PMS may not be taken seriously and sometimes people joke about it in comedy skits. PMS is serious and there is nothing funny about it. PMS affects nearly all women to some degree. Here are some suggestions on how you might help.
- Keep track of your progress:
Keeping a symptom journal might be beneficial. Keeping track of your feelings from day to day can help you to recognize what is going on in your life throughout the month. After that, you may schedule events to occur at certain times. For example, if you tend to feel wonderful for a few days during your cycle, that is the best time to take your driving test, go on a job interview, and so on.
- Deal with the symptoms:
Using natural therapies, you may effectively reduce many of the symptoms of PMS. Taking zinc supplements has helped acne. Feverfew has been used as a remedy for migraines. Burdock root might be beneficial for women who suffer from bloating.
Notice our non-committal tone. The reason behind that is simple. Symptoms can be connected to serious diseases best diagnosed by a physician. Self-diagnosis is not a good idea.
- Include vitamins and minerals in your diet:
According to research, a deficiency in a variety of minerals might worsen PMS symptoms. Magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, iron, and zinc are just a few nutrients. According to one research, between 50 and 80 percent of women suffering from PMS were magnesium deficient.
- Lose whatever extra weight you may have:
Several studies have established that the more overweight you are, the more likely you may suffer from premenstrual syndrome.
- Relax and unwind:
Stress has also been linked to premenstrual syndrome. When you are anxious, your PMS symptoms are more severe than when you are relaxed. Experiment with various relaxation techniques.
- Get Yourself Moving:
Exercise can improve your mood because it helps to increase the production of feel-good chemicals in the brain, known as Endorphins. PMS has also been linked to low levels of endorphins in the body.
- Snack on the Run:
As your iron levels are at their lowest during the week before your period, researchers believe your body will require an additional 500 calories a day throughout this period. On those days, have a nutritious mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack to keep you going.
- Use essential oils to enhance your mood:
According to some research, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) may be beneficial in reducing PMS symptoms such as irritability, stomach cramps, and breast soreness. It can be found in a variety of oils, including evening primrose oil, starflower oil, and blackcurrant oil.
- Use herbs as a supplement:
The Agnus cactus is a widely used plant to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS). According to research, it can reduce symptoms by as much as 50%. St. John’s Wort can also be beneficial. However, it has been shown to diminish the efficacy of the contraceptive pill when used together.
- Take them out of the picture:
The use of salt, sugar, coffee, and alcohol has all been connected to PMS symptoms.
Salt promotes bloating, alcohol can make you feel depressed, coffee can make you feel more sensitive in the breasts, and sugar increases your desire to eat.