October 15, 2006

Tackle PMS

Some women experience sudden mood swings, tenderness in breasts, a bloated tummy, headache, depression and many other symptoms a few days before their menses. For some it may start as early as 2 weeks before and continue during the period itself. In depressed women, it manifests in its worst form. If this sounds familiar to you, then you are one of those women who is suffering from PMS or Pre-menstrual syndrome, which affects nearly 1/3rd of women in their reproductive age.

Some possible causes:
* Hormonal fluctuations that take place during the period.
* Depression over long periods.

Suggestions to tackle PMS
* Intake of calcium supplements, vitamins etc.
* A proper nutritious diet
* Exercise
* Reducing the consumption of salty food.
* Adequate sleep & avoiding stress.
Ivy’s blog has a good post Beat the PMS. Read through it for more…
Category: Health



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16 comments:

  1. Veena3:06 PM

    the best thing to take is Motrin for the pain about that time and it will help through your period, don't take more than recommended on the bottle though it also tends to help a little with the swelling. as far as your mood changing i can't help you, try going on birth control that tends to help your period all the way around

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  2. PMS is not a disease or a condition that is assigned to women as a punishment, but is due to one or more of several causes. You really do NOT have to suffer with this, but you will need to make some changes. PMS is typically due to eating foods high in refined and highly cooked foods, mineral deficiencies due to (infections somewhere in the body, like dental, and a high pH in the stomach), liver toxicity, heavy metal toxicity - especially mercury and cadmium, hormone imbalances (your endocrine is a system of complex relationships that when you affect one organ, you affect them all), and especially nutritional deficiencies.

    Dental infections (toxic root canals done by typical dentists following the "standard of care" are very typically toxic) that you may or may not be aware of, injuries like episiotomy scars, tattoos, piercings, traumas to the upper body, etc. can reflex to the ovaries, making them weak and not allowing good estrogen production.

    The best thing you can do is to see a Certified Nutritional Therapist that can test you and tell you exactly what nutrients you are lacking and correct that with supplements, diet changes, and pin pointing any infection sites in the body. PMS is not a normal thing and is due to a lack of understanding on how to deal with it. You can be rid of the "curse."

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  3. Nalini9:54 AM

    I recommend calcium supplements to all my patients, since a large, well-conducted, randomized trial recently showed that 1000 milligrams of elemental calcium a day improves mood and other PMS symptoms. This will also reduce osteoporosis, hip fractures, and "hunchback." I advise using Tums, which is calcium carbonate,

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  4. Yoga Teacher9:17 AM

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  5. Nandita9:21 AM

    Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, or other types of calming exercises and deep relaxation techniques …
    They all protect women’s biochemistry and are capable of reducing many PMS symptoms. Try them all and see which one works best for you

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  6. If you have a jaw line breakout it may reflect hormonal changes or PMS, but it could also be from a dirty phone. Wipe off your home, work, and cell phones with a little rubbing alcohol on a pre-moistened cotton round.

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  7. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Calcium and Vitamin D seems to be the one thing that has the most research behind it in terms of reducing PMS.

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  8. unknown10:02 AM

    Modify your diet
    Eat smaller, more frequent meals each day to reduce bloating and the sensation of fullness.
    Limit salt and salty foods to reduce bloating and fluid retention.Do not eat any type of sugar, and of course sweeteners. Modify your diet Substitute garlic powder or onion powder for salt when cooking. Choose foods high in complex carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
    Choose non-dairy foods rich in calcium and perhaps a daily calcium supplement. Take a daily multivitamin supplement and a good source of plant derived trace minerals. Avoid caffeine. Avoid alcohol. Incorporate exercise into your regular routineEngage in brisk walking, cycling, swimming or other aerobic activity most days of the week. Regular daily exercise can help improve your overall health and alleviate symptoms such as fatigue and a depressed mood. Reduce stress - EFT is wonderful for reducing stress.

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  9. Do you have any tips for getting him out of my face when i have pms?

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  10. Reena5:52 PM

    Take a Tylenol Menstrual it helps with the bloating, angry moods, back aches
    Read a book
    Focus my mind on something else

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  11. Vidita9:40 AM

    During that time of the month are hormones are out of control, so needless to say, it can make us seriously PMS like major b!tches. Its no excuse,

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  12. Anonymous11:48 AM

    To overcome moodiness caused by premenstrual syndrome, try 5-HTP (herbal remedy). To boost your mood, many doctors and naturopaths recommend 150 mg 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) daily. It’s a natural mood enhancer — a plant extract that increases serotonin, reduces anxiety and improves sleep. It boosts your body’s serotonin levels (“happy” hormones), which drop the week before your period. Also, a lack of calcium can also cause moodiness before your period starts; make sure you’re taking 400 mg of calcium three times a day if you don’t drink enough milk or eat enough yogurt

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  13. Nirmala11:50 AM

    If your premenstrual symptoms include fatigue, food cravings, mood swings, and sleeping problems, then antidepressants or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be prescribed. (This is a little confusing, since most women with PMS do have those symptoms! But, if you severe PMS symptoms every month, then you might want to talk to your doctor about whether you’re struggling with depression as well

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  14. Bhakti9:58 AM

    A few days before menstruation, some women become nervous and irritable. They suffer from depression, headaches, fullness in the breasts, insomnia, and swelling in the lower extremities. This may be due to a hormonal imbalance. These problems cease within twenty-four hours of the start of the menstrual flow.

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  15. Rimsha9:10 AM

    Get a relaxing massage. Use unscented lotion or massage oil onto your palms and add 1 or 2 drop of essential oil of clary sage, chamomile, geranium, lavender or orange blossom. After mixing this mixture in your hand, massage it on your aching abdomen or lower back.

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  16. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus castus) is an herb, used immensely to reduce PMS problems. Take 10 drops of chaste tree berry extract every morning from mid-cycle until your period begins. It may take a nearly three months to see the results.

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