Premenstrual syndrome is symptoms that occur before menstruation. Some women may experience these problems more and some less. Most women who experience this pain often consider it a normal process. While there are other reasons that can cause it. Stress is one of them. Let’s know the causes of premenstrual syndrome in PMS and ways to deal with it.
Why does pain occur during PMS?
PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome, which starts a week or two before your period. In this case, women experience headaches, joint pain, irritability, mood swings, depression, swelling in the breasts.
So far, the exact reasons for this have not been determined. However, changes in hormone levels during the cycle can be the main reason for this. At the same time, in some cases, the causes of PMS can also be related to social, biological and psychological factors. Most women experience symptoms of PMS during their reproductive years. This problem can occur more often in women.
In women from 20 to 40 years old.
who have children.
Due to personal or family problems.
Postpartum depression or mood disorders.
These are symptoms of pain in PMS
According to research available on the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) website, PMS symptoms can vary from woman to woman. Some women may have physical symptoms, some women may have emotional or psychological symptoms, while some women may have both.
- swollen breasts
- constipation or diarrhea
- feeling bloated or gassy
- spasm problems
- headache or back pain
- Bad mood
- problems with sound or light
- feeling tired
- sleep disorders (too much or too little sleep)
- appetite problems (too much or too little appetite)
- lack of concentration or memory
- stress or anxiety
- feeling depressed or sad
- mood swings
In these ways, you can prevent the pain caused by PMS
- Drink fluids such as water or juice.
- Avoid cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, or other caffeinated beverages.
- Eat small meals every two to three hours, avoid eating too much at once.
- Eat a balanced diet. Include whole grains, vegetables and fruits in your diet. Limit the amount of both salt and sugar.
- Include vitamin B6, calcium and magnesium in your diet. These nutrients can help alleviate this problem.
- Tryptophan, found in dairy products, may also be beneficial.
- Do regular aerobic exercise during the month. It can help reduce PMS symptoms.
- Instead of taking medication for sleep problems, change habits.