Aug 10, 2022
Do you feel you're on a rollercoaster ride every month?
How unpredictable your mood gets that it surprises even your own-self.
Well, PMSing is quite a struggle!
And we are not alone, right?
Let's dig a lil more to know what PMS exactly is-
Premenstrual Syndrome - is common ( but not necessarily normal ) where women who menstruate experience changes in their mood, behaviour and physical symptoms for a week or two leading to periods.
It occurs in the Luteal phase (known as the premenstrual phase) of the menstrual cycle.
The luteal phase  - is the two-week period (approximately) that occurs between ovulation and the next period.
As per the study, PMS can be present in 30-80% of women who menstruate and are a sign of hormonal imbalance.
An exact reason why PMS happens is not known but as per the theory, Estrogen and Progesterone levels start decreasing during the second half of the cycle.
PMS symptoms go away after a woman’s period starts as hormone levels start rising again.
How do you know you're getting your periods soon?
There is so much we can do with our daily food and lifestyle choices to reduce the signs and symptoms of PMS.
Foods that help to ease your symptoms-
How to deal with these dreadful times?
Relax- Going to bed earlier and reducing the screen time leads to a good sleep.
Move your Body- light walking, Yoga, Exercising helps in reducing the period cramps as Endorphin gets released which acts as a natural painkiller.
Hydrate- one cannot emphasize more on increasing the fluid intake as it helps in dealing with cramps.
Manage Stress- Stress is the driver of imbalances and it is important to reduce it by implementing stress management strategies.
Craving is real- Indulge in healthy eating to feel better physically.
And of course, A Lil pampering never hurts!!
Advice - it is advisable to consult a gynecologist to get to the root cause of your period pain and if it stops you from carrying out your daily activities.