7 Ways You Can Get PMS in Check

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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:

  1. 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. 
  1. Tackle the symptoms– many PMS symptoms can be easily controlled using pain relievers. 
  1. 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. 
  1. 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. 
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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…

drdrai

Dr. Draion M. Burch, DO (Dr. Drai) – a highly respected, board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist – is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, consultant, and go-to media expert on women’s health and transgender health issues. He travels the country to meet with women one-on-one and in groups to provide and instruct on healthcare. Although Dr. Drai may be requested to spread his medical expertise to all four corners of the U.S., he always makes time to genuinely help those in need. As a pragmatic physician who offers endless charisma, high energy, and a larger-than-life personality, his “bedside manner” makes it obvious why his patients have named Dr. Drai “America’s OBGYN.” Dr. Drai is the founder and chief medical advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help women take control of their health. As an openly gay gynecologist he has patients flocking to him and his website for not only his medical expertise, but because of the security they feel in the way he cares for, relates to, and teaches women about subjects ranging from embarrassing vaginal care to serious sexual assault. His mission: Real medical advice, simplified. Dr. Drai takes his unique brand to the camera on his YouTube channel to spill his popular “Medical T” (TIPS) helping his self-titled #Preggos, #GYNEGirls and #GENTs pursue a healthier life. Dr. Drai’s on-point advice on off-the-wall questions about sexual health issues has many calling him a “sexpert.” Dr. Drai earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Ohio University and completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University.

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