MENSTRUAL CYCLE DYSFUNCTION
1. Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) causes
There are a number of imbalances that can be occurring during the menstrual cycle that can be causing these symptoms.
Headaches, migraines and weight gain can be linked to estrogen dominance. This can be caused by a lack of ovulation which then throws the ratio of estrogen to progesterone out of balance in the body.
The body may also not be metabolising estrogen efficiently which can be caused by gut or liver issues. This can cause constipation which can also then inhibit serotonin production.
Diarrhoea can be caused by too many prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are found in most tissues in the body and are responsible for the contracting and relaxing of the smooth muscle in the gastrointestinal tract.
Too many prostaglandins can relax the GI tract causing diarrhoea. They can also cause severe period cramps by constricting the blood vessels around the uterus.