March 30, 2013 12:00 AM | by Dalia Hosny
Do Men PMS Too
We know there is this week before your period when your hormones tend to get all crazy! Nagging, bitching, and complaining, does that sound familiar? Did you know that men could be PMSing too? Well, I wasn't very surprised when I realized that PMS – PreMENstural cycle - has MEN in it!
As striking as it seems, YES men tend to PMS too! Recent studies showed that men suffer from conditions very close to PMS called IMS. IMS stands for Irritable Male Syndrome. Unlike women, men experience IMS symptoms at anytime as it’s not fixed or monthly. It can be everyday too! You will find him blaming it on traffic or a bad day at work! Too much salt, smoking, unhealthy diet and stress can be the main reasons behind an IMSing man.
Excuse your man; IMS symptoms are as bad as period pain. He might be experiencing stomach cramps, backaches, irritability and hot flashes. No it’s not a laughing matter! Watch over him when he’s all grumpy while eating an extra large bar of chocolate, king-sized pizza or a pile of candy! By then you will know that his testosterone is at a very low level, it’s alright, don’t freak out! Be a good partner and encourage him to eat balanced food, exercise and sleep more. This helps in balancing his hormone levels.
Imagine yourself on one of your awful PMSing days sharing a bar of chocolate or a bucket of ice-cream with your boyfriend or husband! Funny, isn't it?
Women of the world, you don’t suffer alone! Shifting hormones is something we share with men too!