Pre Menstrual Syndrome 19 – Pre Menstrual Syndrome and Blood Sugar

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 How blood sugar exhibits premenstrual syndrome.

1. Abnormal liver function
For what ever reasons, women with per menstrual syndrome are found to have sluggish liver in carbohydrate metabolism. This causes unbalance of sugar levels in the bloodstream as resulting of liver inability in stimulating the pancreas function of secreting insulin leading to sugar graving between meals.

2. Stress
We face stress in our daily life, women with PMS are more sensitive to stress than women without it, it is caused by over secreting adrenaline hormones. As levels of adrenaline hormone increase, it depresses the levels of progesterone in the body resulting in hormone imbalance and leading to food and sugar graving.

3. Adrenaline hormone
Research found that some women with pre menstrual syndrome have abnormal surge of adrenaline hormone between meals. it is caused either over active nervous system in facing stress or inability of liver in regulating the function of pancreas in insulin production resulting in sugar craving tiredness and fatigue.

4. Excessive alcohol drinking
Moderate drinking helps to improve blood circulation and increase the immune system in fighting against forming of free radicals, bacteria and virus, excessive drinking damages the live organ resulting in lessening the liver in pancreas regulating in insulin secretion that causes unbalance of sugar levels in the bloodstream resulting in more severe PMS.

5. Medication
Using some kind of medication such as beta blocker, Bactrim, Septra and etc. may cause low levels of blood sugar in the bloodstream leading to over production of adrenaline hormone resulting in pre menstrual syndrome. It is wise to talk to your doctor if you have PMS.

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"Let Take Care Your Health, Your Health Will Take Care You" Kyle J. Norton
I have been studying natural remedies for disease prevention for over 20 years and working as a financial consultant since 1990. Master degree in Mathematics, teaching and tutoring math at colleges and universities before joining insurance industries.

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