it is not me; it's just been a busy period of time. I'm not grumpy, people just do not understand me. Of course I'm anxious, look at all the work stress I have, the deadlines I have to complete by Friday.
Look around you, if everyone else is doing the same workload as you, are they just as grumpy, tired and irritable. If not … it is you … and yes … you are suffering from PMS (pre-menstrual stress).
Just ask those around you, if they believe you suffer. Do not get mad, grumpy or depressed if they say … yes!
Men's health is a common topic today . You die earlier than women; have worse health statistics, more heart disease and many other health complaints. You deal with stress less efficiently and the effects of stress are worse.
The hormonal system is part of this. Did you know that your hormonal system controls your heart rate, cholesterol, stress response and blood pressure? All common problems, in men.
The first symptoms of imbalance in the hormonal system are not a heart attack or high blood pressure. It is the annoying symptoms that you discount easy … PMS (pre-menstrual stress).
Like most other bodily functions, the hormonal system is ignored when there are only minor signals saying it is out of balance. How often do you wait until your back is crippling you, before you see someone to remove the pain?
Hormonally, the same applies. You ignore the minor symptoms (this is not just men, women do this also hormonally), until larger ones occur.
Women end up with Hysterectomy's, or cancers of the uterus etc, thyroid problems and many other health problems. Men, because even though you have the same organs as women, you still function differently, end up with heart problems.
As life is increasing in stress, the hormonal system is asked to work harder. Notice how as life is more stressful, there is an increasing number of testicular cancers, prostate problems, heart disease … all the statistics for these are getting worse not better.
So what to do?
Get healthy, hormonally included. Reduce stress, boost your energy, have more holidays, relax more, learn ways to look after your self better.
Male PMS (pre-menstrual stress) is just the first sign of ill health; do not put it down to a bad day at the office, or just too much stress. Change now before it is too late, do not end up clutching your chest, riding to hospital in the back of the ambulance and then remembering …
If only I had listened, become healthy and lived better … if only.