HI #GYNEGIRLS AND #PREGGOS!
It’s Dr. DRAI- I’m back. Now you know I want to make sure that you ladies are taking good care of yourselves. So many women have issues with Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). Is this something that you struggle with?
Let’s Discuss 7 Ways You Can Get PMS in Check:
- Keep track of your symptoms –Writing a symptom diary can greatly help. Recognize what’s going on throughout the month by noting how you feel from day to day. You can then schedule things to coincide with specific times. For example, if you tend to feel great for a few days during your cycle.
- Tackle the symptoms– many PMS symptoms can be easily controlled using pain relievers.
- Take vitamins and minerals– studies show that a lack of various nutrients can increase PMS symptoms. These include magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, iron, and zinc. In one study, it was revealed that 50 to 80% of women with PMS were deficient in magnesium.
- Lose excess weight – The more overweight you are, the more likely you will suffer from PMS. Losing excess weight, in this case, can be helpful.
- Chill out– stress is also implicated in PMS. You’re more likely to have worse PMS symptoms when you are stressed than when you are relaxed. Practice ways of relaxing.
- Get moving–exercise can lift your mood as it helps to boost the feel-good chemicals in the brain known as endorphins. Low levels of endorphins have also been implicated in PMS.
- Cut them out – Salt, sugar, coffee, and alcohol have all been linked to PMS symptoms. Salt causes bloating, alcohol can worsen your mood, caffeine can increase breast tenderness and sugar exacerbates food cravings.
Hopefully, these tips will help you conquer your PMS symptoms. Until next time #GYNEGirls and #Preggos…