What is PMS?
Feeling out of sorts before your period is pretty common. But we have the lowdown on PMS – whether you’re looking for how long it lasts or how you can help ease premenstrual symptoms.
So what does PMS mean?
Did you know?
How can you ease premenstrual symptoms?
This is a great way to tackle PMS-related mood swings. Massages, tai chi and meditation are really helpful too, as they help you relax and feel less stressed.
If you smoke, try your best to stop. Apart from the health risks, studies show that women who smoke are more than twice as likely to develop moderate or severe PMS symptoms.
Aerobic exercise such as brisk walking or swimming has been found to help ease the anxiety, depression and blue moods that come with PMS.
You can be less vulnerable to your emotions by eating more of the good stuff like whole grains, fruit and vegetables – and less of the bad like sugar, fat and salt.
You may crave caffeine when you’re premenstrual, but you’re better off cutting right down on coffee, tea and chocolate, as these can make your symptoms worse.
Did you know?
Not true. Some women only get it some months. Some get it really mildly. Some don’t get it at all.
You most certainly can conceive when you’re premenstrual.
Good news, there is! From taking evening primrose oil to ease mild symptoms to seeing your doctor in extreme cases, there’s no need to suffer.
You may crave chocolate when you’re premenstrual but it will actually cause larger fluctuations in your blood sugar levels, meaning bigger mood swings. Try and avoid.
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[1 & 2] Information taken from a US study carried out by researchers from the University of California. Study entitled: The Association of Inflammation with Premenstrual Symptoms.