• PMS Symptoms

    PMS - premenstrual syndrome, also called premenstrual tension or premenstrual disorder.

    Many women, several days before the onset of menstruation, experience various physical and emotional ailments. Their ankles and arms swell, belly swells, breasts become sensitive, and the skin and hair are greasy. In addition, they suffer from constipation, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, irritability, sudden mood swings and gaining weight.

    Until now, hormonal disorders that are the cause of all these symptoms have not been fully investigated, but scientists are convinced that the leading role is played by hormonal imbalance: the content of estrogen in the blood in the week preceding the onset of menstruation remains at a very high level, and the content of progesteronesharply reduced.

    The secretion of both hormones is controlled by the pituitary gland, so a malfunction in it can naturally lead to a disbalance. In turn, the hypothalamus has a huge impact on the hypothalamus, and this command area of ​​the brain also responds to stress and other psychological disorders. That is why the nature of this indisposition varies from month to month.

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    Women complain of a feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen, engorgement of the mammary glands, headaches, fatigue, irritability. These phenomena are observed in the second phase of the cycle, i.e.for 7-10 days before the onset of menstruation and with the onset of it stop.

    There are also objective changes in the body of a woman: body weight in the premenstrual period increases by 500-1500 g, often there are dermatoses, swelling of the vocal chords with a change in voice.

    Apply calming agents: frenolone trioxazine, valerian, etc. To combat swelling appoint a 10% solution of ammonium chloride 1 tablespoon 3 times a day for 2 weeks before menstruation. When allergic manifestations in the second phase of the cycle are shown antihistamines: dimedrol, suprastin, pipolfen 1 tablet 1-2 times a day. If necessary, hormone therapy( only a doctor).

    In general, premenstrual syndrome is associated, apparently, with abnormalities of the hypothalamus, as evidenced by the observed flatulence in these women, water retention in the body and the upcoming vegetative disorders.

    If you have the above symptoms, a woman needs to go to bed, putting on the lower abdomen a warm compress in the form of a bag filled with hay or freshly brewed hot barley. With a headache, a bag of fresh peasant yeast is applied to the nape of the neck.

    • Drink a lot of herbal decoctions of marigold, mint and parsley, as well as chamomile along with orange flowers. Recipes of traditional medicine here.

    • When cooking, season the dishes with sage, basil and thyme. They promote better digestion of food, and before menstruation often there is indigestion.

    • Take two baths of warm water daily, previously diluted in it, or 2 drops of neroli oil, or 4 drops of pine oil, 2 - parsley and 3 - neroli. Then, pulling the curtains in your room, lie down on the bed and, putting a pillow under your knees, rest for 10 minutes.

    • Prepare a massage solution: 4 drops of parsley oil and 3 drops of neroli oil, add to 25 ml of soybean oil. Massage the abdomen, lower back and back of the neck.

    • Women suffering from premenstrual tension should eat little and regularly, preferring foods high in vitamin B, especially B6.

    Valuable sources of vitamin B6 are whole grain products( without bran removal), meat and bran. Regular nutrition is therefore necessary because it allows you to keep the sugar level at the same level and to avoid craving for such undesirable foods like coffee. In order not to suffer from sleeplessness at night, you should eat dinner early.

    • Do not drink tea, coffee and spirits, as they have a diuretic effect and therefore contribute to the excretion of potassium and a number of other important substances, resulting in fatigue and depression only intensify.

    • Magnesium is very useful because it has a soothing effect. Valuable sources of magnesium: nuts, dried fruits, whole grains( without bran removal), dark green vegetables and seafood.

    • Evening primrose oil helps.

    • Actively engage in sports that do not require a lot of physical activity. Practice walking outdoors, do not forget about the rest.

    In the event of premenstrual syndrome, folk medicine recommends:

    • drink strong green or black tea with peppermint, lemon balm, oregano;

    • 2 teaspoons of elderberry black flowers should be stuck, wrapped, in one cup of boiling water for 15 minutes, strain. Take 1/2 cup 3 times daily before meals with added sugar or honey;

    1 tablespoon of cornflower blue flowers pour 1 cup boiling water, insist, wrapped, 2 hours, strain. Take 1/3 cup 3-4 times daily before meals.

    • Take the herb of oregano and St. John's wort in a ratio of 2: 1.A tablespoon of the crushed mixture pour 1 cup of boiling water, insist, wrapped, 1 hour, add cinnamon or

    lemon zest, strain. Take in hot form for 30 minutes before eating 1/3 cup;

    • every hour to drink warm tea from the flowers of chamomile pharmacy or 3-4 times a day to take 30 drops of vodka tincture of valerian rhizomes;

    • mixture: 8 g of rhizomes of ara, 6 g of horsetail herb, 4 g of herb of centipedes and 3 g of herb of wormwood, pour 0.5 l of dry wine, insist for 24 hours, periodically shaking, put on fire, bring to a boil, cool, drain. Take 0.5 cup 3 times a day;

    • mixture: 150 g grated horseradish, 0.5 kg oranges, crushed with crust, 300 g of sugar and 1 liter of red wine mixed. Cook in a sealed container on a boiling water bath for 1 hour, cool, drain. Drink 1 glass 3-4 times a day;

    • drink after every hour one glass of cold birch leaves and then walk for a few minutes. This is an excellent remedy for debilitating headaches;

    • 1 tablespoon chopped herb kapreya narrow-leaved( willow-tea), pour 1 cup boiling water, cook for three minutes, insist, wrapped, one hour, drain. Take 1/4 cup 3-4 times daily before meals.