• P.M.S. or Premenstrual Syndrome

    Most women are a little more irritable than usual the days before their menstrual cycle begins. In fact, approximately 80% of women suffer from physical and emotional symptoms just before their period. Symptoms may vary from woman to woman and from month to month.

    Not all women have premenstrual symptoms, but millions have their lives regularly disrupted to some extent. Generally PMS starts 7 to 14 days before the menstrual cycle.

    Some of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are as follows;

    1. Swollen and tender breasts
    2. Abdominal Cramps
    3. Nausea and vomiting
    4. Dizziness
    5. Headache
    6. Bloating or Weight gain
    7. Irritability
    8. Mood Swings
    9. Depression
    10. Upset stomach
    11. Bodily swelling
    12. Joint and muscle pain
    13. Palpitations
    14. Lack of ability to concentrate
    15. Sweating
    16. Dry or oily hair
    17. Oily skin
    18. Fatigue
    19. Change in appetite
    20. Anxiety, just to name a few

    Just from the above alone you can tell how awful this can be to suffer with, especially if you have to endure this every single month of your life from adolescence until menopause. Yikes!

    So do we know what causes PMS?

    As of now researchers are still undecided as to the real cause behind the syndrome. There are those that believe though that the hormonal level changes during the start of the menstrual cycle are what bring on PMS.

    Female bodies actually contain a blend of both male and female hormones and some believe that PMS is actually a result of an imbalance of these hormones that takes place in a woman’s body.

    Others believe that it is due to an imbalance of calcium and magnesium in the body that brings on PMS.

    Until they can figure out exactly what causes PMS it may be wise to simply focus on the natural methods of treating it.

    Here are some natural remedies for PMS that may work for you;

    1. Hot bath – helps to relieve tension and will relax your muscles

    2. Red Wine – apparently helps to relieve the cramps.

    3. Tea – peppermint or chamomile teas have proven to be effective in alleviating abdominal cramps.

    4. Caffeine – avoid caffeine as it contributes to further anxiety and irritability

    5. Diet – eat lots of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains. Eat smaller meals more frequently. Eat low sodium so as not to increase the water retention in your body.

    6. Evening Primrose Oil – you can get this in supplement form.

    7. Relaxation Techniques – meditation, yoga and deep breathing

    8. Aromatherapy massage – or either separately, aromatherapy or massage.

    9. Exercise – regular exercise can help to minimize the severity and occurrence of PMS

    10. Sleep – get your 8 hours in regularly

    11. Calcium – be sure to take a calcium supplement

    12. Hot water bottle – useful when placed on your abdomen to reduce cramping

    13. PreMensa:

    14. Femalite™ – Maintain stable mood before and during your menstrual period, Support feelings of well-being, Address common ‘blues’ experienced during the premenstrual period,Support healthy fluid balance, Soothe minor ‘cramps’ and ‘aches’ commonly related to the premenstrual and menstrual period.

    5. Dong Quai™ – Maintain estrogen and progesterone within normal levels, As a general tonic for the female reproductive system, Promote hormonal harmony throughout the menstrual cycle, Help with common premenstrual ‘blues’, Promote hormonal balance during the menopause and peri-menopause .

    Be sure to post a comment about what worked for you or if you know of any other natural remedies not listed here please feel free to share them here with others who are part of our community. Thanks for sharing.

    Take the time to find the help and the natural treatment you need, and you’ll be able to get on with your life and enjoy it to the fullest. You deserve to be happy and healthy and pain-free.

    To Your Optimal Health,

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