Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Almost all reproductive women bleed every month. Her health depends on her menstrual cycle. Although, they may not enjoy the period still wants her menstrual period to be on time. Blessed are females whose period pass every month with minimum discomfort. But not many are so lucky. Most of the female shave to go through mood swings, frustration, cramps, pain, anxiety, body ache, aggression and stress. In many females, these symptoms start 4-5 days prior to the beginning of bleeding phase and are termed as premenstrual symptoms. When these symptoms cause extreme uneasiness and discomfort, it is known as a premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

What Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Every woman experiences premenstrual symptoms. Some can handle them well,but for some, it comes out as a nightmare because the pain, mood swings discomfort and uneasiness is at the extreme for them. Symptoms are so pronounced that they even interfere with her daily routine. The premenstrual symptoms begin after the ovulation and end with the start of periods.

What Are The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

Symptoms of the premenstrual dysphoric disorder include depression, irritability, anxiety and extreme mood swings. Also, there is a loss of appetite, lethargy, lost interest in daily tasks, insomnia and decreased concentration. Female is unable to carry her everyday routine task. Also,there is breast tenderness and bloating.

What Are The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

What Are The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Causes

Due to the menstrual cycle, there is a chemical change in your brain that causes extreme premenstrual symptoms. There is extreme fluctuations in the level of serotonin that causes mood swings. Decreased or insufficient amount of serotonin in the brain causes depression, sleep issues, fatigue etc.

Home Remedies For Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

1. Tune Your Diet to manage premenstrual dysphoric disorder-

Few changes in your diet will help you manage the symptoms of PMDD. Eat foods rich in fiber such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Consume complex carbs and more protein-rich foods. Such as beans, lentils, eggs and fish.

Tune Your Diet to manage premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Tune Your Diet to manage premenstrual dysphoric disorder

*Cut alcohol, sugar and salt.

2. Exercise To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

Regular exercise is beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of PMDD. Exercise enhances mood. Practice aerobics, cycling, swimming and brisk walk.

3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Manage Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

Cognitive behavioral therapy is about identifying and changing your behavior and thought pattern. You find this therapy helpful in dealing with depression, anxiety and mood swings.

4. Chaste berry To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

Chaste berry is a fruit that is native to the Mediterranean region and is very useful in dealing with PMDD. It relieves the symptoms such as anger, mood swings, headache, bloating and irritability.

Chaste berry To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Chaste berry To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

5. Ginkgo biloba To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

Ginkgo biloba is called a living fossil because it exists for years without any change. It is very useful in easing the symptoms of PMDD. Studies show that when ginkgo bilbo extract was given three times a day from the 16th day of the menstrual cycle to the 5th day of next period the intensity of physical and psychological symptoms improved.

6. Evening Primrose Oil To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

Evening Primrose oil is also useful in easing the PMDD symptoms such as irritability, depression, breast pain and fluid retention.

7.St John’s Wort To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

The medicinal properties of St John’s Wort is known since ages. It relieves the symptoms such as fatigue, aches, breast tenderness, insomnia and irritability.

8. Acupuncture To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

Acupuncture’s ancient Chinese practice. Research shows that females suffering from PMDD when underwent at least two sessions of acupuncture in a week showed significant improvement in the symptoms.

9. Yoga and meditation To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder-

Yoga can balance your hormones. Yoga, meditation and breathing exercises alleviate stress and help you manage the severity of the symptoms of PMDD.

Yoga and meditation To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Yoga and meditation To Manage The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

The information gathered in this article is purely for the educational purpose. Do not consider it as medical advice. Meet your gynecologist for a proper consultation.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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