Bloating, cramps, mood swings like unprovoked anger,do these sound familiar? If so, you’re likely among the 85 percent of women who experience the physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) each month. Even though they sound normal discomfort and distress that often comes before your periods,which might disappear post it,they have to be dealt with lot of care. Because unattended PMS always leads to mental trauma . From making lifestyle changes to seeking appropriate medications, there’s a treatment to help you cope with whatever PMS symptoms which might be bothering you.

During the time leading up to your periods, you may find that you’re one of the many women who crave certain kinds of unhealthy snacks. Typically those cravings are for salty or sweet fatty snacks. You may also crave fatty protein snacks or meals, like a oily things or meat based. In such scenario, getting more whole grain complex carbohydrates in your diet can help you. They control these cravings by keeping your glucose levels steady. Too much fatty food can lead to weight gain and other unhealthy consequences, so there are two good reasons to eat less of it.

Changing your daily diet on a regular basis to a healthier one can also make a difference in your PMS symptoms. Up your intake of fruits, veggies, and cut back on sugar, artificial sweeteners, fat, and salt. The complex carbohydrates in whole grains may contribute to a chemical chain reaction that supports mood-enhancing emotions. You’ll benefit from changes in your diet not only during your periods — but all month long.

If at all you  want to further boost your intake of certain PMS-busting nutrients with supplements. Taking a daily dose  of calcium has been shown to ease symptoms of PMS for some women. Researchers have also found that certain fatty acids, like the omega-3s , can lessen irritability and reduce the aches associated with PMS.

Just relax, it’s easy to say, harder to do, but definitely worth the effort. PMS may leave you anxious and tense, so it’s a good idea to learn some relaxation techniques as part of your PMS treatment. Consider yoga, deep breathing, or meditation. Stretching techniques such as yoga can help you relax and will soothe aching muscles and joints. Acupuncture, massage, also have the potential to help ease symptoms of PMS.

Above all Keep your near and dear one known that you are suffering from PMS so that you mood swings are taken in good spirit. Happy Days ahead!