Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) – What Exhibits Too Much Androgen to Cause PMS?

As we mentioned in previous article, premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their diet. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurrence have more than double over past 50 years due to the acceptance of its as medical condition and caused by unhealthy diet with high in saturated food. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of ovaries related to women menstrual cycle, it effects the women physical and emotional state and sometimes interference with daily activities as resulting of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome happens in one or two weeks before menstruation and then declining when the period starts. It is said the symptoms can be so severe that between 10-15% of women have to take time off work, costing businesses millions of dollars a year. In this article, we will discuss what exhibits too much androgen to cause PMS.

1. Tumors

Tumors in the adrenal gland and ovaries can cause overproduction of androgens and lead to male body characteristics in women

2. Abnormal function of pituitary gland

Abnormal function of pituitary gland caused by Cushing’s disease, increases amounts of androgen being produced.

3. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Too much adrogen is also caused by congenital adrenal hyperplasia as resulting of genes mutation for enzymes which mediate the biochemical step in production cortisol from the adrenal gland resulting in more endorgen being produced.

4. Abnormal blood sugar

Imbalance of sugar levels in the bloodstream and high levels of stress stimulate the risk of over production of testosterone from the ovaries and adrenal gland. It is for your own benefit to keep your blood sugar in check and maintain a healthy adrenal gland.

5. High levels of estrogen

Bad estrogen produced by our body depressing the production of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) which is produced by liver in fat and protein metabolism resulting in exhibiting testosterone causing high levels of androgen and leading to PMS.