Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the stage where female experience many psychological, physical and emotional discrepancies prior to their monthly menstrual cycle. Almost every woman faces premenstrual syndrome in her life multiple times.
It is most common in females during puberty or childhood age just prior to their teenage years. Again according to other statistics premenstrual syndrome is mostly experienced in female of age group of late 20s or early 30s. Both notions about premenstrual syndrome is right as physical premenstrual syndrome symptoms are mostly observed in girls during puberty whereas psychological or emotional symptoms are more common in women lying in late 20s and early 30s.
You'll be amazed to know that there are more than 200 different symptoms that are associated with premenstrual syndrome. Major physical symptoms for PMS include abdominal cramps, acne, constipation, bloating, muscular pain, swelling in breasts and headaches.
Anxiety, insomnia, stress, irritability, mood swings, emotional sensitivity, fatigue and even changes in level of libido are regarded as some of the major emotional and psychological symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome.
PMS is very high among women suffering from depression. The premenstrual syndrome usually starts before ten days of menstrual cycle in females and symptoms may differentiate in menstrual cycle.
Other than depression premenstrual syndrome is linked with increasing age and high tobacco use. High consumption of caffeine is considered as one of the major trigger of premenstrual syndrome.
Family history, stress and most importantly deficiency of certain elements in our diet like vitamins, magnesium, manganese, zinc and other minerals are also considered as major reasons behind premenstrual syndrome.
Premenstrual syndrome is more associated with luteal phase, in which level of hormones changes in females. And this fluctuation in hormone level causes different moods and shows multiple symptoms in women.
The allopathic method for treatment of premenstrual syndrome involves prescription of different anti depressants, oral contraceptives which are perceived to stabilize hormonal imbalances and inflammatory drugs. These pharmaceutical medications do happen to deliver results but comes with huge side effects and can make more serious complication for you later.
The best way to tackle premenstrual syndrome is to watch and manage your menstrual calendar. A change in lifestyle helps in 50 to 70 percent of cases. Supportive therapies and aerobic exercises have proven to be very helpful in dealing with premenstrual syndrome.
It is highly advised to reduce the daily intake of caffeine; sugar and sodium up to the maximum level as these contents facilitate premenstrual syndrome.
Adequate and full night sleep is also recommended by almost every practitioner and herbalist for treatment of PMS. Consumption of food items rich in calcium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin E and vitamin B6 are highly advised for females having premenstrual syndrome.
Exercise and aerobics are very effective for dealing with PMS. Daily exercise not only keeps your weight balanced but is also very effectual for keeping depression away from you. Aerobic such as yoga have multiple health benefits associated with it and maintaining your hormonal level in premenstrual stage is one of them.
It is also suggested to take small but frequent meals along with exercise to get the best results.