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PMS Is In Your Head!
Remember the old days when male doctors insisted that PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome was all in a woman's head. Women were tripping. Those doctors were right. They were not playing head games with women. PMS is in a woman's head. Constant mood swings. Fighting depression. Mounting anxiety. Crying fits and anger. Research shows that the change in a woman's hormone levels during menstruation affects the part of the brain that regulates emotions. The irritability they experience is directly related to the sudden shift in hormone levels in the body. Once skeptical male physicians are now aware of the real changes in a woman's body during menstruation. They wish to make peace with those former misconceptions. Take that fact, put it in your peace pipe, and smoke it Doc!
How PMS Works!
Women in their early twenties to forties are commonly affected with PMS. They start noticing PMS symptoms several days before their menstruation begins. Most women simply associate this with their monthly cycle and get on with their life. Others find that it is hard to function during that period. PMS symptoms like bloating, irritability, anxiety, and cramping usually disappear once the monthly cycle starts. PMS symptoms also vanish when a woman is pregnant or approaching menopause.
Medical research studies discovered that PMS causes vary widely in women. The general finding is that changing hormone levels in a woman's body contribute to the mood swings. Depression certainly contributes to PMS anxiety and irritability. Other factors that contribute to PMS include vitamin deficiency, eating salty foods, consuming alcohol, or too much caffeine.
Women experiencing mild PMS symptoms might easily ease the problem with a few simple changes that include the following:
Consume Extra Veggies
Consume More Fruit
Additional Whole Grains
Avoid Salty Foods
Get Eight Hours Sleep
Other ideas to ease symptoms include reducing stress by talking over problems with friends, meditating, taking up yoga. Aspirin and other over the counter medications work wonders to reduce mild cramps and backaches.
Natural PMS Treatments
The following natural treatments work wonders for mild PMS symptoms.
Black Cohosh Tea
Black Cohosh Supploements
Women with severe PMS should consult with their doctor for further information and arranging proper treatment.
Natures Way PMS Treatment
Online Info Source:
PMS Health Center
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