What is Premenstrual Tension Syndrome (PMS)?
It is a combination of both physiological and psychological events that occur due to hormonal changes as menstrual bleeding approaches.
In the premenstrual period; in almost all women, tenderness and slight temporary weight gain are detected in the breasts. There may also be headache, digestive system disorders, muscle and joint pain, palpitations, tension and insomnia. In addition to this, women may have many different emotional states during this period, from depression to anxiety and extreme irritability.
The cause of PMS has not been fully proven. However, all hormones released in the body during this period are blamed. The treatment is also uncertain, as the cause is unknown. For this reason, there are many different treatment approaches.
- Salt-free diet,
- Reducing caffeine-alcohol consumption,
- Increasing calcium and magnezium intake,
- The benefits of taking vitamins A, E and B6 have been proven. Also, it can be used in hormone drugs, antidepressants and diuretics. However, their utility is uncertain.