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Exercise Relieve Symptoms Pms
Yes!: Exercise can give you natural pain relief. When we exercise, we make endorphins which act like "natural morphine." endorphins make us feel good. Also exercise helps us get rid of prostaglandins, the chemicals which causes uterus cramping. So getting up and getting moving 30-60 minutes every day is good for lots of reasons. Relieving period cramps is one of them. [more info in comments]. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your Doctor!: For many of us, the roller-coaster of our ovary hormones can indeed make us crazy! our brains actually work differently from day to day as our hormone levels change. As we approach menopause, we can have very large swings in those hormones. Two ways of help can be medicines like prozac, which reduce the symptoms; or birth control pills can knock down the level of hormones. See ob/gyn! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pms symptom of insatiable hunger lingers between irregular periods (2-3 months). Immediately stops during period & 2 weeks relief. Why? How to stop it
Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (without vigorously exercising) decrease PMS symptoms?
Yes, for some women.: According to http://www.Sun-wellness.Com "dr. D.Anderson completed a study using light therapy for pms. The results were reported in the journal of obstetrics and gynecology. Women with PMS used light therapy every day (11-29 minutes each day) for up to four menstrual cycles" and their symptoms reduced by up to 76%." more studies are needed to verify this before it is considered scientific reality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PMS Sxs: I agree with dr. Thanapathy. Pms symptoms can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, bloating, cramps, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting and palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems with acne or hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are ways!: First, review your lifestyle. Sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stress, and lack of exercise all contribute to worsening pms. Dairy consumption can also worsen hormonal imbalances because of all the hormones in milk. Eliminate dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and excess sugar from your diet. Get consistent exercise & sleep. Increase omega-3 fats by eating more wild fish like salmon; also walnuts. See comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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