PMDD & Stress Response

In an ongoing study of stress responses, women with PMDD exhibited blunted Sympathetic Nervous System responses to stress when compared with non-PMDD women. This blunted SNS activation could be seen in Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Plasma Norepinephrine.

Researchers hypothesize that in women genetically vulnerable to develop PMDD, the blunted SNS reactivity is the result of the systems’ attempts to adapt to chronic or severe stress. Read more about it here.

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