Having a really bad premenstrual cycle? Not sure if your symptoms are normal or not? Some premenstrual symptoms are a natural part of the menstrual cycle, but others are not. They affecting at least 85% of women at some point in their lives. However, some women experience much more severe symptoms during their monthly cycle. If you find that your premenstrual symptoms affect your work, relationships, or sense of well-being you may have premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
On average, 60% of american women suffer from PMS. Symptoms vary greatly from woman to woman and cycle to cycle and range from mild to severe. Some women say their symptoms are worse during times of increased emotional or physical stress. There are more than 150 symptoms that have been linked to PMS. The most common of these are:
- Weight gain
- Food cravings, especially sweet or salty foods
- Sleep pattern changes
- Decreased sexual drive
- Headaches or migraines
- Aching muscles or joints
- Mood swings
- Inability to concentrate
Some of these discomforts are normal but if you are experiencing severe pain or mood swings, you are probably suffering from PMS. The good news is that a proper lifestyle can improve some or all of these symptoms! Learn about the 5 Pillars of Health, specifically Hormone Health to find out more. If you would like help to learn how to relieve your PMS symptoms, attend a free Health Presentation or Schedule a Wellness Consultation to learn more about our Life in Motion Wellness Program.
At Omni Health and Wellness Center believe that being educated about your health is the first step to understanding how to improve it. We will be happy to share with you the different factors in your lifestyle that can affect your PMS and quality of life. Our Life in Motion Wellness Program is designed to examine every inch of your lifestyle, and provide a plan of action for a healthy, active life.