Symptoms of menstruation: premenstrual syndrome

‘What’s the matter? Are you on your period?’ How many times have we heard that comment from the mouth of a man? However, although he may seem somewhat macho to us, he is not so far from reality since irritability, crying easily or depression are some of the most common premenstrual symptoms.

Every woman knows her body better than anyone and, although we keep track of our menstrual cycle on the calendar, there are a number of signs that make the most clueless know that their period is about to come.

In general, the syndrome begins between days 14 and 28 of the cycle, in what we call the second phase. Of the percentage of women who suffer from it, around 70%, not all are affected in the same way and it is more common in those over 30 years of age.

Two types of premenstrual symptoms

  • Psychological: depression, irritability, anxiety, food/drink cravings, lack of concentration.
  • Physical: abdominal swelling, weight gain, acne, tiredness, headaches, inflamed breasts, swelling of the hands and feet.

Home remedies against the symptoms of menstruation

  • Eat vegetables, fruits and legumes.
  • Avoid consuming dairy.
  • Reduce salt and sugar.
  • Do not drink coffee or alcohol.
  • Take chamomile.
  • Rest and sleep at least 7 hours a day.
  • Practice some relaxation technique.
  • Be positive!

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