Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause women to gain weight rapidly. This was told by an obstetrician-gynecologist, sexologist Daria Dyachenko. According to her, such sudden fullness cannot be eliminated, but passes after menstruation.
“In addition to the usual estrogens, the body is attacked by progesterone, which contributes to fluid retention in the tissues,” she explained. The abdomen, buttocks, thighs, nasolabial triangle and the mucous layer of the uterus swell, she wrote on June 24 in her Telegram-channel. In addition to swelling during this period, there are flatulence and bloating or constipation.
According to the gynecologist, overweight women leading an inactive lifestyle, preferring food with phytoestrogens and experiencing regular stress, are most prone to edema during PMS. Also at risk are women with bad habits who take oral contraceptives and women who have kidney or liver problems.
Earlier, the Profile.ru website wrote that during menstruation in women in large quantities magnesium is lost from the body. Therefore, often there is an irresistible craving for sweets.