Tuesday, April 22, 2014




Two weeks before your menstrual period your husband says you turn into a raging maniac. You feel bloated and gain as much as six pounds. You have a backache, headache, more spots and EVERYTHING drives you crazy.

Premenstrual syndrome is characterized by nervousness, irritability, emotional instability, depression, headache, generalized edema and breast tenderness. These symptoms occur during the 7 to 10 days before menstruation and disappear a few hours after the onset of menstrual flow.

  • Avoid salt, caffeine, alcohol, dairy products, sugar and all junk food.
  • Avoid nicotine as it a vasoconstrictor.
  • If you really crave sweets, substitute your favorite fruit.
  • Do not use diuretics to relieve the bloating.
  • Exercise to increase your blood flow, relax muscle and speed the release of fluids.
  • Practice breathing deeply to relieve the feeling of tension.
  • Keep to a regular routine to avoid irritability.
  • Include high protein foods, broiled chicken and fish in your diet.
  • Try a relaxing bath. Soak in your favorite aromatic oil. Take this time to try relaxing and concentrating on letting go of muscle tension.