Top 5 Ways to Prevent Premenstrual Syndrome aka (PMS)!

For Men: Think of this – your mom’s unexpected frantic behavior, your girlfriend’s emotional drama, your sister’s senseless arguments, your wife’s never-ending suspicion, your female boss’ unreasonable fury! And all of this for no apparent reason! Isn’t it time to find an explanation?

For Women: Aren’t you tired of the monthly irksome phase in your life wherein life doesn’t seem to be in control? I am sure the displeasure is due to two reasons:

a)      People don’t understand you

b)      You don’t understand yourself

Most of us are aware of the concept of Premenstrual Syndrome. But, who cares?

Neither the victim who fights, nor the one witnessing her emotional fight!

Doesn’t matter whether you are a man or a woman, learn and act and react!

PMS Vicious Cycle – The Strange Science!

Premenstrual Syndrome – they say it is psychological. So be it!  Shouldn’t that be taken care of?

Most of we women live with these symptoms like going up a dress size or shedding tears unexpectedly for hardly any reason. And most of the men out there keep wondering what’s going on around them!

It is alright till life isn’t endangered. Unfortunately, many women tend to become violent and attempt suicide as well.

Is there a cure?

Well, Nicholas Panay, consultant gynecologist and chairman of The National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS), says: “One woman’s PMS is not another’s.”

PMS cannot be completely prevented. But, one cannot give up the hope of a cheerful life!

With careful observations, here are 5 suggested ways to prevent the dreadful effects of PMS:

EDUCATION & AWARENESS:  Google! Get started with thorough reading on PMSing. I started writing this blog when I decided to get rid of this monthly dreadful trauma. Trust me, the more I read, the better I was able to emotionally and physically overcome the trauma. Learn the science – progesterone and estrogen! It’s all the game of hormonal imbalance. Now-a-days, humans tend to panic even if it is a normal headache caused due to changed weather. Many times, the symptoms of thyroid are mistaken as PMS. Unawareness and wrong information will only add to the agony. Observe yourself logically and see the difference.

NUTRITION: Say good-bye to caffeine, salt and refined sugar. It may sound cliched but drink plenty of water, consume fresh fruits and vegetables. Nutritional supplements like vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium can also help relieve. Calcium supplements help improve negative moods by affecting the hormone-producing endocrine system.

MEDICATION: (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxen (Aleve) may help relieve symptoms such as headache, backache, cramps, and breast tenderness. Certain antidepressants may be useful to treat severe PMS.

EXERCISE & RELAXATION TECHNIQUES: Exercising really helps. Regular exercising increases the level of endorphin in the brain. See to it that you exercise for 20-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week. Indulge in relaxation techniques like yoga, massages and meditation. Call up an old friend, listen to soothing music, watch a funny movie, recall your happy moments or take a warm bubble bath to reduce your irritability.

BE HONEST: Learn to identify the right symptoms. Don’t fake! Now that most men and women are aware of PMSing, women at times tend to purposely overreact and make an issue of simple things. Be true to your heart. Do not invite PMS in your life as monthly guest. Try to kill it within you. After all, it’s about making your life cheerful.

Michelle Harrison, after studying the premenstrual women, said that “Women who are premenstrual often have a need for time alone, time to themselves, and yet few women actually have that time in their lives.”

Take charge! Help every woman in your life by gifting her this precious time of hers. Let her explore, rejuvenate, re-evaluate and rejoice the joy hidden within.

Who knows, a little changed perspective may prove PMS a boon rather than a curse.

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