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Premenstrual Management

Updated on August 12, 2015

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What is premenstrual syndrome?

Dysmenorrhea is caused by contractions of the uterus. The blood vessels in the uterus are pinched by contractions, cutting off blood supply to the uterus, leading to hypoxia and discomfort in the abdomen.

Every month, over a one week period up to ten days before menstruation some women, especial teen girls will experience discomfort feeling, tired, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disorders, might become irritable and impatient. This article might help you with your pain and symptoms. It is not the first time that you are experiencing this problem? You feel worried and don't know how to handle it or what to do. But don't worry! These feelings are referred as to premenstrual syndrome and it is normal and not dangerous. These syndromes usually occur before each woman menstrual cycle. These symptoms will usually end when women reach menopause. The cause has not been determined yet, but studies agree that this is a real disorder with the biological basis, not fully taking into account the psychological effect it as on the women mind.

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Symptoms

  • Feelings of sadness or despair, or even thoughts of suicide
  • Feelings of tension or anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings or frequent crying
  • Lasting irritability or anger that affects other people
  • Lack of interest in daily activities and relationships
  • Trouble thinking or focusing
  • Tiredness or low energy
  • Food cravings or binge eating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling out of control
  • Bloating of abdomen
  • Breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or muscle pain
  • Indifference towards her own family
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling helpless
  • Lacking in energy

Fact

According to the American Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 85% of women will experience these symptoms for about 400 menstrual cycles in their lifetime, since the first appearance of menstruation at puberty until menopause.

In each case, the extent of this syndrome will vary. There is no real current treatment to reduce these unpleasant symptoms other then some medicine prescribe by your doctor for extreme cases.

In addition, there is no real method to help these symptoms other than to find your own way to help reduce them and will not apply the same way to everyone. So each person should be able to find a way to reduce their discomfort by reducing food intake, decreasing your protein, fat, salt intake, increasing fruits and vegetables, by cutting a meal in half or eating less, add a small amount of vitamin B1, B2, B6, E, minerals in your diet.

Tips & Suggestions

If you experience too much pain, you can use a small amount of analgesics such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, naproxen, but remember absolutely do not use aspirin. If you experience a big serious pain, you should see your doctor get help. So your doctor can prescribe you with the right medicine to reduce the pain 1 to 2 weeks before premenstrual syndrome occurs to help reduce possible anxiety or depression. Diuretics may be taken to help reduce swollen hands and feet in case it happens.


When you have premenstrual syndromes such as severe abdominal pain or gastrointestinal disorders, doctors can prescribe you some medicine to prevent ovulation and you will not have menstruation for this month.

Naturally Managing Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms

© 2012 Vero'k

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