PMS - how can I get rid of it?
Probably, almost every woman faced such incomprehensible and uncontrollable attacks of anger and aggression: the husband infuriates with one's appearance, the children are annoyed, although they behave quite decently, and at work nothing happens at all, everything is falling from the hands, the head is completely confused and increased fatigue.
No, these are not signs of depression or nervous exhaustion, it can be determined if only because such "hot flashes" of anger appear stably once a month, approximately at the same time, and disappear just a few days after the onset of menstruation.
With such feelings you try to fight and hold back, because if you think about it, nobody does anything wrong, but at one point the cup is overflowing and everything, together with scandals, psychos, and sometimes natural tantrums, "floats out" ...
How to explain such mood swings? Only yesterday everything was fine, but today it was very bad? Surely, on such days you had to hear more than once: “And you don’t have PMS, by any chance?”.
If you decipher the abbreviation, you get - premenstrual syndrome, the most important and most common symptom of which, just the same, is uncontrollable and causeless irritability.
Interestingly, many women are completely unaware of what PMS is, and not at all because they are so uneducated, but because they are lucky and in their case such an unpleasant syndrome goes unnoticed. But, unfortunately, such happiness is not enough, it turns out that all over the world most of the fair sex still encounter manifestations of PMS, however, each of them occurs to varying degrees.
Up to the middle of the 20th century, they did not pay any attention to the ICP, all their symptoms were attributed to other diseases, as well as psycho-emotional problems, and only at the end of the last century scientists began to study this issue seriously.
As it turned out, to date, scientists can provide about 150 possible symptoms of this disease, which are most clearly expressed in the psychological and physiological spheres.
PMS is a real hormonal vortex that occurs on the eve of menstruation,causes serious discomfort not only to the girl herself, but also to her surrounding people, still, because few people in the joy of communicating with the explosive time bomb.
If we sum up, we can say that PMS is a serious problem, which you need to pay attention to and which you still need to fight.
As well as at whom it is shown?
Of course, we will not tell all 150 identified signs, besides, most of them are quite rare or do not show at all, in general, the course of the syndrome in each girl is very individual: someone will show 2 signs, and someone will feel everything 10, or even 15.
The most common physiological symptoms of PMS include abdominal pain, muscle and joint pain, headaches, dizziness, nausea, violent appetite, craving for fatty and sweet foods, swelling of the chest, swelling, weight gain, sweating, deterioration of the skin .
The most striking psychological symptom is unreasonable aggression and irritability, which is manifested in most cases, but there are other, very unpleasant, symptoms: isolation, unwillingness to communicate, memory impairment, dispersion, depression.
It is not difficult to guess that psychological moments, in most cases, interfere and bring more suffering to the female sex than even physiological ones. When the mood is bad, everything around seems to be in dark tones, and even a slight malaise is doubly hard.
It is very difficult to determine how much of all the fair sex really suffer from PMS, statistics are almost not kept, because it often happens that the appeared ailments are simply ignored and attributed to other diseases.
And sometimes it happens the other way around, women write everything to the PMS series, they overestimate their real condition, writing it off for symptoms that do not belong to the premenstrual syndrome. Most often, several major groups of women are predisposed to PMS: women over 30 years old who have had multiple pregnancies, who have recently given birth, and those who have had strong emotional experiences.
Most often, up to 20 years, while the formation and maturation of the physiological maturity of PMS is not manifested (up to 20 years), if symptoms do not appear with the beginning of the third decade, then it is unlikely that they will manifest until the age of 30, an exception may be the birth of a child.
If the symptoms of PMS did not appear before the age of 40, then, apparently, they will not appear at all, because at this time there is a decrease in hormonal activity, in fact, the main cause of the occurrence of such a phenomenon.
How to deal with it?
Numerous studies in this area, although they did not reveal the 100% cause of PMS, still showed that in its brightest form it manifests itself in those women who have a low-active image, as well as in those who often experience nervous stress, overstrain and depressed.
It is also known that the activity of premenstrual syndrome can be affected by improper diet, day regimen and lifestyle. So, how to reduce the manifestation or even get rid of PMS?
- Play sports! Increased physical activity is able to relieve accumulated tension, deal with stress, and, of course, improve overall physical condition. To do this, it is not necessary to wear out in the gym, it is enough to dilute your day with half-hour walks, cycling or exercising on simulators. You can go ahead and sign up for fitness, dancing, aerobics, shaping or any other sport,which you will like, most importantly, move! Specialists noted that girls who are constantly engaged in fitness or dancing, significantly reduced physical, and, in time, psychological symptoms of PMS.
- Watch your diet, during PMS, exclude coffee, cola, in general, those products that contain caffeine, as it can increase irritability and general emotional instability. Avoid alcohol, it can have an increased effect during the period of PMS, sweets, flour and fried are not desirable, but rice, potatoes and bread with whole grains are recommended - they contribute to the formation of serotina, which stabilizes the emotional state.
- Avoid stress, nervous breakdowns and emotional surges, if you don’t work out yourself, then learn special techniques for dealing with stress, breathing exercises, yoga and meditation help a lot.
- Treatment can be supplemented by taking baths with herbal infusions of chamomile, mint, lavender and sage oil. Not bad help with syndromes PMS rubbing in the soles of feet fir and rose oil.