Is PMS your problem too?

IS  PMS  YOUR  PROBLEM  TOO?

Most of the women experience little discomfort in their lower abdomen before the menses. But if

  • You get irritable, tense or unhappy before your menses or
  • Your breast becomes very tender
  • You have a feeling of bloating and flatulence and if
  • These symptoms interfere with your daily routine.

Then you might be suffering from Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

A woman’s menstrual cycle is under the control of certain hormones. The second half of the cycle which is called as luteal phase is linked to PMS. Changing levels of hormone affect some women more than the others. Apart from this, certain other factors like high salt diet, low levels of antioxidants, caffeine or alcohol can worsen your symptoms.

A few problems like endometriosis, perimenopause and adverse effects produced by oral contraceptive pills need to be excluded. Your gynaecologist would like to take elaborate history to rule out these. She would also like to see that you are not suffering from anemia, hypothyroidism, eating disorders and mood disorders.

The good news is this that this problem is treatable and you need not suffer anymore.

Keeping an exercise program in your schedule is advisable. Engage yourself in some form of de-stressing activities. You need to cut down a little bit on your salt intake. Reduce your tea or coffee intake. For some who suffer from mild symptoms, this is all that they need to do. However, some might require medications in the form of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory drugs. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be useful in some. Some might require hormonal treatment and diuretics. Antidepressant medication may have to be prescribed in severe cases.

SO COME ON GIRLS, LETS FIGHT TOGETHER. YOU CAN POST YOUR QUERIES TO US AT  http://www.drarchanabharti.com

 

 

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