What is Irritable Male Syndrome and how can it be managed?

Lifestyle: You must have heard about PMSing in women. During this period, there are many changes in mood and some physical changes also take place, which are due to decrease in estrogen hormone, but do you know that some such changes are seen in men also. Yes, there are fluctuations in the levels of hormones in men too, due to which changes can be seen in their emotions. This hormonal change in men is called Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS). In this article, we will learn about what it is, why it happens and how it can be managed. Let’s find out.

What is Irritable Male Syndrome?
Testosterone is a very important hormone in men, which is necessary for sexual desire, bone density, sperm production, muscles and red blood cells. It is also responsible for the physical changes that occur in males during adolescence. Besides, this hormone also affects the nervous system. Therefore, due to changes in this hormone, it affects men physically and mentally. Irritable Male Syndrome is a condition in which there is a drop in testosterone levels. It is also called Male Menstruation or Man-struation. There can be many reasons behind this change in hormones, like increasing age, lifestyle, stress, bad diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, weight gain or loss, any medical condition etc.

Symptoms of Irritable Male Syndrome
mood swings
lack of desire for sexual intercourse
poor focus and memory
emotional withdrawal
dislike meeting or talking to people

How can Irritable Male Syndrome be managed?
Balanced diet- Include all the nutrients in your diet. For this, include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, fish, eggs etc.
Exercise- Exercising can help a lot in managing mood swings and balancing hormone levels. Therefore, exercise for some time every day and follow an active lifestyle.
Manage stress- Stress can make IMS symptoms more severe, so follow stress management tips. With the help of yoga, meditation, journaling etc. it helps a lot in stress control.
Therapy- Therapy can also be taken to control the symptoms of IMS. This may help reduce symptoms like mood swings and irritation.

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