Monday, February 5, 2007

7 ways to easy treatment for PMS!

Many things have been tried to ease the symptoms of PMS. No treatment works for every woman, so you may need to try different ones to see what works. If your PMS is not so bad that you need to see a doctor, some lifestyle changes may help you feel better. Below are some lifestyle changes that may help ease your symptoms.

1. Take a multivitamin every day that includes 400 micrograms of folic acid. A calcium supplement with vitamin D can help keep bones strong and may help ease some PMS symptoms.
2. Exercise regularly.
3. Eat healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
4. Avoid salt, sugary foods, caffeine, and alcohol, especially when you are having PMS symptoms. 5. Get enough sleep. Try to get 8 hours of sleep each night.
6. Find healthy ways to cope with stress. Talk to your friends, exercise, or write in a journal.
7. Don’t smoke.

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen may help ease cramps, headaches, backaches, and breast tenderness.

In more severe cases of PMS, prescription medicines may be used to ease symptoms. One approach has been to use drugs such as birth control pills to stop ovulation from occurring. Women on the pill report fewer PMS symptoms, such as cramps and headaches, as well as lighter periods.

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