Undertanding Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Pre Menstrual Syndrome or simply PMS is a term used to describe symptoms which occur any time after ovulation. Ovulation happens between the 12th and 15th day of the start of your menstrual cycle. The start of your cycle is indicated when bleeding begins. The symptoms then disappear almost as soon as your period arrives. What you need to check to decide if you suffer from PMS is not what symptoms you are experiencing but rather when in your cycle you have them.
Here are some of the symptoms that can be experienced:
Emotional and behavioral symptoms
- Mood swings, irritability or anger accompanied by raised tension or anxiety and bouts of crying.
- Depression can creep in too with possible social withdrawal.
- Appetite changes and food cravings especially sweet or salty things.
- Trouble falling asleep (insomnia)
- Poor concentration
Physical signs and symptoms
- Joint or muscle pain
- Cyclical weight gain
- Water retention
- Abdominal bloating
- Breast tenderness
- Acne flare-ups especially on the neck area.
- Constipation or diarrhea
Many of these symptoms can be an indication that the level of estrogen in the body is high or that it is normal but the level of progesterone is too low. These scenarios are referred to as ‘estrogen dominance’
It is often known to be a precursor to the female hormones and it is necessary to ensure adequate supplies for the synthesis of female hormones.
Natural Progesterone Cream:
Extensive research over the last 30 years has shown that in many instances it is the ratio of estrogen to progesterone that must be in balance. For many, estrogen in the body is at a higher amount than the progesterone, thus by using this cream it can help create a balance. Moreover, progesterone is also used as a precursor to all our hormones so it can enter the metabolic pathway and be used either as estrogen, progesterone, cortisol or even testosterone depending on where it is needed. If under a lot of stress, progesterone should be increased. To be used only after the 14th day of the menstrual cycle and stopped once period begins. See diagram. Bio identical hormones are known to be safe and can be obtained from Integrative Medicine health practitioners. Contact us directly for this product.
Boosting the adrenal glands with this good high potency B-complex is excellent intervention and essential. This product contains magnesium as well which is of great benefit during this stressful time. Water retention will decrease when using Stress Less, and it is recommended to increase the dosage when symptoms of fluid retention are at their worst.
Ladies prone to PMS will often suffer from blood sugar imbalances. This product is designed to help get this area under control reducing the food cravings that can get completely out of hand when the symptoms are acute. Taken regularly twice a day with meals is recommended but the quantity may need to be increased to 2 capsules 3 times a day after ovulation. Indulging in binge eating and sugar or salt cravings can leave one feeling emotionally distraught apart from being unhealthy.
When the symptoms of estrogen dominance are present, then establishing a good hormonal symphony is essential. L-Methionine works in several fundamental biological processes ensuring that the negative effects of estrogen dominance are dealt with by boosting the immune and nervous system and ridding the body of excess estorgen.
Essential for detoxing the liver. Excess estrogen often will build up there.
Controlling blood sugar levels and avoiding junk foods is essential and helps promote the balancing of our hormones. Ensure that alcohol intake is not excessive and smoking is reduced or possibly stopped. Drinking lots of water and exercising can also be of great benefit. Use On The Run at snack time as it is a balanced meal and will help curb cravings.