Living in places with lots of grass and trees reduces PMS (Study)


Premenstrual syndrome is living near lush greenery.(PMS)of the physical, Studies show that it can reduce psychological symptoms. science journal «International Environment » 2022year 1University of Bergen in Norway and World Health Institute in Barcelona, ​​Spain to be published in the monthly issue(ISGlobal)Based on the joint research results of 2Work(local time) what was reported.

PMSFatigue several days before the onset of menstruation, breast pain, poor concentration, feeling impatient, headache, colic, whirl, annoyance, Symptoms such as edema are severe enough to interfere with daily life. maximum of women of childbearing age 20%is estimated to correspond to. Although environmental factors are mentioned as one of the causes, there has been no study on the correlation with green areas..

The researchers studied Bergen, Norway and Gothenburg, Sweden., Umeo, living in uppsala 18count~49three women 1069their living environment and PMS The correlation between symptoms was analyzed.. The women participating in the trial were irritable, unrest, increased tearing or sensitivity, difficulty sleeping, depression, chest tenderness, abdominal bloating, Hea et al. PMS Responded to questionnaires including whether or not they experienced symptoms. In order to calculate the green space around these women’s residences, the research team found the regular vegetation index that captures the vegetation of plants as an image.(NDVI)was applied while also estimating exposure to air pollution..

As a result, women living in areas with more green space PMS Fewer symptoms and anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, chest tenderness, found that they experienced less bloating. My1The author, researcher Kai Trievner at the University of Bergen, said, “Three of the four symptoms improved when exposed to green spaces were psychological symptoms., “It was just like we already knew,” he said. “Contact with nature reduces stress and improves mental health.”.

He said that the main reason for this is that it lowers the level of cortisol, a steroid hormone that is secreted in the body when the green plant is under acute stress.. “Stress is PMS It worsens symptoms and increases cortisol levels, which in turn PMS Progesterone associated with the onset of symptoms(steroid female hormone secreted by the ovaries)leads to an increase in the secretion of.

the researchers PMS They also found that exposure to green spaces for a long period of time is required to maximize the benefits of tax reduction.. Corresponding author of this paper ISGlobalPhayam Dadvand, a researcher at , said, “When we analyzed the effect of exposure to greenery at a specific point in time, there were no significant results..

Previous research predicted that close contact with natural spaces would have similar effects as increased physical activity and reduced exposure to polluted air. However, the researchers found that these factors PMS He said he found no evidence of a link to a reduction in symptoms..

“Despite the growing evidence of the beneficial effects of greenery on health,, Many cities still do not have enough green space.”.

By Han Gun-pil, reporter [email protected]

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