to Premenstrual Syndrome
Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a common condition affecting up to 75 percent of women. PMS symptoms vary widely and typically occur up to 14 days before the menstrual period and generally cease within a day of its arrival. Many side effects of PMS, such as such as food cravings, bloating, sore breasts, headaches, stomach ache and irritability can be alleviated by proper diet and nutrition.
Symptoms of PMS
Experts have identified 4 groups of PMS side-effects.
Causes and Treatment of PMS
Hormonal disturbance is considered to be the major underlying cause of PMS. Common treatments include stress-reduction medication, or synthetic hormones, or the birth pill. However, experts are now beginning to pay more attention to diet and nutritional treatments designed to counter nutritional deficiencies and improve glycemic reaction (blood-glucose levels), in order to reduce hormonal disturbances.
Please Note: The above advice about Premenstrual Syndrome diet and eating habits is offered for general educational purposes only. If you suffer from PMS, please consult your physician for specific personal dietary advice.
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