March 9, 2010

Male PMS

When most people think of PMS they think of women. However, researchers recently discovered that many men suffer from a condition similar to PMS called irritable male syndrome (IMS). Men with IMS often experience mood swings, stomach cramps and even hot flashes. These symptoms and others are caused by a drop in the male hormone testosterone.

IMS can manifest at any time because, unlike women who experience monthly hormone cycles, men experience a daily hormone cycle. Males' levels of testosterone are highest after waking and fall throughout the day.

Irritable Male Syndrome Symptoms

Changes in the male hormone cycle can also cause males to experience the following:

a lack of arousal
hot flashes
sexual dysfunction
stomach cramps.

The male version of PMS can cause men to feel antisocial and depressed and can leave them unable to concentrate...


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1 comment:

Jed Diamond said...

Thanks for the article describing my book, The Irritable Male Syndrome. I have a new book coming out in May, Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome.

You can get more information on my website:

Jed Diamond, Ph.D.