Let’s discuss a quick topic about us women and PMS syndrome!
This has been on my mind lately just because I know many women never want to speak on this or even accept the fact that they may have these symptoms each month.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of symptoms that many women get about a week or two before their period. Most women, over 90%, say they get some premenstrual symptoms, such as bloating, headaches, and moodiness. For some women, these symptoms may be so severe that they miss work or school, but other women are not bothered by milder symptoms. Studies have shown that on average, women in their 30s are most likely to have PMS.
PMS is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that many women get after ovulation and before the start of their menstrual period. Researchers think that PMS happens in the days after ovulation because estrogen and progesterone levels begin falling dramatically if you are not pregnant. PMS symptoms go away within a few days after a woman’s period starts as hormone levels begin rising again.
I can say I’ve been there….but with some changes in your life and diet this can all be managed. At least 90% of us get this before our monthly cycle. Its not fun.
The acne coming up, feeling heavier than usual, bloated, constipation, food cravings, and let’s not forget the mood swings! It’s estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.
Symptoms tend to recur in a predictable pattern. But the physical and emotional changes you experience with premenstrual syndrome may vary from just slightly noticeable all the way to intense.
Still, you don’t have to let these problems control your life. Treatments and lifestyle adjustments can help you reduce or manage the signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
These symptoms can take control over you each month if you don’t know how to manage them or control them with some lifestyle changes.
When to see a doctor
If you haven’t been able to manage your premenstrual syndrome with lifestyle changes and the symptoms of PMS are affecting your health and daily activities, see your doctor.
Never be afraid to reach out to a specialist who may be able to help you.
How have you dealt with PMS ?! What has worked for you?! That may help others.