Is there any mother like me who has recently become moody, very sensitive and more prone to crying? If so, it proves that we are predestined friends, because we probably have the same physiological cycle.
When you find that such small things as forgetting to buy soy sauce can also make you extremely upset, you will realize that your loved and hated relatives are coming to visit you again.
[Alas, what bad luck, why can’t I even control my emotions? ]
Maybe you will complain about yourself like this. However, what I want to tell you is that you are not the only one who became agitated before menstruation.
In fact, most women experience these premenstrual symptoms, In the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness published by the American Psychiatric Association, a diagnosis called premenstrual dysthymia (PMS) has already been given to describe a series of unpleasant symptoms such as anxiety, irritability and physical discomfort that we had about a week before our relatives visited.
According to estimates by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 85% of women experience at least one related symptom every month.
Symptoms of premenstrual dysthymia are most often discussed by people, and even become the subject of frequent jokes in daily life-when you are inexplicably angry, your best friend, colleague and even husband will privately say: “Is she coming recently?”
But in fact, the constant changes in hormone levels in women’s bodies affect our emotions and behaviors throughout the physiological cycle (of course, sexual behavior is also included).
Therefore, for your [happy life], please remember the following barometer of women.
In a good mood-your follicles are starting to develop.
The follicular phase starts on the day of your aunt’s visit and lasts for about 10 to 14 days. During this period, follicle-stimulating hormone is secreted in large quantities, stimulating the production of follicles in the ovary and promoting some of them to develop into eggs.
In addition, follicles also secrete more estradiol. The main function of estradiol is to promote the proliferation of endometrium and the development of women’s secondary sexual characteristics (such as breasts). But more importantly, the increase of estradiol level can also keep people happy.
This period of time is your [happy time] of the month. At this stage, you will feel energetic, in a particularly good mood, and have more creative ideas.
The desire burns the body-it’s all the ovulation period at work.
When you are ovulating, the level of a hormone called luteinizing hormone in your body will rise sharply.
The increase in luteinizing hormone promotes the release of eggs in the ovary and promotes the eggs to enter the fallopian tube to receive sperm. At the same time, estradiol levels will become very high at this stage, and it will interact with other hormones such as insulin, resulting in increased sexual desire.
Estradiol makes the effect of insulin more significant. Insulin promotes the body to release more testosterone, which is one of the important hormones that regulate sexual impulses.
Some experts speculate that this may be the most essential way to promote women to snap during their reproductive life (which is why husbands need to firmly remember their wives’ physiological cycles).
According to a recent study in the journal Consumer Psychology, women at this stage tend to buy more clothes, cosmetics and anything else that can help them become more attractive.
It’s time to come or not-the luteal phase that is not easy to handle.
After ovulation, the follicle that once contained the egg becomes empty, but it does not intend to give itself a vacation.
Leisure follicles begin to secrete progesterone hormone to thicken the uterine membrane and prepare for embryo cultivation.
As progesterone levels rise, you may become more emotional.
This is because progesterone can promote the increase of cortisol in the body, which is directly related to people’s stress level.
Studies have found that people who are under more pressure show higher levels of cortisol.
Now the pressure of life is so great, when mothers have to be busy with their work and take care of their babies, the cortisol level itself is already very high. At this stage, progesterone will lead to excessive secretion of cortisol in the body. It can be imagined how serious the irritability of mothers will be.
Husbands, even if you are careless at ordinary times, please be more gentle and considerate to your wife at this stage.
The study found that in the period before the aunt’s arrival, women tried to counter this annoying mood and make themselves feel better by looking for more material enjoyment. The previous study from the journal Consumer Psychology also found that women in the luteal phase were more likely to eat high-calorie foods.
These symptoms in luteal phase are difficult to deal with, but you can avoid them by developing healthier living habits.
Friendly reminder: If you don’t pay attention to balanced nutrition, drink a lot of wine and unhealthy sleep habits will destroy the hormone level in your body, making premenstrual symptoms more difficult to control.