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PMS – Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms and  Causes

PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms and Causes

Are you experiencing mood swings or food cravings a few days before your menstruation? You will be relaxed to know that most girls are feeling the same way before period. Feeling crampy, moody, or hungry are some of the common symptoms of Pre-menstrual syndrome or PMS. This is the way your body tells you that your period is on the way. You must prepare yourself with some sanitary pads in your bag to get hassle-free and safe periods.

Premenstrual syndrome is a very common condition that usually occurs after ovulation and before menstruation. It comprises emotional and physical symptoms that show up consistently right before the period every month. These symptoms can have an impact on your daily life. Very rare girls get a more severe form of PMS.

The symptoms of Pre-menstrual syndrome go down after the first two days of your menstruation. If you experience bad PMS for a cycle, do not worry, it will gradually get better over time.

Mostly, the symptoms of PMS are mild or moderate that don’t affect your daily routine. However, sometimes, these symptoms can be severe and have a major impact on your day-to-day activities and overall health.

By going through this list of symptoms, you can get an idea of whether you are experiencing PMS or not:

Emotional and Behavioural Signs:

  • Restlessness or anxiety
  • Irritability and unusual anger
  • Increase in food cravings or change in appetite
  • Fatigue and trouble sleeping
  • Feeling low
  • Mood swings or emotional outbursts
  • Difficulty in remembering things or concentrating

Physical Signs:

  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Constipation
  • Acne
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches or muscle pain
  • Unusual clumsiness
  • Unusual light or sound sensitivity

These are very common signs that most girls experience before the start of their period. You can always talk to your parents or other trusted adult and share what you are experiencing. They will guide you on how to tackle these symptoms patiently. For cramping, you can use Mahinsure’s cramp relief roll-on on the go while you are out for your routine or at home. You can also use a hot water bagon your lower abdomen while you are at home, it will comfort you. You can also take certain medications for headaches or muscle pain after consulting with your doctor.

It is always a great idea to understand the condition you are experiencing. To completely learn about PMS, you must know the cause of PMS. Although, there is no specific explanation about PMS and what causes it. But certain factors can cause Premenstrual syndrome in some girls:

As per the theories suggested by some experts, PMS occurs because of the hormonal changes happening in the body. During the whole menstrual cycle, the hormones progesterone and oestrogen reach their peak and decline rapidly. This leads to anxiety and other mood swings.

Certain lifestyle habits can have a great impact on the severity of the symptoms of PMS. Eating junk food that is high in fat, salt, & sugar, absence of regular physical activity, and a lack of sufficient sleep are some of the lifestyle habits that affect majorly your PMS symptoms.

Most of the time, PMS cannot affect your routine. However, it’s better to know how to manage it if it is affecting you. Although, it is not possible to completely fix it. You can try the ways that are listed below to manage it:

  • You must include any physical activity for about thirty minutes daily
  • Change your lifestyle by having healthy food like green vegetables, fruits, and grains
  • Having a sufficient amount of calcium in your diet is also a great way to manage this condition. You can have dairy products, canned salmon, and green leafy vegetables to increase the calcium intake
  • Having a warm bath can also reduce some symptoms of PMS and make your day better
  • Indulge in some sweet cravings if your body is giving you signals
  • Get sufficient sleep regularly
  • Try some yoga poses and meditation to relax and release your stress
  • You can also have a record of your mood swings and signs in a journal to track these changes
  • For headaches or muscle pain, you can ask your parents for some medications like painkillers
  • You can try Mahinsure’s roll-on for reducing cramps

All of you have heard something about PMS. All you have heard comprises certain facts and some myths. We have already provided you with sufficient information about facts related to Premenstrual syndrome. Let’s talk about the myths related to PMS.

Myth 1: Every girl with a menstrual cycle has PMS

Many people have a misconception that any symptoms occurring before the period are related to PMS. But it doesn’t imply that you have PMS. If these symptoms are not impacting your life significantly, this is not considered Premenstrual syndrome.

Myth 2: Everything about PMS is just a bad mood

PMS is a medical diagnosis that includes both physical and emotional changes occurring because of hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle. The fact is every symptom of PMS is not the same for everyone. That means it is not just a bad mood for everyone experiencing PMS. Some girls experience headaches, cramping, breast tenderness, etc. during PMS.

Myth 3: You can’t manage your PMS symptoms

Many girls believe that it is not possible to manage the symptoms of PMS. This is not true as you can manage these symptoms by proper exercising, meditating, having an adequate diet, drinking sufficient water, and sleeping properly.

Now that you know everything about premenstrual syndrome, its symptoms, causes, management, and myths, we believe you can work on your lifestyle and make your life healthier. If you are having PMS symptoms, be prepared for your periods with Mahinsure’s organic bamboo sanitary pads& cramps relief roll-on.

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