Top Tips to help with PMS
If it’s not bad enough dealing with Endometriosis, add PMS!!! Yup the fatigue, bloating, mood swings, breakouts, etc. This is why I set out to find the Top Tips to help with PMS.
First, let’s just brush up on what PMS is exactly.
What is PMS?
PMS stands for Premenstrual Syndrome. This is defined as a group of symptoms linked to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Women can have different symptoms.
The cause of PMS is not clear.
– Change in hormone levels, chemical changes in the brain.
– Low levels of vitamins
– Consuming foods high in sodium
– Caffeine or alcohol
Symptoms can vary from woman to woman. That may include:
– Swollen or tender breast
– Feeling tired
– Trouble Sleeping
– Digestive issues like bloating, constipation, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
– Headache or backache
– Appetite changes or food cravings
– Feelings of tension, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, etc
PMS is usually diagnosed by your physician based on the symptoms that you have. Be sure to record your symptoms for a couple of months. Include where in your cycle they are occurring and how they affect your daily life.
Did you know that 85% of women have one PMS symptom?
Here are some Top Tips to help with PMS:
- Nutrition: Eat whole foods, limiting salt intake, avoid excessive amounts of caffeine/alcohol, limit sugary foods.
- Physical Activity: Workouts like aerobic exercises and yoga may be helpful with symptoms.
- Stress Management: Try journal writing, mediation, Epsom salt baths, essential oils, etc.
- Supplements: Some recommend supplements like Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin E, or Vitamin B. Research has shown that supplements like, Chasteberry or Evening Primrose Oil can help as well.
- Environmental: Make sure you are choosing not toxic products. Endocrine disruptors can cause havoc on our hormones.
Check out some of my favorite non-toxic products here.
As a Long Island Endometriosis Health Coach, I also work with women who suffer from PMS. Together we will create a plan where you will learn how to listen to your body. I will help you choose foods that help your body, and work on realistic lifestyle changes.
If you have a favorite product or remedy you use for PMS, we would love for you to share.
Wishing you Health & Happiness!
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