Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects millions of women. You might experience excruciating cramps, mood swings, hot flushes, and even depression. While each woman experiences PMS differently, there is relief. Understanding the causes behind PMS will help you, and your homeopathic therapist at Sage Homeopathy find the right plan for relief for you.
What Causes PMS?
PMS has many underlying causes, the primary one being changes in hormones each month. These physical changes result in several unpleasant and sometimes life-altering symptoms like unexplained anxiety, bloating, cramps, and lethargy.
Did you know that there are four types of PMS? Your experiences with PMS may sound familiar depending on your type:
- Type 1 PMS A symptoms include anxiety, nervous tension, and mood swings
- Type 2 PMS B includes weight gain, breast heaviness, and bloating and might be caused by aldosterone production
- Type 3 PMS C involves cravings for sweets and dizziness
- Type 4 PMS D can mean insomnia, depression, and confusion and is a result of low estrogen and very high progesterone
While any woman may have overlapping symptoms, some types may disrupt life much more. For example, a mother with rapid mood swings may not be able to work during PMS or be harsher on her children. Fatigue may make daily tasks impossible. Teens with PMS have had marked lower test scores and more mediocre academic performance during PMS. More disciplinary issues have results, as well, in teens with PMS.
When you experience severe PMS symptoms, call our professionals in homeopathic treatment for PMS in Toronto and Richmond Hill. We will work together with you or your loved one to find remedies to alleviate PMS symptoms. You might have a combination of effective homeopathic therapies and treatments. These therapies will work with your body to help you feel better and have more energy. Enjoy life more. Experience less anxiety and worry. Sleep better.
As we are unique individuals and we react to the changes in our life in unique ways, the homeopathic remedies need to match our unique state. Some of the recommended remedies are Nat-m for PMS states that involve grief and sadness and intolerance to hot climates and will not tolerate company and will be better being alone. You might need Sepia when you experience anxiety and when you are used to be very active and exercises and due to the side effects of PMS, you cannot continue with your routine. Also, another indication for Sepia is when there is a big change with your mood and you are less tolerant and more irritable in situations that you were not in the past prior to the PMS state.
Another remedy, Lachesis Muta, is very useful during PMS when you cannot wear tight clothes, when there is a feeling of blood going up to the head and lots of blood discharge. Nux-v is very useful when you are very intolerant to others and you are very dedicated to your work environment and the results of your actions at work. The woman that needs Nux-v is a very competitive individual in all aspects of life; she must be first at the finish line and cannot tolerate mediocracy in others. Pulsatilla Nigricans is used when there is a lot of weeping and you are looking for company to share your sadness and grief (the opposite of Nat-m).
As you can appreciate there are many remedies to choose from; therefore, it is much recommended that you contact us to make sure that we can match a remedy to your state.
PMS and Nutrition
A proper diet is key to reducing PMS symptoms. PMS seems to be caused by fluctuation in hormones like estrogen and progesterone before menstruation, so it is very important to eat foods that help balance those hormones while avoiding foods that can trigger the symptoms. Hormone-friendly foods include foods like vegetables, which are rich in vitamins (especially B6), fibre and minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc.) nuts and seeds (like flaxseed), wild-caught fish, etc.
There is also a variety of supplements that can help with hormone regulation. For example, ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that can help regulate depressive mood, one of the symptoms of PMS. On the other hand, it is important to refrain from eating foods that can trigger the symptoms, such as hydrogenated oils, sugar, coffee, alcohol, etc.
Making the right lifestyle choices can also have a huge impact on PMS symptoms. Exercise, enough quality sleep, stress reduction techniques are some of the things you can do to keep PMS under control. We can work together with you to help you make informed choices that are right for you. For more information, go to www.sagechoicenutrition.com
Call the professionals at Sage Homeopathy today. We pride ourselves on providing homeopathy remedies you can trust. With years of experience, our trained professionals will be happy to help you feel like a more energetic you! Our therapists can treat a wide variety of conditions related to PMS, menopause, and autoimmune disease. We are now offering phone and video sessions. Call us today to book your first consultation.