Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is a term coined to describe the physical and mental symptoms experienced by women in the lacteal phase or the second half of their menstrual cycle. Physical symptoms such as bloating and headaches, and mental symptoms such as moodiness, anxiety, and depression are associated with PMS. Ranging all the way from annoying to distressing and debilitating, PMS symptoms effect the ability to carry on day to day life.
Prescription medications including anti-depressants are regularly prescribed to women suffering from PMS. However the unpleasant side effects associated with prescription drugs have women turning to natural and common sense remedies that improve premenstrual symptoms as well as general health. Find out more about these remedies and how to use them here.
The week before a woman’s period is difficult for many women. Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (also known as PMS), which causes a variety of symptoms, such as irritability and bloating. It is possible to manage premenstrual syndrome so that you do not have to be completely miserable for one week out of every month. Here is how to manage premenstrual syndrome.
Premenstrual syndrome or PMS can be awful to deal with and usually starts a week or so before your period. Symptoms can include irritability, swelling breasts, headaches, back pain, fatigue, bloating, and depression. Dealing with symptoms of PMS is not always easy, but it is possible to find relief. Here are a few tips for easing the symptoms of PMS and feeling normal again.
How to Naturally Reduce PMS: -
• Eat more spinach, yogurt, and cheese before your period. Studies show these foods help PMS especially if you are between the ages of 20 and 40. • During the week of your period take two teaspoons of dried oregano. Research shows that women who took oregano daily during their periods experienced few or no cramps. The carvacrol and thymol compounds quickly relax uterine muscles. Make sure the dried oregano leaves are fresh by smelling for its fragrance. • Eat breakfast to reduce the bloat. Studies suggest that eating breakfast reduces hormonal highs and lows linked to PMS. Go for cereals fortified with flax because this is purported to ease cramps. • Stop the PMS blues with the herb chaste tree (also known as vitex agnus). This herb has been proven to be as effective as Prozac for relieving depression, irritability, and mood swings. Use 30 drops in water three times daily. • Yoga pumps up the body's levels of allopregnanolone, a natural antidepressant, • Spironolactone is a diuretic that helps fight acne-triggering hormones. Ask your doctor for a prescription. • Avoid salt and drink plenty of water and you will reduce your chance of bloating. • Make sure to get enough sleep. Sleep helps reduce stress and premenstrual syndrome. • Become aware of irritability. Women with symptoms of premenstrual syndrome often become irritable as their bodies prepare for their periods. You might experience headaches or just a general feeling of grouchiness as your symptoms of premenstrual syndrome continue.
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