Want to get rid of PMS? Seventy-five percent of women suffer from period-related problems such as headaches, mood swings, bloating, and other issues that interfere with their relationships, work life, and well-being. Twenty percent of these women exhibit severe symptoms that result in them seeking medical treatment. These percentages include those suffering from Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS, which involves the physical and emotional symptoms that show up one to two weeks before your period, such as acne, anxiety, bloating, depressive feelings, headaches, insomnia, and mood swings, among others.
Can we actually get rid of PMS?
Here is the real question: Must your life alternate between good (no PMS) and bad (PMS) weeks? The answer is no! Here is how you can get rid of PMS symptoms more quickly.
Decrease sugar intake.
The real cause of PMS is imbalanced hormones. This happens when your estrogen levels increase while progesterone levels decrease, either relatively or absolutely. Hormone imbalances can also be caused by excess sugar, which is one of the primary triggers of PMS. The insulin hormone is required to get sugar into cells to be converted to energy.
However, when there is too much insulin in your system, the cells become resistant, making the liver convert sugar into fat cells. The more fat cells there are in your body, the more estrogen it’ll produce. When you eat high-sugar foods, your body releases prostaglandins and other inflammatory chemicals. Prostaglandins are partially responsible for cramps when they get released into the bloodstream. When overproduced, they can lead to fluid retention, headaches, insomnia, and aches and pains.
Avoid red meat and alcohol.
This is another way to stop PMS by improving your estrogen breakdown. Don’t overload your liver with other tasks, such as filtering out toxins from red meat and alcohol. This will give it enough power left to clear up excess estrogen.
When the liver and large intestines are congested with sugar, hormonal waste, chemicals, and toxins, they can fail to break down and remove estrogen from your body, making it accumulate in the bloodstream and lead to PMS issues. Therefore, detoxification is needed to help the liver and large intestine with the right nutrients.
The essential nutrients for the liver and large intestine include: glutathione, which can be found in carrots, asparagus, and spinach; Vitamin B vegetables, such as dark leafy greens, poultry, and eggs; Vitamin C, found in guava, black currant, grapefruit, peas, and cauliflower; and amino acids, found in good-quality organic poultry and fish.
Try out therapies.
You can also consider therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy in advanced cases. Examples of homeopathic medicines include Lachesis, Natrum muriaticum, and Nux vomica. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been used for millennia.
Most Western doctors have no idea about this form of medication. Acupuncture can relieve period pains and accompanying pains such as headaches and dizziness. Manual acupuncture can be done, where thin needles are inserted in parts of the body to improve life during menstruation.
You are a woman, and you deserve to step out and conquer the world. This is your opportunity.