Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) – What Exhibits Low Levels of Estrogen to Cause PMS?

As we mentioned in previous article, Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. The occurrence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have more than doubled over the past 50 years due to the acceptance of it as a medical condition that is caused by unhealthy diet with high in saturated food. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss What Exhibit low levels of estrogen to cause PMS.

1. Hormonally active environmental chemicals

Researchers found that certain levels of environment chemicals accumulated in the body may cause lower levels of cortisol produced by women reproductive system during menstrual cycle resulting in low levels of estrogen and symptoms of PMS.

2. Excessive exercises

Moderate exercise helps to improve function of adrenal gland in production of adrenaline, excessive exercise causes over production of adrenaline resulting in high levels of testosterone and low levels of estrogen causing pre menstrual syndrome.

3. Peri menopause

Women enter peri menopause state may not ovulate regularly. It is caused by low function of the body including the ovaries in production of estrogen resulting in pre menstrual syndrome.

4. Inheritance

It is hard to believe that pre menstrual syndrome is genetic passing through from generation. If a woman mother has pre menstrual syndrome caused by low levels of estrogen then she may has it as well.

5. Contraceptive pills

Some contraceptive pill may have a effects in the levels of estrogen in the women body during menstrual cycle. By suppressing the levels of estrogen during menstrual cycle causing low levels of estrogen resulting in PMS.

6. Estradiol

Estradiol is the primary human estrogen and when the ovaries begin to fail , the levels of estrogen also fall resulting in pre menstrual syndrome for some women.

7. Thyroid disease

Some women with thyroid disease may see lower than normal levels of estrogen before period as resulting of imbalance of levels of thyroxine and thyrotrophin leading to pre menstrual syndrome.