Some days of the month ... they do not even look like men! Exhaustion, hypersensitivity, condition changes, sudden starvation and nervousness have suspected many of the women that possibly a premenstrual syndrome is also possible for males. Yes, because the female public is not the only one subject to change of state, it is the same with men.

Some of these ideas have developed a controversial study! It is Slovakian endocrinologist Peter Celec, of Comenius University of Bratislava, who in 2002 published a study arguing that male hormone levels change during the month. Hence the hypothesis of a male cycle exists, but in reality to date there is no scientific evidence.

Is there a premenstrual syndrome in men?

Beyond the apparent lack of blood factor, a monthly hormonal cycle exists. In men, the main protagonist of hormonal fluctuations, which are recorded on average four times a day, is testosterone, a male hormone important for the development of sexual characteristics, which is also essential for metabolism, humor management, bone tissue health, etc.

Male irritation syndrome

Testosterone not only affects sex life, but this hormone plays a major role in the person's vitality level. Hence, a hormonal fluctuation may correspond to a significant change in mood.

According to prof. Peter Schlegel of the Urology Department at Cornell University in New York would be a true syndrome associated with testosterone fluctuations and known as a malignant male syndrome or an irritable human syndrome. Symptoms? Hyper sensitivity, fatigue, nervousness and emotion.

Cortisol and stress

"We have to keep in mind that there are two types of stress," explains the expert. One kind, we can say, positive, to what we have to face during the day, capable of performing a useful function, because in a sense pushes us to cope with the situation and motivates us to give our best in performance. This is what we call eustron, a term invented by endocrinologist Hans Selye: literally, from Greek: good stress.

Disorder, on the other hand, represents a negative state that persists even when the stress situation is over. For example, a problematic situation at work, traffic or queue, difficulty in dealing with colleagues may have a particularly destructive effect when they are part of a period that tends to last over time and can also lead to a change in hormonal cycles. "Cortisol production, linked to the fact that experiencing stressful situations, increases nervousness: more sensitive men may find it more difficult to manage anxiety and above all try to have a lasting mood." Body alarm responses are a message of how the body reacts to stress. For this reason, many people may look nervous, unstable and disturbed.