What is PMS? Premenstrual Syndrome a.k.a Prepare to Meet Satan.
When it comes to PMS, almost every woman has something to say about it.
Is it that common? Yes!
At least 85 percent of menstruating women have at least 1 PMS symptom as part of their monthly cycle (estimated by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists).
Symptoms for PMS can include both emotional and physical distress and range from mild to more severe and can sometimes interfere with day-to-day activities.
“I want Ice-Cream, I love you, Get away, Oranges anyone?”~ Inside story of a PMS mind!
It can be painful and embarrassing to talk about, and finding accurate recommendations on treatments that work well can be challenging.
PMS is a combination of many symptoms like:
- Back pain
- Weight gain
- Change in appetite
Accept these as part of womanhood and never fear PMS. You can get some relief by altering your diet by avoiding foods that trigger PMS.
Here is what one of my patients had to say after following a diet plan I put together for her – After one month of keeping track of her symptoms and mood, she noticed that little by little her symptoms weren’t quite so strong. Her cravings didn’t seem quite so strong either and she seemed pleasantly surprised. ‘Stephanie’ (name changed for privacy reasons) noticed her cramps were very mild as well, and for the first time in many years, she wasn’t all that depressed. By the second month, her anxiety level was almost nonexistent and she had lost 8 pounds. ‘Jennifer’ (name changed for privacy reasons) felt so great that she decided to volunteer to host a party for her oldest daughter’s soccer team in the week prior to her period. Not only did she have a great time, but she was completely free of any PMS symptoms. Stephany continues to watch what she eats and exercises daily by taking short walks around her neighborhood and bicycling with her girls.
If you want your hormones checked or get more details about healthy diet, connect with Young Wellness Naturopathic Clinic Concierge, today!