From time to time, almost every woman experiences unpleasant and painful sensations associated with menstruation. This may be swelling, chest pain, irritability, headaches, rashes on the face.
Sometimes premenstrual syndrome is so pronounced that a woman during this period refuses to communicate with others, she has so much pain, or a rash that she cannot appear at work. With such a difficult course of PMS, women often part with their loved ones and lose their jobs.
Fortunately, such strong symptoms are observed only in 8% of women, in other cases PMS is irregular, and its manifestations are not so strongly affected by the woman’s well-being and behavior.
A woman can safely work to communicate with loved ones and loved ones during this period. Although the premenstrual syndrome is far from frequent and millions of women suffer from it all over the Planet, it cannot be said that this ailment has been thoroughly studied, in fact, not much is known about it.
He is diagnosed and studied, but doctors still have not come to a common opinion about the nature of its occurrence.
From the observations of doctors it became known about one interesting detail: mostly PMS suffer either women are full, or those women who constantly exhaust themselves with diets.
PMS — hormonal or psychosocial disorders?
To understand how to deal with PMS, it was necessary to study the nature of its occurrence. Nowadays there is sufficiently strong evidence that PMS is associated with hormonal imbalance.
Since a week before the menstruation, the content of progesterone and estrogen does change in women, and women experiencing menopause do not have anything similar to PMS. It would seem that the nature of this disease is proven, but it is not.
The fact is that in many women who suffered from pronounced PMS, there were no abnormalities in the change in the estrogen and progesterone levels, while others had them.
Then, scientists conducted interesting experiments, regardless of the content of one or another hormone, some women suffering from PMS were given progesterone, and others had estrogen and, as a result, they both said that they had helped and they began to feel better.
The researchers concluded that the hormone played the role of a placebo. In England, they tried to go the other way, patients suffering from PMS were given medication that prevented any hormonal changes, and despite this, patients did not get better.
Then the researchers thought that the syndrome may be due to hormonal changes in another phase of the cycle? And maybe it is that it is associated with the psychological state of a woman? Opinions were also considered that PMS can be caused by thyroid dysfunction, diurnal rhythm disturbances, seasonal depressions, etc.
Whatever the case today, one thing is clear — hormonal imbalance is only one of the causes of PMS, but it is not the only one.
If you come with your problem to the gynecologist 99, 9% that he will appoint you hormonal preparations for the treatment of PMS. Motivating this by the fact that you have hormonal disorders, because, according to many doctors, this is the only cause of PMS. In a woman’s body, ideally, there should be a balance between the male hormones “estrogen” and the female “progesterone”.
During the cycle, their ratio changes and so it should be, the level of estrogen increases in the second half of the cycle, and progesterone decreases. But it’s all about the amount of increased hormones.
If there is too much estrogen, we are irritable, the mood changes ten times a day, we are overcome by dark thoughts and anxiety. The fact that similar symptoms appear in many women was noticed 80 years ago. Theories lined up one after another, that changing the balance of hormones not only affects our emotions, but also our physical condition.
The whole trouble is that one theory contradicted another and scientists never came to a unanimous opinion. Therefore, do not rush to take hormones, which the gynecologist will advise you, because the theories have remained theories, which means it is not at all necessary that hormone therapy will help you.
Natural hormone regulators
In order to cope with premenstrual syndrome, one should not immediately begin with chemistry. Let’s try to adjust the hormonal balance with the help of substances that contain phytoestrogens.
These substances help to restore the level of estrogen in the body.
Natural hormone regulators, unlike synthetic, if they do not help, they will not harm. But with hormonal pills need to be handled carefully.
Incorrectly chosen hormones can cause bleeding, significant weight gain, decreased libido, etc.
Products containing phytoestrogens include sprouted wheat grains, wheat bran, corn, sea buckthorn, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Estrogen production can also be stimulated by cold-pressed linseed oil, calendula and chamomile. If you brew chamomile tea in the morning and in the evening, you will soon forget about PMS.
The only drawback of this method of treatment is that you will need to be patient before changes occur. Phytoestrogens accumulate in the body over time.
We treat PMS with vitamins
Another common opinion regarding the causes of PMS is a lack of calcium in the body. Therefore, milk, cottage cheese, cheese, yogurt — should firmly settle in your diet.
If you are indifferent to dairy products or you don’t tolerate calcium at all, you can get it from soybean, leafy greens, sesame and beans. In parallel with these products should be consumed foods rich in vitamin D, so calcium will be absorbed much better. Products containing vitamin D are cod liver, Atlantic herring, spinach, eggs.
Also do not forget about the B vitamins, especially useful in the treatment of PMS will be vitamin B6. It is these vitamins that are involved in the regulation of estrogen levels.
To get this vitamin from food, you should eat liver, bananas, yeast, potatoes.
Such a microcell as magnesium will also be very useful. The fact is that many women before menstruation experience quite severe pain in the lower abdomen, and magnesium, together with calcium, will prevent a strong contraction of muscles.
Magnesium deficiency causes spasms, so the woman is in pain. Take regularly magnesium, the muscles before menstruation will be relaxed, and the woman will not be tormented by pain.
In order to provide the body with a sufficient amount of this trace element, enter the following foods into your diet: pumpkin, plum, walnut, whole grains of wheat, oats, buckwheat, tomatoes, almonds, chicory, olives. But from sweets it is desirable to give up at least 10 days before the onset of menstruation. Usually, just before the beginning of menstruation, we are drawn to the sweet and fatty because of this, sugar jumps, and this, according to scientists, is one of the causes of PMS.
If you really want sweet, it can be a small piece of chocolate, it is rich in magnesium, almonds, dried fruits.