While the male version of the period is extremely different from the female version it can still cause similar symptoms. Has your man been a bit overly moody lately? Now might be the time to call him out.
Sure, most men will deny the existence of such a thing but science proves them wrong time and time again. Changes in testosterone levels for men happen on a daily, monthly, and seasonally basis. These changes affect them a lot more than they realize. You see, as a man’s testosterone levels drop, so do their moods. According to Dr. Jed Diamond men can actually even track their cycles like women do, if they pay close enough attention that is.
According to a study carried out in the UK by a team at vouchercloud, some men do admit to having a ‘man period.’ This study involved around 2,412 people half men and half women. These people were surveyed and male participants were asked if they frequently suffered the same common side effects of PMS that women experience. These symptoms included things like cramps, tiredness, and increased sensitivity.
Around 26 percent of the men involved admitted to experiencing these things on a regular basis while 58 percent of the females agreed that men did, in fact, have some kind of PMS symptoms. About 43 percent of these women said that when they noticed their men going through this they would offer support. Pretty interesting isn’t it? You can learn more about this study by clicking here.
Dr. Jed Diamond as mentioned above actually wrote a book on IMS titled “The Irritable Male Syndrome.” You can hear him speak on this subject in the video below. It is actually quite interesting when you really delve into it. If someone you know is dealing with IMS there are ways to reduce the effects. Since IMS is linked with stress, reducing stress would be the ideal place to begin. If you are a man wondering if you have IMS you can click here to find out.