Sergio Cortes, a medical specialist, explained why men experience pregnancy related symptoms when their spouses are expectant. This condition is little known and is related to some taboos according to the expert Cortes. This condition is called Couvade syndrome and cause men to experience pregnancy related symptoms, although it is not a disease. Men will experience symptoms like vomiting, dizziness, weight gain and nausea. The condition is not generic as many patients tend to think, but is as a result of hormonal reaction in the body of a man.
After conducting his research and analysis, Sergio Cortes concluded that majority encounter this condition when their spouses are pregnant. These symptoms are involuntary, and those affected should not worry because the symptoms will disappear after sometime. After researching, he found out that first time fathers are largely affected by this condition. Additionally, men who have waited for a long time without kids are also faced with this condition. The emotional feelings and attachment these men have towards pregnant women make them susceptible to pregnancy syndrome. Also, anxiety is another cause of this condition according to Sergio Cortes. He points out that the physical reaction experienced by men is as a result of mental subversion, and it has been proven that they experience some sort of brain changes because of the feeling of being fathers.
The medical expert explains that it is perfectly right for a man to have those feelings whenever his wife is pregnant. The feelings of fatherhood lead to men to have this condition of “phantom pregnancy”. Sergio has made some theories in regard to this syndrome because he thinks the feeling of insecure or anxiety appears natural in this case. He suggests that those who develop this syndrome because of the affection the father has to the child. Also, majority of men treat their wives in a special way like making decisions that would favor their partners while themselves are left on the background.
From the hormonal approach, it has been proved that a man will have certain hormones increase in numbers when their spouses are in their early or late pregnancies. The syndrome doesn’t always lead to mental problems, and patients should seek the help of physicians when the symptoms are severe.