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Estroven for PMS

As I discussed in other topics, the root of the problem in developing PMS symptoms can be an underlying ovarian dysfunction, producing slightly different compositions of sex hormones than the her brain receptors or other endocrine organs require.

Slight alterations in the levels of the sex hormones in the blood are translated by the brain as one or the other symptoms of PMS. Unfortunately, the woman is completely defenseless against the emerging symptoms. They start with the first day of the luteal phase of the cycle, and they will promptly diminish once menstruation begins.

Today, PMS is still misunderstood and mistreated. Unfortunately, conventional medicine tends to emphasize the treatment of PMS symptoms rather than exploring the cause of the hormonal imbalance.

PMS can affect any woman who is having menstrual periods — from her first period onward — but it most often appears in adulthood. If PMS first occurs after 40, it’s usually an early signal you are entering perimenopause. The ovaries are producing lower levels of hormones. Women who experience PMS earlier in life may be predisposed to have a difficult perimenopause.

If the woman is Estrogen deficient, Estroven may provide short term relief.

If the ovary of a newborn female is undamaged and she goes through puberty and has her children without acquiring harmful bacteria in her pelvis she will live out her reproductive life without PMS and after her last egg has ovulated will go into menopause without a difficult perimenopause.

As our research shows, the ovaries may be affected either by bacteria inherited from the mother at birth (vertical transmission) or from bacteria acquired through sexual activity (horizontal transmission). While the former woman will experience PMS shortly after the onset of menses the second group will relate the onset to a sexual encounter or to a bad pregnancy riddled with signs of uterine infections.

Giving hormone containing preparations to alleviate PMS symptoms temporarily can be justified. One has to keep in mind, however, that the effect of these infections is cumulative. And while the symptoms temporarily improve on hormone replacement therapy, the underlying condition — the infection — will continue to take its toll. It is culture specific, broad spectrum antibiotic therapy for an extended period that has the only chance of offering long-term benefit and often the complete reversal of symptoms.