Tips for How to Help with PMS Symptoms
PMS—those dreaded few days before you get your period. You never hear anyone shout with glee that they are having PMS. It can have a real impact on your life and what you feel like doing. Thankfully, there are ways to help with your PMS symptoms so you feel like the best version of you.
What is PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is defined by a wide range of symptoms that start a few days before your period. PMS impacts women all over the world and can make daily life more difficult, making it harder to go to school, work, and social events. For some, PMS ends when the period begins; for others it can last up to four days after menstruation begins. While PMS is often joked about–or just not discussed—it has a real impact on the daily lives of those who have to deal with it.
PMS symptoms can vary month to month for the same person. Some people have only one symptom, others have several. Some people’s PMS symptoms are predictable and mild, while others fluctuate greatly and are more intense.
Symptoms of PMS can include:
- Mood swings
- Tender breasts
- Food cravings
What helps PMS?
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer from PMS. There are several options to try that may help with your PMS symptoms.
As with many things, listening to your own body is important. Everyone’s bodies and needs are different. What may work for your friend or sister may not work best for you. Follow your body’s signals and work with your health care provider to figure out the best management of your premenstrual symptoms.
Let’s talk about some of the ways to help with PMS symptoms.
Exercise may help improve many of the symptoms of PMS, including bloating and mood. Several different types of exercise have been researched, including aerobics, pilates, swimming, stretching and resistance training.
Not only may there be real benefits for your PMS by exercising regularly, but research also shows multiple benefits of ongoing physical activity for overall health. It doesn’t have to be a regimented exercise program to be effective. Whether it’s walking, playing a sport, or even dancing—regularly moving your body has physical and mental health benefits.
One very popular activity is yoga. Like other forms of exercise, yoga helps with several PMS symptoms. While all types of yoga haven’t been studied, many yoga practices have shown several benefits.
Acupuncture and Acupressure
Several studies show that acupuncture or acupressure may help with PMS. While acupuncture uses needles and acupressure uses massage, both forms focus on specific spots using eastern medicine body systems that relate to how the body functions. Every person is different and acupuncture/acupressure work with the unique needs of each person to determine the best treatment.
The foods you eat may also impact the severity of PMS symptoms. The research is still emerging in this area but maintaining an overall healthy diet full of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein is always a good idea to help ensure your body has the nutrients it needs.
You may be wondering if there are vitamins or supplements that may be helpful with PMS. While several different supplements are on the market, one herbal option is Chasteberry.
Are there herbal supplements for PMS?
Chasteberry is an herb that can support some aspects of PMS. The fruit of the Chaste tree, the scientific name of chasteberry is Vitex agnus-castus, and it is native to the Mediterranean and Asia. It has been used for more than 2,500 years to support health and wellness.
Chasteberry helps with PMS in several ways:
- Bloating – Bloating is when the body holds onto water more tightly than normal. Chasteberry helps with PMS-related bloating.*
- Irritability – Irritability makes it more difficult to live your best life. Chasteberry helps with irritability.*
- Mood support – For many, moods that come with PMS can make daily life difficult during those premenstrual days. Chasteberry provides mood support.*
Are there gummy supplements for PMS?
Yes! Vitafusion™ PMS Daily Support gummies provide support for some PMS symptoms such as bloating, irritability, and mood with a delicious taste that you expect from vitafusion™.* Vitafusion™ PMS Daily Support gummies provide chasteberry, calcium and vitamins B6 and E in every serving in a natural blueberry lavender flavor. Take vitafusion™ PMS Daily Support every day to help with your monthly PMS-related symptoms.
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