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Male PMS

Updated on December 5, 2012
See a Doctor
See a Doctor
Well Balanced Meals
Well Balanced Meals
Limit Alcohol
Limit Alcohol
Get Sleep
Get Sleep


I remember joking with my girlfriends all the time when they would complain about their significant others acting strange or being irritable.  We thought we were being funny saying that their male counterparts were suffering from Male PMS until we learned that it was actually a possible condition that some men suffered from. 

Many men suffer from Male PMS also known as Irritable Male Syndrome without even knowing that there is a problem or what that problem might be.  Male PMS usually occurs due to a drop in testosterone which can happen due to:

Alcohol consumption


Insomnia or Lack of Sleep




Unbalanced Diet

One of these or any combinations of these factors can increase the intensity of the Male PMS. So what should a man look for when deciding whether or not they are suffering from Male PMS? Some of the symptoms of Male PMS are:




Erectile Dysfunction


Hot flashes



Lack of Arousal

Sexual dysfunction

Stomach cramps

There is really no cure for Male PMS but there are things that can be done to help cope with the symptoms and to help testosterone levels to increase.

1. See a Doctor – First and foremost seeing a doctor is crucial.  The doctor can help to find out what the underlying problem or cause is and make sure that there is not a serious condition. If your symptoms are a result of an illness the doctor can find out and provide the appropriate treatment. The doctor can also help you understand the medications that you are taking and whether or not they are contributing to your problems. If necessary the doctor can also help to increase testosterone levels to alleviate the symptoms.

2. Eat a Well Balanced Diet – A well balanced diet is extremely important. A well balanced diet can ensure that you are getting the nutrients that you need to be as healthy as possible.  A well balanced diet includes the right combinations of proteins, carbohydrates and fats and includes many fruits and vegetables.  

3. Exercise Daily – Exercising daily can help to keep you healthy and in conjunction with a healthy diet can help to decrease the symptoms that are occurring due to Male PMS. Exercising helps to increase the levels of testosterone.

4. Vitamins – Taking vitamins can help to ensure that you are getting enough of the necessary nutrients to keep your body healthy.  Vitamins can help you to get what you are not getting through your diet.  The right combination of vitamins and a well balanced diet can help to decrease some of the symptoms that occur due to Male PMS.  

5. Limit Alcohol – Limiting alcohol consumption can help to decrease the effects of the Male PMS.  Excessive alcohol drinking can cause a drop in testosterone levels which increases the effects of Male PMS.

6. Get Rest – Getting restis truly important withouta good nights rest the body can get more worn down which in turn increases the effects of Male PMS.  Getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising together will decrease the effects that are being felt.  

Male PMS can cause a great deal of symptoms that are truly uncomfortable.  Following the steps to cope with the symptoms can help to lessen these symptoms as well and can help you to be more in control of your body.  The more things you do to help your Male PMS will help to increase the testosterone levels and decrease the symptoms.



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      Meysam viper 6 years ago


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      Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

      Good luck with that jefsaid!

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      Jefsaid 7 years ago from London, UK

      Well now I know I have a great excuse to tell my wife

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      Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you natural pms!!

    • profile image 7 years ago

      New and unique info. Thanks for sharing this

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      Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

      edguider - That is great to hear!! Thank you!

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      edguider 7 years ago

      Ever since I changed my diet Triplet I have less Male PMS. Already sent your hub to a few of my friends :)

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you edguider - I think alot of men do not realize that it is possible.

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      edguider 8 years ago

      Great hub, now that I read this I might have a small case of PMS sometomes :) Never realized that men can have it as well.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Tom - Good luck with everything!! My prescription is get some more beer and soon!!

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Got bleeding hemorrhoids...out of beer....mother-in-law coming to stay...Oh great honey, a new CAT!

      Men need this hub! Great job!

      Thanks! :)

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      SCBOY - LOL!

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      SCBOY 8 years ago

      I told my gf that men have pms and she punched me in tha ballz. hahah likewise

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Taky Dine - Us women suffer from PMS but men suffer from Male PMS.

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      Taky Dine 8 years ago

      no we don't suffer from such things, but you girls do..

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Koeitjie - That would explain alot if it is true!!

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      koeitjie 8 years ago

      Very interesting hub! I think most men suffer from male PMS more times than most woman!

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you andromida! Hopefully you won't suffer the effects.

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      syras mamun 8 years ago

      Its great to know about PMS from your hub.Who know maybe I could suffer from it in future.Thanks for rescuing

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you BP!!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      This is great for men, thumbs up TM!!!!

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      LMAO!!! I love it mayhmong....yes equal suffering is nice.

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm glad to hear that some men are on the same page as us gals when it comes to pms! We shouldn't have to suffer alone. Ain't I just mean?

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you very much przthomas....just keep at it your numbers will rise. I agree completely dealing with your own pms is enough without having to deal with your significant other going through the same thing.

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      przthomas 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I suffer enough myself without having to deal with a man tripping out on me. I hope that I don't ever run across a man in the middle of his IMS episode. By the way kudo's with our profile being a 100, I'm a newbie and can't wait to see my numbers rise.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Nemingha - The medical field refers to it as Irritable Male Syndrome but I know many women who joked about male pms.

      Tony - I am no doctor but to be honest with you people annoy me too all the time. I agree these measure are good for anyone male or female regardless.

      Tiger - You and me both!! Thank you.

      Princessa - Yes changing diet and exercise can make significant changes in body chemistry.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      I think that feeding our men with appropiate foods can solve a lot of trouble. They don't even need to know about it :) Just including foods that increase the production of testosterone as part of their daily diet can make a big difference in the long run.

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      Amanda Davey 8 years ago from Canterbury, Kent, UK

      Very informative. I definitely know some males who are so obviously going through PMS. Thanks for sharing.

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      TM people generally can be annoying to me alot of the time . Do you think I might possibly be suffering from this condition ? I have not drank a drop In like three weeks now .Except for Diet Coke of course !

      In any event these are just some good common sense measures for all of us regardless of gender. Thx for the hub and best to you !

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      Nemingha 8 years ago

      I think most women may have laughingly referred to Male PMS at one time or another - but I didn't realise that people in the medical profession were actually calling it that!

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you G-Ma. This was all new to me I learned a great deal.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      YUP...It is all true...nicely done..:O) Hugs G-Ma


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