Most of the women experiences muscle ache, swelling in hands and feet,bloating and tender breasts before the start of menstrual periods.They all are premenstrual Syndrome(PMS) symptoms and effect your daily life.PMS effects the changes in your body and your mood as well.PMS occurs either early in 20s or later in 30s.
Premenstrual Syndrome are caused due to hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. Lack of calcium, vitamin B6, and magnesium tends to increase the PMS symptoms in women.The symptoms may even worsens due to lack of exercise,stress and intake of too much caffeine.
Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome
There are two kinds of sign associated with Premenstrual Syndrome(PMS).
- Mood related change
- Physical changes
Symptoms of Mood Related Changes
- Bad Temper
- Upset,angry or anxious
- Stress and depression
- Despair and sobbing
- Feeling of hostility
- Poor concentration
Symptoms of Physical Changes:
- Acne and bad skin
- Low back pain
- Sleeplessness or too much sleep
- Excessive craving for food
- Weight gain
- Swelling and joint pain
- Constipation, nausea and vomiting
- Migraines or headache
- Breasts pain, or tenderness
Treatment for Premenstrual Syndrome
A slight change in the way you live will probably help you get rid of above mentioned signs ans symptoms of PMS.You should start eating healthy foods rich in calcium and vitamin B6.Do exercise regularly.
Generally, treatment for PMs differs from person to person.The only way you can deal with it is to do some tasks on your own such as limit the intake of refined sugar, avoid salt and salty foods before menstruation and also avoid coffee.
Try some stress management techniques,get proper amount of rest,avoid alcohol.Some recommended dietary and herbal supplements that can help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome are-red clover,green tea,gotu kola and 5-HTP.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”