pms

WHAT IS PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME OR PMS?

PMS for the majority of women is brought on by a combination of diet, stress, vitamin and especially mineral deficiency. Certain physical and psychological symptoms recur regularly at the same phase of each menstrual cycle. PMS symptoms begin after ovulation, often intensifying as menstruation approaches. Symptoms cease with the onset of menstruation or bleeding.

Every woman with PMS suffers a different set of physical and emotional symptoms. Symptoms and their intensity vary from woman to woman, and from month to month, making each PMS sufferer unique. Listed below are the major, but by no means all, of the symptoms most often reported.

DIAGNOSIS OF PMS

The diagnosis of PMS depends on the timing of symptoms in each menstrual cycle, and not on the symptoms themselves. It is the timing of these symptoms that determine whether you have PMS. The symptoms will occur on a regular basis, beginning after ovulation, and ceasing with menses.

The only positive method of diagnosis is the simple method of recording the symptoms and the dates of menstruation on a menstrual chart for a three month period. Symptoms scattered about the chart with no discernable pattern indicate that factors other than PMS are affecting the woman. Symptoms clustered before menstruation indicate PMS, however, most women know intuitively when they have PMS.

MOST PREVALENT CAUSES OF PMS

Increased demands on their time, negative changes in their diet and nutrition, increasing stress, and lack of proper exercise, leave women struggling to balance their lives. The harsh reality of the modern-day woman?s life is one of constant physical and emotional wear and tear.

The woman?s carefully synchronized body is out of equilibrium and she is out of touch with her true emotions. Devoured, and often not much appreciated in the balance, many women feel a sense of living on the brink.

PMS in most women is brought on by a combination of diet, stress, vitamin and especially mineral deficiency.

CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF INVERTED CALCIUM/MAGNESIUM RATIO

respectEmphasizing magnesium intake over calcium is a critical factor in preventing PMS. Women experiencing PMS have been found consistently to have low blood magnesium levels.

Magnesium and calcium must be taken together for either one to be effectively absorbed. Research indicates that a ratio of 2 to 1 is best for maximum absorption.

A most important feature of Ultravite is a magnesium to calcium ratio of 2 to 1. Ultravite provides 400 to 600 mg. of magnesium in the recommended daily dose of 4 to 6 caplets.

THE EFFECT ESTROGEN PLAYS IN PMS

Vitamin B6 reduces blood estrogen and increases progesterone. Therefore, B6 deficiency will cause decreased liver metabolism of estrogen, causing an excess of estrogen which results in estrogen dominance.

Mood swings are caused by such imbalance which further invokes the increased activity of the serotonin, norepinephrine, epinephrine and biogenic amines. Inability to focus and concentrate, nervous tension, irritability, hostility and finally, anxiety are the symptoms of estrogen imbalance. The only thing that keeps estrogen under control is dopamine.

About the Author Dorothy Rivas

Hello and welcome to my personal blog, solely dedicated to the health and well-being of women. My name is Dorothy Rivas and I felt a great need to become an author of a blog that will deal with thematics such as menopause, pms, fibrostol and other aspects of being a woman. Since I am positively sure that most women are not aware of how to maintain their health and take care of themselves, I wanted to give my humble contribution by writing about some of the most common problems that all women tend to experience. Girls, this blog is for you.