Three in four women who menstruate have felt any form of premenstrual syndrome, PMS, indicates the Mayo Clinic.
The symptoms usually start in the second half of the menstrual cycle and they disappear between the first and the second days of the period. Such symptoms include emotional signs, such as a depressed mood, crying episodes, irritability, insomnia, appetite changes and some other physical ones such as joint pain, migraine, breast sensibility, abdominal inflammation, fatigue, diarrhea or constipation and acne.
The MedlinePlus Portal recommends the following guides for managing the PMS:
- Maintain a balanced diet, with a high consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and salt and sugar low foods.
- Drink liquids such as water and natural juices, avoiding soft and alcoholic drinks or those beverages containing caffeine.
- Try to sleep sufficiently during the whole month. Perform calm or relaxing activities before going to bed.
- For alleviating the stress, practice yoga, breathing exercises and perform physical activity.
Consult with a specialist if your premenstrual syndrome doesn’t improve with home cares, if protuberances appear on your mammalian tissue or stalk secretions. Also consult if you are feeling in a low mood.
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