Sunday, November 23, 2008

Is He PMSing? He-MS?

Males do feel someimes that black cloud hanging like a b**** above your head? According to studies you might be having one of these days "He-MS" or Scientifically known as Irritable Male Syndrome - IMS.

The Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is a recently-coined term for a set of symptoms thought to be caused by a drop in testosterone levels in male mammals. It is a striking feature in male seasonally breeding mammals associated with the end of the mating season. These symptoms are similar to those of the so-called male menopause (also known as viropause or andropause).

In humans IMS is defined as involving the hormonal, physiological, and chemical changes that occur in all men. These changes are considered to affect hormonal, physical, psychological, interpersonal, sexual, and nutritional aspects of men's health.

IMS can afflict men of any age. It can start out like PMS but that at its worst, the man becomes totally out of touch with reality, is literally out of his mind, and convinced he's the only sane one around for miles, that everybody else has gone mad. Ladies, sounds like any man you know?

I know there are some fellows who'll read this and shake their heads in disbelief. Especially the macho ones, who won't admit they go through periods, pardon the pun, when they feel depressed.

Or anxious. Or bad-tempered. And they can't understand why. Some men might appear quite schizophrenic - one moment they're just as lovable as teddy bears, the next, you don't want to be in the same room with them.