Of all the gross humor related to menstruation, here's one that I found absolutely hilarious:
A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle.
For example: If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if she is menstruating, or menopausal, she tends to prefer a man with scissors lodged in his temple and a bat jammed up his ass while he is on fire.
Further studies in this area have been canceled.
Almost every bleeding male worth his salt has faced the wrath ( or let's say, the insanity) of a woman's menstrual cycles, and even when you know that it's not her fault, it does get hard to deal with sometimes with the constant mood swings that can be defined as a strange mix of irritability, tension and dysphoria (unhappiness).
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects women physically, emotionally and psychologically, and normally kicks in one or two weeks before every woman's monthly period (menstruation).
While the exact causes of PMS is not clear, what is sure is that this condition is linked to the changing hormones in the body, ranging from normal discomfort to a terrible time that makes it extremely difficult to get through the day, and has been classified in medicine as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
However, according to statistics, only about three to eight percent of women who have one child and are between their late 20s and early 40s tend to deal with extreme symptoms of PMS. The rest of them experience mild symptoms and do not need to be treated medically.
Treatment for PMS
Every woman responds differently to the treatment provided by doctors for PMS, and one must try different options until you find the right one. However apart from medication, lifestyle changes can help you deal with PMS far more effectively:
1) Multivitamin pill with 400 grams of folic acid as well as a calcium supplement with Vitamin D.
2) Regular exercise while eating healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
3) At least eight hours of sleep every night.
4) Alcohol, caffeine, salty, sugary foods and cigarettes must be avoided especially during PMS.
5) One should try taking painkillers such naproxen, aspirin, ibuprofen for physical symptoms such as cramps, headaches and backaches.
Apart from all of these healthy changes, krill oil is also turning out to be an effective way to deal with PMS as well.
Natural Krill Oil
In a study conducted just recently, krill oil (derived from a shrimp-like marine animal) is found to be effective when the participants were treated over a period of three months with krill oil that is completely natural consisting of ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phospholipids as opposed to the normal omega-3 fish oil that is administered to patients.
The progress was evaluated by a self-assessment questionnaire that was prepared by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), and was given to participants to fill out in the baseline, interim and final evaluation stages of the study.
All 70 patients responded positively to the medications that not only helped with the emotional aspects of PMS but also dysmenorrhea as well.
No matter what developments happen in the field of gynecology, women will continue to use that age-old cliche that most of their problems begin with 'men'.