Diet tips to ease PMS

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Diet tips to ease pms

Verified by Dr. Vaishali Sakpal Rane (MBBS, DGO Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which causes cramps, exhaustion, and mood fluctuations, especially during their reproductive years. Are you among them? 

While you may have cravings , during your monthly cycle, continuing research indicates that few specific foods might increase PMS symptoms.

Although the severity of the complaints made by women with PMS varies, they may include bloating, tender breasts, headaches, cramping or pain in the abdomen, weight gain, feet, and hands, as well as anxiety and sadness. These symptoms are frequently caused by fluctuating hormones. Low serotonin levels, for example, might affect your mood and cause despair. 


Your food and nutrition can play a part in PMS management:

  • Bloating can be caused by salt. 
  • Caffeine and alcohol may both interfere with sleep. 
  • Depression can be exacerbated by alcohol.

You may lower your chances of getting PMS and cure the symptoms when they appear by taking particular vitamins and minerals. 

Calcium and vitamin D act synergistically to treat and perhaps prevent PMS. Calcium helps to alleviate mood swings, headaches, and bloating. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption.

When magnesium and vitamin B6 were combined, they greatly decreased PMS symptoms in women and were suggested as a therapy. You may avoid or reduce certain PMS symptoms by adopting modifications to your daily food and exercise routine. Choose a high-fiber, calcium-rich diet and engage in some physical exercise (walk, cycle, or jog) on most days. Taking these steps will help you develop good eating habits that will benefit you for the rest of your life. Magnesium affects your mood by regulating serotonin levels. It is also said to help with bloating and breast soreness. Vitamin B6 aids the body's usage of serotonin, which can assist with depression. 

If your symptoms persist after making these dietary adjustments, consult your doctor about different methods for controlling and managing your PMS.

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