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What do I do to relieve PMS or the mood changes during menstruation?

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Dr. Andrew Villa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Change diet/exercise

Decrease intake of fats, salt and sugar during this time and increase intake of complex carbohydrates.
Six small meals rather than 3 larger meals will keep your blood sugar level more consistent. Calcium 1200mg/d and magnesium each day may improve mood and decrease swelling. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Aerobic exercise 30min/d diuretics or mild antidepressants may provide relief of symptoms.

In brief: Change diet/exercise

Decrease intake of fats, salt and sugar during this time and increase intake of complex carbohydrates.
Six small meals rather than 3 larger meals will keep your blood sugar level more consistent. Calcium 1200mg/d and magnesium each day may improve mood and decrease swelling. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Aerobic exercise 30min/d diuretics or mild antidepressants may provide relief of symptoms.
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