PMS in women  - a standard explanation for mood swings and poor health. Sometimes it seems that the notorious premenstrual syndrome is just a woman's fiction. However, it does exist, and the exact reasons for its development are still a mystery to doctors.

PMS in women (cyclic syndrome  ) manifests itself 2-10 days before menstruation. It causes disturbances in the normal functioning of the endocrine and cardiovascular systems, negatively affects the psychoemotional state of the woman. The older the woman, the higher the risk of developing a cyclical syndrome.

The exact causes of PMS in women are unknown to this day. However, experts have identified some patterns of its occurrence. At risk are primarily women of the European race, living in large cities and engaged in intellectual work.

The risk of developing PMS in women increases stress and depression, abortion or miscarriage, inflammatory diseases of the genital organs and gynecological operations, thrush (vaginal candidiasis), endocrine diseases. Also, PMS can be one of the side effects when taking COCs (combined oral contraceptives).Unbalanced diet and sedentary lifestyle also increase the risk of PMS .

Symptoms of PMS in Women

Symptoms of premenstrual symptom  are quite diverse and numerous, in different women it manifests itself in different ways. However, all the symptoms of PMS can be divided into three large groups.

Symptoms from the first group are associated withpsycho-emotional disorders. These include, for example, depression, tearfulness, irritability. The second group issymptoms of vegetative-vascular disorders. vomiting, nausea, pain in the heart, headaches. Finally, the third group of symptoms combines symptoms that indicateendocrine disorders. itching, swelling, breast engorgement, fever, etc.

Depending on the prevalence of certain symptoms, different forms of PMS in women are distinguished. Of course, women are extremely rarely seen all the symptoms.With a mild form of PMS, only 3-4 symptoms are observed, with a severe form - from 5 to 12 .

Treatment of PMS in women

If you suffer from premenstrual syndrome, you need to see a doctor. Even if the syndrome has already become "familiar and familiar" for you, you do not need to let things slide: the long and difficult course of the cyclical syndrome can indicate serious health problems, so you will not be advised to consult a doctor.

Usuallytreatment of PMS reduces to relief of symptoms. the syndrome itself is completely impossible to cure, especially considering that doctors are still unable to determine its causes.

A doctor can prescribe drugs to relieve symptoms. Usually, PMS is prescribed vitamins (A, C, E, B6), micro- and macro elements (selenium, copper, zinc, calcium). Also can prescribe neuroleptics, nootropics, phytopreparations and other medicines. Sometimes hormonal therapy is required, which, as is known, has a lot of side effects. Therefore, doctors often recommend the use of natural drugs that are able to completely normalize the cycle in a fairly short time without harm to the body. For example, the combined preparation Time-Factor, combining plant extracts of phytohormonal action, vitamins and trace elements, not only delicately normalizes the various phases of the menstrual cycle, but also improves mood, softens the symptoms of PMS and maintains good mood and performance.

Please note that taking any medication unauthorized, without doctor's appointment, is impossible!  Each case of PMS is individual and requires a special approach. Only a specialist can choose the optimal combination of drugs that will ease the symptoms of PMS and at the same time not harm your health.

To facilitate the course of PMS in women help and non-pharmacological means. Someone is helped by massage (point or classical), someone - reflexology and acupuncture. Do not forget about soothing herbal teas and warm baths. To some women, aromatherapy helps to combat the manifestations of premenstrual syndrome.

Prevention of PMS in women

In the case of PMS effective principle: the best treatment is prevention. A healthy lifestyle is a great prevention of PMS in women. It is necessary to avoid overwork and stress, it is enough to rest and sleep well, walk more and breathe fresh air.

A very useful sport (swimming, yoga, aerobic exercise), you can try practicing relaxation and meditation. Watch your diet. it should be balanced and contain enough vitamins and minerals. But the use of salt, caffeine, alcohol is better to reduce.