Young women already have multiple responsibilities SO THERE IS NO TIME FOR PMS! Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects women during 1-2 weeks before menstruation. It can affect young girls and women of ALL ages. PMS usually causes young women to have headaches, body aches, acne, depression, irritability, food cravings, swollen and tender breasts, bloating, and a tired feeling that seems impossible to shake. It’s no wonder no one wants to be around us during this time. J
Many of us have simply dealt with this issue over the years. However, there are ways to combat it. Women need to realize that their symptoms are caused by an imbalance. It may be aggravated by stress, poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyle. There are many supplements offered for relief of menstrual cycle. Your menstrual cycle is a part of the natural reproductive system. Therefore, it will take natural remedies to control it. Also, keep a food and emotions journal. Make a list of the foods that aggravate your PMS. Food such as refined sugars, caffeine, chocolate, and salty snacks will surely make the list. Those are the foods you crave during your PMS. Fruit sugar from your apples, mangoes & papayas are natural sugars and should not cause as much trouble.
You can visit http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/premenstrual-syndrome.cfm#a for additional information and also ask our nurse any specific questions.