Heavy bleeding and missed periods to unmanageable mood swings, symptoms may disrupt a woman’s life.

PMS(Premenstrual Syndrome generally appears two or seven days before the onset of menstruation and occurs mostly in women over 30 years of age. In some cases, relief from PMS obtained only with cessation of menstrual flow.

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Namaskar From Yogashray Sewayatan

In this month’s issue,of The Natural Path exploring natural treatments given to us by our nature to get relieve from PMS. The causes behind the PMS still remain unexplained.

Symptoms

Patient may experience following symptoms of PMS:

  • Psychological (Depression, Anxiety, Irritability)
  • Headache, Vertigo, Fainting
  • Mood Swings
  • Hot Flashes
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Swelling of fingers, ankles and feet)
  • Acne
  • Heart palpitations
  • Allergies
  • Diminished libido
  • Changes in appetite
  • Infections

Causes

Deficiency of hormone progesterone appears to be caused by rising and falling levels of the hormones which may influence brain chemicals, including serotonin, contributing stress and mood swings. Dietary deficiencies, of Vitamin E and Vitamin B6 are found common in PMS Patients.

Naturopathy

  • Regular Hip baths will relieve congestion and inflammation of the uterus and connected organs.
  • Cold Compress to Lower Abdomen and inner surfaces of thighs
  • Hot Foot Baths
  • Wet Sheet Pack
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Yoga Chikitsa As a Therapy
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Practices of Yogasanas recommended for strengthening genito-urinary system. Asanas like Bhujangasanas, Ardhamatsyendrasana, Trikonasana, Vajrasana, Paschimottanasana, Ek Pada Paschimottanasana, Ardhmatsyendrasana and Trikonasana

Dietetic & Lifestyle Measures
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By Dr. Nandini Bharadwaj
Consultant (Diet & Lifestyle)

  • Diet plays a significant role in preventing PMS. Avoid carbohydrates, sugars, tea, tobacco, oily, fried, spicy and non-veg foods. and the minerals calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
  • Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium which reduces PMS symptoms which is needed for neurotransmitters that effects mood, fight water retention, reduce the irritability and tension that comes with PMS.
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  • Broccoli helps women in battling PMS contain calcium; vitamins A, C, B6, and E;

Disclaimer :- The above methods,practices and suggestions in this newsletter should not be treated as a prescription for any ailment and should be followed only after consultation of Naturopathy & Ayurved Doctors.