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Post Menstrual Syndrome Anxiety/Depression, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Post menstrual syndrome is not a well known thing because it occurs rarely in women. This syndrome is basically a series of symptoms which appear after menstruation every time. Not all women are well aware of this because these symptoms are common in most women. Post menstrual syndrome is very much similar to pre menstrual syndrome. Woman feels almost the same before and after menstruation. So post menstrual syndrome can be defined as hormonal induced irregularities which occurs after periods. Post menstrual dysphoric syndrome is another name of post menstrual syndrome. This syndrome only occurs during reproductive years.


Post Menstrual Syndrome Symptoms


Post menstrual syndrome shows same symptoms just like pre menstrual syndrome. Symptoms involve severe pain in back, severe abdominal cramps, vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, headache and sometimes migraine, soreness in breast on touch, women may become faint or feel dizziness. Fluid retention occurs and women may gain weight. Women feel pain during sexual intercourse. After periods either constipation or diarrhea may occur. Pain also occurs in upper body I.e. in shoulders, arms and upper back. In some cases, women may loss appetite or feel food cravings. Women experience severe mood swings in post menstrual syndrome.

Post Menstrual Syndrome Anxiety/Depression, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Post Menstrual Syndrome Causes


The exact cause behind post menstrual syndrome is still unknown. It can primarily occurs as a result of hormonal changes. During menstrual cycle, the levels of progesterone and estrogen fluctuate. This fluctuation causes post menstrual syndrome. Chemical changes in brain can also lead to post menstrual syndrome. Serotonin is the happy hormone which induces mood. But during menstrual cycle, the serotonin level becomes low and induces depression and anxiety. Long term Mental stress and depression can also lead to post menstrual syndrome.

Post Menstrual Syndrome Treatment


Post menstrual syndrome is not a fatal condition. Some home remedies can help to get rid of this syndrome. Herbs which can be used in treating post menstrual syndrome include evening prime rose oil, Maca, wild yarn, calcium, magnesium and black cohosh. OTC pain killers are used to relieve pain. Anti depressants and anti anxiety medications are also prescribed. Change in life style and healthy diet helps to reduce the chances of occurrence of post menstrual syndrome. Daily exercise and yoga helps to reduce stress and anxiety. It also reduces muscle cramping and pain during and after menstrual cycle.

Post Menstrual Syndrome Anxiety/Depression


Most of the women feel anxiety and depression during and after menstrual cycle. It occurs due to a specific hormone named serotonin. Serotonin is a happy hormone which induces good mood in normal days. But in period days, serotonin level falls down and induces anxiety and depression. This is the reason why women feel anxiety and depression during and after menstrual cycle. Serotonin takes almost one week to normalize after periods. Serotonin level falls few days before periods start and leads to severe mood swings. Long term stress and depression can cause periods.
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