Us girls would surely know how the infamous premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can affect us, right? Well, did you know that there are certain tips that can save you some trouble while you are going through your PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome can be described as a group of symptoms that are experienced by a woman, between the time of her ovulation and her period.
These symptoms can be both physical and emotional, which are triggered by a series of hormonal fluctuations happening in the woman's body, a few days before her period.
In fact, many a times, it is jokingly said that many women tend to get "scary", while they are experiencing PMS, owing to the fact that their mood swings can be quite extreme!
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Although not every woman experiences PMS, majority of the women do, at least until they are a certain age.
Some of the most common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome are tenderness of the breasts, abdominal bloating, fatigue, pain in the back and lower abdomen, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, etc.
So, here are a few ways to make PMS easier; have a look!
Firstly, make a note of your period date, so you can figure out when your PMS is going to start. This tip can help you be better prepared to face the PMS symptoms.
Increase the intensity of your exercise, just before the approximate date of your PMS, as exercise can increase the endorphins in the brain and reduce mood swings.
Your immune system can get weaker during PMS, so ensure that you consume citrus fruits and protect yourself against infections.
When you are feeling down during PMS, lift your mood by pampering yourself, taking relaxing baths or watching movies, with some yummy snacks!
Avoid consuming alcohol while you are experiencing premenstrual syndrome, as alcohol can worsen the hormonal fluctuation, further increasing the mood swings.
While you are going through your PMS, ensure that you add more eggs to your diet, as the vitamin B in eggs can improve your moods, as well as reduce cramps.
You can also consume bananas during your PMS, as banana is rich in potassium content, so it can provide relief from bloating, as well as reduce mood swings!