• Understanding PMS (Part 2)

    by Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
    on Aug 31st, 2016

Prevention

Menstruation is a natural process and the premenstrual syndrome is part of this. There is no way to completely prevent it or reduce the discomfit it causes and the effect it can have on your life. However, by understanding the nature of what you are going through, you will be able to cope with it better. The best way to do this is to talk to your doctor not only about PMS in general but also about any specific issues you may be facing. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the changes, usually minor, that you can make to your lifestyle to reduce the discomfort and find relief. These steps usually consist of nothing more than proper exercise, the right diet and getting enough rest. Over and above, if your condition requires specific treatment or medication, the doctor can prescribe what is best for you. 

Treatment

There is no specific treatment for PMS as such. What is available are ways to relieve the symptoms and make life more comfortable during those difficult days. Besides consulting a specialist about your condition, the following tips can help you to deal with it better.

Nontraditional treatments and home remedies can do more harm than good. The best way to deal with PMS and limit the impact it has on your life is to consult your gynecologist. If you do want to try home remedies, discuss them with your doctor before starting the remedies.

Author Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy

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