Premenstrual syndrome is a condition of a woman which is often used when describing illnesses, bad mood or indisposition. However, it does not matter how ridiculous and artificial the problem might seem to men or lucky women who have never experienced PMS symptoms. PMS plays an important role in the lives of most women, reducing the quality of life, swaying their relationship with family and making life at work difficult.
Why is it bad to experience premenstrual syndrome?
In the old days, when women did not yet have such a large social burden, did not work and did not take responsible positions, they spent this difficult period in bed because of malaise.
However, in today’s society women have a much more active lifestyle. Their body is exposed to constant stress and physical strain. Women simply do not have time, and sometimes the possibility to stay in bed, make a pause and take care of their health. Our contemporaries are forced to work and endure the discomfort caused by PMS since this phenomenon is not actually a disease.
For many years, PMS symptoms were little known, but today’s women are accustomed to dealing with the emerging symptoms, causing harm to themselves, risking their career and relationship with the beloved ones.
Doctors from all countries are unanimous in their opinion – there is no need to suffer! During this period, women should be protected and helped to cope with the problem.
How can you cope with PMS?
To begin with, PMS is not the norm; most often it happens due to the state of hormonal imbalance, the causes of which can be understood only by a specialist. After diagnosing, the gynecologist will prescribe the right treatment, which is usually complex and includes not only medications, but also recommendations for diet and lifestyle. Such complex treatment usually includes the so-called cyclic vitamin therapy.
The fact is that every month the female body experiences a series of cyclic changes; depending on the day of the cycle, it needs certain vitamins and minerals. Therefore, the scheme of the prescribed vitamin therapy is usually very complex.
And if there are signs of hormonal imbalance or PMS, it is desirable to take phytohormones to improve this condition. To facilitate the complicated scheme, the TIME Factor medicine was developed. It is composed of 4 blisters depending on the phase of the cycle.
During the first phase – menstruation, which normally lasts for 5 days, a woman is in the increased need of iron due to bleeding. She may also feel pain and discomfort. The capsule composition of the first blister includes iron, folic acid to improve its absorption and ginger extract to suppress painful uterine contractions.
During the second phase – the phase of proliferation – the estrogen content in the blood increases; an excess amount of edema can occur; heightened irritability and insomnia are also possible. To normalize this state and stabilize estrogen levels, broccoli extract is used, as well as the so-called tranquility vitamins – glutamic acid and nicotinamide, included in the second blister.
During the third phase, or the phase of increasing concentration of another female hormone progesterone, it is important for a woman to maintain its level by taking vitamins E and C, as well as the extracts that promote its secretion.
The fourth phase is the so-called late secretion phase. During this period, PMS manifestations are observed. They can successfully be removed due to the extract of Vitex sacred; magnesium will help to improve the emotional background, and zinc will preserve the smoothness of the skin, preventing the appearance of inflammatory processes.
Women’s nutrition during PMS
During the second half of the menstrual cycle, it is important to pay attention to nutrition, especially in case of PMS. Nutrition should be rational and balanced. A woman should eat often, in small portions and without skipping breakfast. Preference should be given to the foods rich in fiber and carbohydrates. The diet must contain more fruits and vegetables as sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. One should consume more liquid, drinking it often and in small portions. It is desirable to avoid large amounts of protein foods (meat). It is recommended to avoid fatty foods, pastries, caffeine and alcohol, as well as sugar and salt.
Sports and PMS
Physical activity should be represented by doing yoga, pilates, massage, which is deservedly considered the best assistants in the acquisition of health and harmony. Powerful and excessive physical activity during this period should be abandoned.
This is only the basic methods of dealing with premenstrual syndrome. It is worth saying that the possibilities of modern medicine are great, and in most cases doctors can help their patients. Therefore it is important to promptly seek a family doctor.
If society takes care of the female body during the premenstrual period and the critical days, it will help keep her healthy and beautiful for many years to come.