Premenstrual Syndrome(PMS)

what is PMS?

Premenstrual syndrome, commonly called PMS, is a medical condition that has symptoms that affect many women of childbearing age. PMS occur just before your menstrual period and can cause a variety of physical and psychological symptoms.

According to The American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology PMS is a "The cyclic occurrence of symptoms that are sufficiently severe to interfere with some aspects of life, and that appear with consistent and predictable relationship to the menstrual period.

what causes PMS?

It is unknown the exact cause of PMS, but it seems to be related to the fluctuating levels of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. The fluctuating occur in order to prepare your body for menstruation.

symptoms of PMS

  • emotional outbursts
  • abdominal bloating and pain
  • sore breasts
  • acne
  • food cravings (especially sweets)
  • constipation
  • headaches
  • sensitivity to light or sound
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • anxiety
  • depression or sadness.

natural remedies for PMS

You can’t cure PMS, however you can ease the symptom of PMS.The treatment option include:
  •  drinking plenty of fluids to ease abdominal bloating. 
  • Eating a balanced diet to improve your overall health and energy level.
  • Take supplements, such as folic acid, vitamin B-6, calcium, and magnesium to reduce cramps and mood swings. 
  • Sleeping at least eight hours each night to improve fatigue. 
  • Getting plenty of exercise to decrease bloating and improve your mental health
  • there also some herbs that very useful for women during PMS such as chasteberry,black cohosh, and evening primrose oil(EPO)

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