Premenstrual syndrome

What Is Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Premenstrual Syndrome is the physical or mental state occurring about a week before women’s menstrual cycle and causing cramps, mood swings, acne, head ache or tender breasts. The diagnosis demands the examination of the emotional and physical pattern occurring after ovulation and before the menstrual cycle and the extent to which they interfere with the normal life. 

What Is Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Premenstrual Syndrome is the physical or mental state occurring about a week before women’s menstrual cycle and causing cramps, mood swings, acne, head ache or tender breasts. The diagnosis demands the examination of the emotional and physical pattern occurring after ovulation and before the menstrual cycle and the extent to which they interfere with the normal life. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Premenstrual syndrome?

  • The symptoms vary for different women and resolve once the bleeding commences.
  • Most common symptoms are cramps, mood swings, acne, head ache or tender breasts 

What Are The Causes Of Premenstrual syndrome?

  • The exact cause is unknown, however hormonal changes seem to be an important factor.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Rest and Destress as high stress is a direct cause of low progesterone
  • Keep a check on your weight
  • Eating small, frequent and variety of meals helps in managing Premenstrual Syndrome.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Don’t over exercise
  • Don’t take coffee, alcohol.
  • Socialize and try to engage yourself in activities which are not too physically demanding but emotionally satisfying.    

What Are The Best Foods For Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Fry half tsp of carom seeds in one tsp of pure ghee, add it in hot milk and drink it. This will help you get rid of mensural cramps. You can add honey for taste.
  • Foods rich in magnesium like Dark Leafy Greens (Raw Spinach), Fish (Mackerel), Nuts and Seeds (Squash and Pumpkin Seeds), Whole Grains (Brown Rice).
  • Foods rich in vitamin B6 like Sunflower Seeds, Pistachio Nuts, Fish (Tuna), Turkey
  • Vitamin C rich foods like guavas, dark leafy vegetables, kiwi fruit, citrus fruits, and papaya increase the amount of uterus lining and can help in getting periods.
  • Increase intake of whole grains, iron rich foods and fresh ripe fruits in the case of abnormal uterine bleeding. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Avoid cheese and saturated meat products.
  • Avoid cold items like ice-cream, ice, cold drinks etc.
  • The right balance of estrogen and progesterone in woman’s body is extremely important. If you have estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency, you should avoid foods that increase estrogen levels. Foods to avoid in such condition are: Soy, sugar, dried fruits especially dried apricots, dates, and prunes, flax seeds, sesame seeds etc.    

What Are The Medicines For Premenstrual syndrome?

What Are The Tips To Manage Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Change your diet to healthier one. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Premenstrual syndrome?

  • The symptoms vary for different women and resolve once the bleeding commences.
  • Most common symptoms are cramps, mood swings, acne, head ache or tender breasts 

What Are The Causes Of Premenstrual syndrome?

  • The exact cause is unknown, however hormonal changes seem to be an important factor.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Rest and Destress as high stress is a direct cause of low progesterone
  • Keep a check on your weight
  • Eating small, frequent and variety of meals helps in managing Premenstrual Syndrome.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Don’t over exercise
  • Don’t take coffee, alcohol.
  • Socialize and try to engage yourself in activities which are not too physically demanding but emotionally satisfying.    

What Are The Best Foods For Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Fry half tsp of carom seeds in one tsp of pure ghee, add it in hot milk and drink it. This will help you get rid of mensural cramps. You can add honey for taste.
  • Foods rich in magnesium like Dark Leafy Greens (Raw Spinach), Fish (Mackerel), Nuts and Seeds (Squash and Pumpkin Seeds), Whole Grains (Brown Rice).
  • Foods rich in vitamin B6 like Sunflower Seeds, Pistachio Nuts, Fish (Tuna), Turkey
  • Vitamin C rich foods like guavas, dark leafy vegetables, kiwi fruit, citrus fruits, and papaya increase the amount of uterus lining and can help in getting periods.
  • Increase intake of whole grains, iron rich foods and fresh ripe fruits in the case of abnormal uterine bleeding. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Avoid cheese and saturated meat products.
  • Avoid cold items like ice-cream, ice, cold drinks etc.
  • The right balance of estrogen and progesterone in woman’s body is extremely important. If you have estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency, you should avoid foods that increase estrogen levels. Foods to avoid in such condition are: Soy, sugar, dried fruits especially dried apricots, dates, and prunes, flax seeds, sesame seeds etc.    

What Are The Medicines For Premenstrual syndrome?

What Are The Tips To Manage Premenstrual syndrome?

  • Change your diet to healthier one.