Women nowadays carry the bulk of work and responsibilities which gets doubled over with cramps and extreme PMS symptoms. Carrying an outfit is a nerve-wracking task for many who feel so bloated that they have to give up on their favourite dress and shift to pyjamas. Although the prime cause of PMS in unspecified and vague, you still look out for various options to lower these symptoms of PMS linearly.

Scientifically, PMS expands to Premenstrual syndrome which is a combination of symptoms women experience during or before menstruation. All these years’ women have experienced this combat against their own body that comes with 90% headache, moodiness and bloating symptoms. For some women many of the symptoms of PMS are unnoticed but most of the severe occurring symptoms coming across every month are moodiness and excess bloating. Being a woman, PMS might feel like a cyclic pain you have to experience every 28 days that many of you have to miss work and befriend your bed for the whole day to relieve the pain.

Crawling back to bed every time you feel PMS snuggling you with more than 150 symptoms you might end up fluctuating your mood, get cravings and face physical discomfort. Although some of these symptoms must be mildly irritating but others can be quite debilitating that you just find yourself taking anti-inflammatory medication.

Apart from taking such medications, it is best to adapt comfort care measures to naturally alleviate the pain and symptoms. First it should be your prime focus to understand what all major symptoms are associated with PMS that you end up with mixed up moody circumstances. These symptoms include Low backache pain, Lower abdominal pain, Cramps, Bloating, Anxiety, Insomnia, mood swings, breast tenderness, hot flashes, irritability, skin breakouts, water retention, weight gain and sluggishness.

However opting for these natural pain-alleviating methods can help you pacify your PMS at a great level.

1.     Maintain a clean diet

A good clean diet is a key therapy for reducing PMS since all that you eat ends up breaking down in your system that determines a major change in your PMS cycle. Eating well-nourished food with high fibre content and low saturated fat would lower the bloating sensation annoying your abdominal area. It is best to include anti-inflammatory DHA and EPA in your diet by consuming food like wild fish (sardines, herring and salmon). Few of the vegetarian substitutes rich in these elements include flax, pumpkin, hemp and chia seeds. Walnuts can be considered too. Eating evenly throughout the day enhances an ideal diet while you should avoid intake of food 3 hours before going to bed. Intake of alcohol, caffeine and refined sugar should be reduced and limited.

2.     Drink lots of Water

Drinking minimum of 8-ounce glasses of water every day is advised for maintaining a proper menstrual cycle and avoiding hormonal complications. Carry a water bottle with yourself and fill it up several times a day. Water cleanses your gut and drains out toxicity from your system enhancing food digestion and metabolism at excellent levels. Intake of good amount of water reduces the bloating symptom and cleanses blood equally.

3.     Go for Herbal remedies

Herbs have been aiding all our biologically diagnosed problems without any side effects. Hence, it is the best method you can consider if you want to avoid anti-inflammatory medication with complicating side effects that play with your hormones. Herbal remedies like Chaste Tree Berry and Black Cohosh are effective in soothing irritability, cramps and breast tenderness. It will lead you to avoid going through painful periods.

4.     Exercise

Snuggling to your bed the whole time and looking laid back is another reason for the pain you go through. One should understand that continuous bed rest doesn’t bring any change in reducing PMS instead it increases the side effects. Get moving during menstruation and exercise to balance your hormones and blood circulation which will also help improve your mood. A 30-minute aerobic exercise during menstruation proves to honour your menstrual cycle.

5.     Consider medication in extreme cases

If these home remedies don’t add up in giving you a minimal relief, you must go see a gynaecologist for the required treatment. Persisting bloating and cramps before and during periods might include treatments like intake of birth control pills that reduce PMS symptoms and Diuretics which help in reducing the fluid stored in your body. However, these treatments are only for severe cases when you extremely get an instinct of going to a doctor. 

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