Premenstrual Syndrome (PMT) for many women can greatly affect their quality of life, impacting on their regular daily activities, their workplace performance, and often making it difficult for them to cope with the demands of everyday life. PMS is often viewed as an unpleasant, but unavoidable consequence of being a woman. It does not have to be this way! The good news is that Natural Medicines can help!
WHAT IS PMS?
PMS is the name given to a collection of physical and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle.The symptoms occur in the days or weeks before a period and usually resolves once the period has started. The most common symptoms of PMS include:
EMOTIONAL: Mood swings, iritability, unexplained anger, depression, anxiety, teariness & weepiness, poor concentration, low libido.
PHYSICAL: Abdominal bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, breast tenderness & swelling, headaches, back pain, fluid retention, acne, clumsiness, food cravings ( especially chocolate, carbohydrates & sweets )
WHAT CAUSES PMS?
There are many factors that may contribute to PMS. The most common causes are the imbalances in oestrogen and progesterone in the two weeks before a period. There are also other hormones that can play a part. Nutritional deficiencies in vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium and essential fatty acids are known to increase the severity of PMS symptoms. Stress, poor food choices, and lack of exercise can also contribute.
Therefore, by rebalancing the hormones, addressing nutritional deficiencies and factors such as stress and diet, Natural Medicine can help PMS become a thing of the past!
Why don’t you inquire about how to take control of your PMS symptoms.