Premenstrual syndrome: symptoms, treatment

Premenstrual syndrome: symptoms, treatment

Most women sooner or later face an unpleasant thing called “premenstrual syndrome” (also known as PMS). “Flying” pain, discomfort throughout the body, terrible mood … The woman herself is not happy, others are also not happy. Can this “punishment” be avoided and how?


Each woman has some predominant symptoms of PMS, and some are completely absent. However, many will agree that the approach of menstruation is very noticeable about a week before the start.

Mood swings, tearfulness, irritability and even aggression

Pain or discomfort in any part of the body (abdomen, joints, head, etc.)

Acne and acne (as on the face, and breast, mammary glands, in the natural folds of the body)

The stronger or changed body odor (most often this symptom is worried only by a woman, the surrounding people do not notice anything)

Fatigue, loss of attention

Exacerbation of asthma, depression, migraine and some other diseases

Despite the fact that the symptoms may be similar to the symptoms of other diseases, the main thing that will help to distinguish PMS is the complete disappearance of all unpleasant manifestations after the completion of “critical days”.


• If your health deteriorates strongly during the PMS period

• if health deteriorates more strongly during the PMS period during the last three cycles

• If during the PIP period you have difficulties at work

• If during the period of PMS you have a frustrating personal life

Do not forget to see a doctor!


No one knows the causes of premenstrual syndrome reliably. But the main and leading assumption is one thing: the hormones are guilty. Another important factor in the emergence of PMS is the lack of vitamins (mainly, group B: riboflavin and thiamine).

Some doctors make the reasons for the type of a woman’s personality. In suspected and prone individuals in depressed states, PMS can be predicted with a probability of 100%.

Dangerous appearance

A variety of PMS – the so-called premenstrual dysphoric disorder – carries a lot of hidden dangers. Not only is it much heavier than the ordinary PMS, it can lead to severe mental disorders.

His symptoms are:


panic attacks


Thoughts of suicide

Usually such a severe course of the premenstrual state develops in women who have experienced physical or psychological traumatic circumstances.

Treatment or prevention?

Since it is easier to prevent, than to treat, prevention in the case of PMS is preferable. However, even without treatment, sometimes you can not do.


1. Doing sports, fitness

With physical activity, the body produces and accumulates endorphins (the so-called hormones of happiness), which will help to survive the pessimistic or depressive mood.

2. Proper nutrition

Food rich in Group B vitamins (pork, beans, dairy products, eggs) will fill the deficit and help the nervous system cope with the PMS load – both physical and emotional. But from the excessive use of coffee and alcohol is better to refuse.

3. Relaxation

Do not forget to relax after a day’s work. Do it the way you are used to, keep this small, pleasant tradition holy: listen to music, do yoga, meditate.

Here are 12 more ways to deal with PMS:


If you still had to see a doctor, then the treatment will already be medicines.

1. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antispasmodics

They may be needed for pain.

2. Hormonal contraceptives

They were created primarily for treatment, and are a great help to get rid of and forget about PMS.

3. Antidepressants

“Heavy artillery” can be appointed by a doctor in the aggressive course of the syndrome.

Be that as it may, any woman suffering premenstrual syndrome, to some extent, is fully able to cope with this trouble. You just need to know a little, want a little, and do a little for yourself and your health.

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