Menstrual Cycle Carbohydrate Craving

What Causes Menstrual Cycle Carbohydrate Craving?

Menstrual cycle carbohydrate craving can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose menstrual cycle carbohydrate craving, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "menstrual cycle carbohydrate craving" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Mineral Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
hydrochloric acid supplementation
having asthma
having trouble concentrating
heart racing/palpitations
breast soreness during cycle
frequent confusion/disorientation
fatigue definitely reduced by eating
very angry/hostile disposition
refined sugar consumption
craving but not eating wheat
dizziness when standing up
low energy/stamina
... and more than 20 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of menstrual cycle carbohydrate craving:
Cause Probability Status
Hypoglycemia 91% Confirm
Mineral Need 58% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate being premenopausal or being perimenopausal, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you have a sugar, chocolate or carbohydrate craving associated with your cycle?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally / moderate
→ Often / severe
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate carbohydrate craving during cycle, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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