Let’s get to know how premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects girls.
Many people notice changes in how they feel in the days before and during their periods. They will experience physical or emotional discomfort a week or so before they get a period. This is called premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which causes people to experience uncontrollable mood swings. Once menstruation starts, mood swings usually disappear.
Although the exact cause of PMS is not clear, it is thought to be related to the flow of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (from ovulation to the beginning of menstruation).
Symptoms of PMS include :
Treating PMS Symptoms
Actually, treating PMS symptoms through lifestyle changes can help women control mood changes and other emotional problems. There are many things you can do to help control the symptoms of PMS in the weeks before menstruation.
Regular exercise. Try to exercise for 30 minutes or more a day for five days a week, you will see how your body changes. When you exercise, your body increases dopamine, adrenaline, and endocannabinoids, which help with feelings of sadness, irritability, anxiety, and cramps.
Nutrition. Eat a balanced diet and limit cravings for junk food caused by PMS symptoms. Intake amounts of sugar, fat, salt, refined carbohydrates and alcohol can wreak havoc on your mood. Try to eat fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, poultry and other protein foods.
Sleep. Lack of sleep can affect your mood if you’re still a few weeks away from your period. Try to get 7 or more hours of good-quality sleep on a regular schedule a night, which will help you get a better mood.
Stress. Stress is a common feeling for many of us. Too much stress can produce emotional symptoms and make PMS symptoms worse. Try to practice some relaxation techniques, such as meditation or yoga, which can help treat PMS.
Go to the doctor
Talk to your gynecologist about your symptoms if you don’t know how to control your swinging mood before your period or how to fix the emotional PMS symptoms you’re experiencing.
It is common to experience mood swings, sadness, or irritability over a period of time. These symptoms should disappear a few days after the start of the period. Changes in lifestyle and diet can be helpful when MPS symptoms are mild.
If these emotional changes occur regularly, last throughout the month, or have a significant effect on a person’s life, you need to seek medical treatment.