Hey girl, are you starting to feel like a piano wire where everybody is jumping up and down on it and feels like to scream because of the unexplainable mood swings? You are not alone in this world to experience this monthly nightmare and disturbances because of the vengeance of premenstrual syndrome or PMS. The vast majority of women are not spared from physical and emotional symptoms prior to menstruation. Some of these are exaggerated mood swings and depression, weight gain, acne, sleeping disorder, fatigue, abdominal cramps, back pain, food cravings, breast tenderness and all the terrible water retention or bloating.
The reason why these things happened is traced back to what we call endocrine gland connection. The system consists of numerous glands interconnected to each other in one way or another. It produced hormones which are released directly into the bloodstream and instrumental in regulating mood. If you are feeling that your pulse is racing, heart is pounding and muscles tensing up and there is no danger at all, your hormones is playing the role in working behind this unexplainable feeling.
It is advisable to have women check their thyroid gland if they are suspecting to have underactive thyroid. Gaining weight, constipation, slow heart rate, dry and place skin and constant feeling of tiredness can be symptoms of having underactive thyroid. Ask your physician for the treatment of this problem.
How to support the body when suffering from premenstrual syndrome?
- For mild cases, eat healthy diet. Avoid consumption of rich in fats, too much sugar and highly processed foods. Whole grains, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, unsaturated oils can reduce PMS based on clinical studies. Reduce caffeine intake for it contributes more to your anxiety and depression. Eat a low sodium diet to get rid of excess body fluids. Eating soybean and alfalfa seeds are also recommended.
- Drink 8 or more glasses of water every day.
- Take vitamins and mineral supplements. Calcium and magnesium can relax muscles. Zinc displaces copper in the body that can increase irritability and higher levels of estrogen. Vitamin E and B5 reduces breast tenderness, bloating and fatigue. Vitamin A is good for oily skin and skin prone to acne. You may consult your health care provider for vitamin supplement.
- Keep generally good health and maintain regular exercise at least three times a week. Yoga as form of exercise through meditation and breathing has shown rewarding results in helping to ease the PMS symptoms.
- If having cramps, drink red wine and take a hot bath. It will soothe and relieve the pain. Warm water in a bottle can be tried to reduce the severity of the pain.
Though your monthly suffering cannot simply go away, you can take control over the pain of PMS. Many women successfully manage to take in charge of their productive lives. Do not make all the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome dictate your lifestyle and affect your relationship with your loved ones.