Are you tired of people making PMS jokes? When in fact you may be dealing with serious and limiting symptoms every month. PMS stands for pre-menstural syndrome and that can any symptoms that occurs before your menstrual cycle – like headaches, irritability, breast tenderness, bloating, acne, cramps etc. For some women, PMS can last for 2 weeks and for others just a couple of days but many times the symptoms can be really intense.
Here are the top tips that can help you manage your PMS:
1. Keep Track:
Writing a symptoms diary can help. Recognise what’s going on throughout the month by noting how you feel from day to day. You can then schedule things to coincide with specific times. For example if you tend to feel great for a few days during your cycle, that’s the time to take your driving test, or go to a job interview etc.
2. Cut them out:
Salt, sugar, coffee and alcohol have all been linked to PMS symptoms. Salt causes bloating, alcohol can worsen your mood, caffeine can increase breast tenderness and sugar exacerbates food cravings.
3. Take vitamins and minerals:
Studies show that a lack of various nutrients can increase PMS symptoms – specially b vitamins and magnesium. Taking a good quality well absorbed multivitamin can make a huge difference. Wise Advanced Multi is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, calcium, vitamin D, zinc and Magnesium.
4. Chill out:
Stress is also implicated in PMS. You are more likely to have worse PMS when you are stressed than when you are relaxed. Practice ways of relaxing. If you think this may be the main reason for your PMS then you can benefit from our Wise Adrenal Support which has an excellent combination of herbs that are cortisol balancers.
5. Decrease your estrogens:
The more common reason for PMS is too many estrogens or too little progesterone. Estrogens can come from the meat that you eat, from the milk that you drink or from the use of plastics. They are unfortunately all around us and many women accumulate them more than others. Wise Estrogen Detox is one of the best products to help detoxify estrogens from your body and therefore helping with PMS.