Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a state that affects a woman’s emotional and physical health before her monthly menstrual cycle begins. PMS is a common condition to 70-80 per cent of women. The cause of PMS is related to a change in sex hormones and serotonin levels. The levels of estrogen and progesterone increase during this time of the month that cause mood swings, anxiety, emotional stress and bloating. Serotonin levels affect the mood and behaviour as it is the chemical in your brain which affects your emotions, and thoughts.
PMS symptoms can be treated naturally by making changes in lifestyle and making basic habits to cure the symptoms of PMS. Lifestyle changes are daily exercise, morning and evening walks, a good diet, sufficient amount of intake of nutrients and vitamins. Being physically active is one of the most important aspects of treating PMS symptoms and reducing it slowly.
Drinking plenty of fluids like water, vitamin c juices. Having a balanced diet that which has green vegetables and reducing your intake of sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol is a must.
You can include supplements of vitamin B-6, calcium and magnesium to get rid of bloating and stomach pain.