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Premenstrual Syndrome

Also indexed as:PMS, PMT, Premenstrual Tension
Know your body and find your balance despite PMS. Because every woman is different, no single treatment effectively relieves all symptoms in all women. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Know your body and find your balance despite PMS. Because every woman is different, no single treatment effectively relieves all symptoms in all women. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Check out calcium and magnesium

    A daily supplement of 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium and 200 to 400 mg of magnesium to reduce the risk of mood swings, bloating, headaches, and other symptoms

  • Eat right

    Emphasize low-fat, high-fiber foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables to improve hormone metabolism

  • Stay active

    Aim for regular aerobic exercise to help reduce symptoms

  • Balance your body chemistry with vitex

    20 mg a day of a concentrated herbal extract for up to three months may help balance hormones

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