Why do her Moods Swing every month?
Isn’t it funny how every month when a woman gets moody or stressed out or anxious, the first conclusion that everyone jumps to is ‘OMG’ she’s PMS-ing.
The lines, ’she’s so hormonal’ or ‘Her periods coming’ are something most women hear on a monthly basis.
So what’s really going on?
Every month a woman’s body prepares itself to get pregnant.
Once a woman reaches puberty and has her first menses, having her period regularly means that her body is healthy and that her organs are functioning the way that they should.
A regular menstrual cycle produces natural biological chemicals, which help regulate a woman’s female hormones and this keeping her mentally and physically balanced.
Now what happens is, the body is all happy when it thinks it’s going to store a baby for 9 months as it goes through the whole ovulation process.
Bearing a child is what a womans body was created to do.
Now when menstruation happens the body suddenly discovers that it isn’t pregnant and it isn’t going to house a baby.
There is a sudden drop in progesterone (the hormone used to prepare the body for pregnancy) and estrogen (which regulates female hormones) , that occur after ovulation.
This causes low levels of the production of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that is linked to emotions like sadness and irritability. Thus a woman experiences extreme mood swings which aren’t really her fault.
It’s a chemical imbalance and yes this whole process happens EVERY month.
It also changes if she takes medication or is traveling or is under extreme stress.
So what should a woman do during this time?
- Educating herself about what’s going on within her body and explaining it to the people around her.
- Tracking her emotional rollercoaster so she has a record of the physical, mental and emotional changes she experiences monthly.
- Eating Healthy eating the correct food and providing the right fuel to her system to prepare its self for the rollercoaster of emotions she’s going to experience.
- Exercise regular exercise produces endorphins (happy hormones), which can make a woman feel good.
- Avoid caffeine, sugar and alcohol that make you feel good for a short time.
- Manage your stress do things that keep you happy and relaxed. It’s important to put yourself first.