Tips to Manage your PMS
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is a group of symptoms that affect women during the days leading up to their menstrual period. Up to 75% of women report having some symptoms of PMS, which can include mood changes, crankiness, food cravings, and fatigue. For some women, these symptoms are mild and manageable. For others, PMS can be quite severe and interfere with everyday life. If you’re one of the millions of women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome, you know how frustrating it can be. But don’t worry – there are simple ways to manage PMS and decrease its impact on your life. In this article, we offer tips to manage your PMS.
Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Premenstrual syndrome is defined as a group of physical and emotional symptoms that occur during the last week of a woman’s menstrual cycle. PMS symptoms include:
• mood swings and depression
• trouble sleeping
• severe anxiety
• water retention
• breast tenderness
• food cravings
• PMS symptoms are most common in women whose cycles are shorter than 26 days. However, PMS symptoms can also occur in women whose cycles are longer than 30 days.
Causes of PMS
Here are some of the most common causes of PMS symptoms:
• hormone imbalances
• lack of exercise
• poor diet
• emotional trauma
• stress and diet are the most commonly reported factors that contribute to PMS symptoms.
Managing premenstrual syndrome effectively.
1. Understand and accept your symptoms.
Many women feel as if they are suffering from PMS because their symptoms are out of proportion to the problems they’re experiencing. For example, they may be experiencing 10% fatigue when they’re only experiencing 5%.
2. Talk to your doctor.
If the symptoms of PMS aren’t managed properly, they can lead to other health problems. In fact, one in five women with PMS suffers from depression and one in three suffers from anxiety.
3. Use the right treatments.
If you’re suffering from PMS, you may need to use a variety of treatments to manage your symptoms. For example, some women use hormone therapy. Hormone therapy is available in a variety of forms and is used to treat the symptoms of PMS.
4. Get enough rest.
Sleep is essential for our health and the health of our bodies.
Many women with PMS report that they’re feeling more tired than usual during their period. Getting enough sleep at night is important to reducing PMS symptoms.
5. Eat regular meals.
Many women with PMS report that they’re having cravings for certain foods. This can lead to weight gain and bloating, which can contribute to PMS symptoms.
6. Practice relaxation.
Relaxation can help you deal with PMS symptoms. Activities such as yoga can help you relax and get more sleep.
7. Get adequate exercise.Exercise is vital for women with PMS. It helps them to sleep better and helps them to lose weight.
There are many ways to manage PMS symptoms, but the best way is to discuss treatment options with your physician, and do what you can to feel better. Managing your diet, exercise, and learn emotional management techniques.
Psychotherapy can Help
Therapy can help you learn effective coping strategies to better manage the emotional toll PMS takes on your well being.
Learning to be more relaxed and less tense premenstrually can help ease some symptoms. The Mind Body connection is strong, which means that what we think affects how we feel in our bodies, and how the body feels affects our mental states.
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