Did someone say PMS?

The 6 Best Ways To Fight PMS

 

What is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms, including irritability, depression, bloating, mood swings, aches, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue and restless nights. 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. Everyone’s body and experience is different, so the emotional and physical changes you experience with premenstrual syndrome may vary from just slightly noticeable all the way to intense.

Treatments and lifestyle adjustments can help you soothe, manage or reduce the signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Although you must always consult a your primary care physician or OBGYN here are the 6 best ways to soothe and fight  your PMS in the meantime.

The 6 Best Ways To Fight PMS

 

#1 Watch what you eat!

Watching what you eat is key. Why? Bloating. Your jeans might feel a little tighter than normal and it’s the most is unpleasant feeling ever. However bloating can be reduced by watching what you eat and drinking plenty of water.

Avoid carbonated drinks,  veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, beans, salty foods and even gum if you’re prone to bloating. These foods can make bloating worse.

#2 Get enough sleep!

Getting enough sleep helps a lot. Lack of sleep causes women to feel tired, irritable and run down which may increase levels of stress and symptoms of PMS.

#3 Move your body!

Chances are exercising might be the last thing you feel like doing but exercise can be hugely beneficial for PMS symptoms like cramps, aches and pains and even irritability. Good circulation help soothes cramps and aches.

#4 Find something distracting to do!

Whether you go out or stay in, doing something fun will be an excellent distraction from your symptoms. Try a movie on the couch, it does wonders.

Of course, if your symptoms are really severe, you should talk to your doctor. Severe PMS symptoms like cramps can be a sign of other disorders, or something more than typical PMS.

#5 Enjoy your cravings!

PMS is going to happen no matter what we do! A number of women have food cravings during PMS.  It’s not going to hurt if you enjoy a little extra snacks once a month. Right? Just remember to watch what and how much you eat. Perhaps if you enjoy your cravings you may not be as irritable or moody. Perhaps.

#6 Speak to your physician!

Many girls report various muscle aches or cramping before and during their periods.  If you’re in severe pain or distress, speak with your primary care physician or OBGYN. If you notice anything unusual about your period or your body, do not seek google seek your physician.

 

written by Simeaka Melton, Editor In Chief

 

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