PMS is common, but it is not normalAug 08, 2023
While PMS is indeed common, it is crucial to understand that it is not necessarily a normal part of a woman's menstrual cycle.
It's estimated that up to 80% of of menstruating women experience PMS in the lead up to their menstrual period. These symptoms can vary widely, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and food cravings. While many women may experience mild symptoms that do not significantly interfere with their daily lives, for others, PMS can be severe and debilitating, affecting their relationships, work performance, and overall quality of life.
PMS should not be brushed off as something that women simply have to endure.
The cause of PMS is not fully understood, but hormonal fluctuations, particularly changes in oestrogen and progesterone levels, are believed to play a role. Additionally, factors such as stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and certain lifestyle choices may contribute to the occurrence and severity of PMS symptoms.
Now, it’s important to note that while we may not have complete control over hormonal fluctuations, and some may have a more complex presentation, we can adopt strategies to manage and alleviate PMS symptoms.
It is crucial to challenge the notion that women should silently endure severe PMS symptoms or dismiss them as a normal part of being a woman. Instead, at Day One we intend to promote awareness, encourage open conversations, and support women in seeking the care they deserve.
PMS may be common, but it is not normal.
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