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How to Deal with PMS?

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

Premenstrual Syndrome aka PMS is a syndrome a lot of women suffer in a different way. All women experience PMS differently and it affects their daily lives by reducing comfort.

PMS can be summarised as the whole experience of mood changes, physical changes, and sensitivity changes according to the hormonal imbalance.

These phenomena can change according to the eating habits and physical habits of women. However, to deal with these symptoms, accepting and living in peace during this period is possible. In this article, we have summed up some of the things you can try out!


What are the common symptoms of PMS?

PMS symptoms can be categorized into two physical symptoms and emotional symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Having a hard time focusing

  • Depression

  • Crying

  • Changes in libido

  • Mood changes

  • Being tired

  • Head Aches

  • Tenderness on breasts

  • Bloating

  • Swelling

  • Weight changes

  • Acne

  • Sleep Disorder

  • Changes in appetite


How to test PMS?

One of the most common methods to learn whether a person has PMS or not is to journaling of symptoms. By tracking symptoms and their frequency around ovulation days health professionals can have an easier time diagnosing PMS. With the help of this method, not only health professionals but also everyone can guess their symptoms ahead of time and by changing their diet and exercises they can try to ease the symptoms. In the end, the person trying this method can deal with PMS symptoms easily.

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What are some PMS treatments?

PMS treatment can be as hard as the diagnosis. Scientific approaches can try out medications and supplements however, doctors are generally suggesting diet changes and lifestyle changes. Some of the commonly suggested methods are:

  • Exercise

  • Mental support during PMS

  • Reducing salt intake before PMS

  • Reducing caffeine intake before ovulation

  • Reducing tobacco intake

  • Reducing alcohol intake

  • Reducing raffinate sugar intake


When to see a doctor?

Other than yearly women's wellness exams, increasing temperature during menstruation, fainting, extreme fatigue, extreme pain, and abnormal bleeding are some of the signals where you should see your doctor. Also, mental health is very sensitive to hormonal changes and generally, common sense is that having depression during PMS periods is normal. However, if you are feeling extra lonely, if you are thinking of harming yourself or anyone around please see your doctor.

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