Premenstrual syndrome/PMS refers to a combination of symptoms that women face about 7-15 days before the arrival of their periods. For some women, the symptoms like headache, mood swings, bloating, etc are so mild that they are not even bothered by it but for some, these symptoms are severe which makes it difficult for them to carry out their normal daily functions smoothly and normally like going to office, college or performing house chores, etc. 

Women who are in their 30s tend to have more severe symptoms than the rest. Premenstrual syndrome usually appears due to changes in the hormone levels in the body. However, numerous things can be done to compensate for the intensity of hormonal change, and a few have been mentioned ahead.

  1. Keep Track of Your Symptoms

It’s the first step towards the treatment. Start noticing your menstrual cycle and the emotions that you experience throughout various stages. With this approach, you might figure out at what stage you experience mood swings. This can help you keep a lot of things in perspective. If you keep an eye on all the symptoms that you might have been experiencing in the past months then you can easily discuss those with your doctor and get a better idea about what is happening. You can also keep track of what kind of symptoms you experience like you feel sad, angry, irritated, low energy, poor concentration tiredness, etc.

  1. Hormonal Birth Control

Some women who have severe symptoms of PMS might experience bloating, acne, and tender breasts to mention a few. Whereas for some women the thing is limited to emotional mood swings. But sometimes these mood swings can get so worse that they impact your relations negatively. However, you can help control the severe symptoms through birth control pills. With these pills, you can maintain the hormones on the right level. Even with a specialty compounding pharmacy, you can have your personalized medication prepared for your symptoms. However, hormonal medication must always be taken with the advice of your doctor.

  1. Natural Remedies

There are a couple of natural remedies that can help reduce PMS symptoms. According to clinical research, calcium supplements assist in the betterment of sadness, irritability, anxiety, etc. You can take the required amount of calcium through foods like yogurt, cheese, milk, and green vegetables, etc. Otherwise, you can always take calcium supplements which are easily available in the market. Besides calcium, Vitamin B6 is also seen to be improving PMS symptoms. You can help avoid cramps and headaches by maintaining your sleep and drinking green tea.

  1. Lifestyle Changes

This is another important factor that appears to play a huge role in maintaining PMS symptoms. The most important among those lifestyle changes is exercise. At least maintain a physical activity of 30 minutes a day to keep your body healthy and fit. When the body is healthy you will be able to counter sadness and irritated mood swings. Another important change is avoiding stress by maintaining a good sleep cycle.