Generally, premenstrual syndrome symptoms, or PMS symptoms, are general signs that a woman is approaching her monthly menstrual period. For some women, premenstrual syndrome is nothing but a harmless season during their monthly cycle, yet others find it nearly impossible to get through.
The reason for this is that it is associated with severe pain and discomfort for the majority of females. Keep on reading this article to learn more about premenstrual syndrome symptoms and how to go about treating them.
Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms
There are between 20 and 32 percent of women who report symptoms from mild to severe that affected some aspect of their lives. About three to eight percent report PMDD.
PMS symptoms can vary from month to month but typically include abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, sore breast, acne, cravings for sweets, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, depression, and sadness.
Premenstrual Syndrome and how to relieve it
It is impossible to cure PMS, but there are steps you can take to ease the symptoms. The following are some options you might choose if you suffer from mild or moderate premenstrual syndrome:
1. Make sure that you drink enough fluids to reduce abdominal bloating
2. Having a balanced diet to improve your overall health and energy level, which includes eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and reducing your intake of junk foods
3. Be sure to reduce the amount of sugar, salt, coffee, and alcohol that you consume
4. You can take supplements that reduce cramps and mood swings, such as folic acid, folate, vitamin B-6, calcium, and magnesium
5. You can take vitamin D to reduce the symptoms of depression
6. To reduce fatigue, it is important that you sleep for eight hours at least a night
7. Engaging in physical activity to reduce bloating and improve your mental health
8. Taking measures to reduce stress, such as exercising and reading,
9. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been shown to be effective in treating depression
Muscle aches, headaches, and stomach cramps can be relieved with pain medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin. A diuretic can also be tried to prevent bloating and weight gain due to water retention. Follow a professional's advice regarding prescription medications and nutritional supplements.
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