Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Treatment
|Conventional treatment||Possible side-effects of conventional treatment*||Advantages of homeopathy|
|Birth control and anti-inflammatory drug||Weight gain, fatigue, nausea and others||Natural oral medicines, No side-effects|
|Anti-depressants||Drug dependency, toxicity||No drug dependency, No toxicity|
* Treatment effects may vary from person to person
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a long-term condition that women experience one to two weeks before their menstrual cycle. It causes a combination of symptoms and has an effect on many levels. The symptoms can be emotional, physical or behavioral. PMS symptoms can be different for every woman, but the top three complaints are irritability, fatigue and bloating. Soon after your menstrual bleeding starts, the symptoms go away.
In general, PMS symptoms are linked to cyclic changes in hormones that happen during the second half of the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is complex and begins from Day 1 of the period to Day 1 of the next period. The body uses hormones to send instructions from one part of the body to another. Oestrogen and Progesterone hormones are known to govern the menstrual cycle. A shift in these hormones can cause both physical and emotional PMS symptoms. Understanding the menstrual cycle is important as it can impact the body from head to toe. The menstrual cycle consists of four stages:
Menstrual- This phase starts from the day you begin to bleed. During this period, there is a normal shedding of the uterus lining through the vagina. The levels of oestrogen and progesterone are the lowest during this phase.
Follicular- Overlaps with the menstrual phase and lasts until the ovulation phase. During this period the brain signals the ovaries to prepare an egg to be released. The maturing follicles set off a surge in the levels of oestrogen in the body.
Ovulation- This is halfway through the cycle; the egg is released into the fallopian tube from the ovaries. After reaching its peak, oestrogen levels drop very steeply after ovulation occurs.
Luteal- If the egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining begins to shed during your period. Levels of both estrogen and progesterone begin to decrease, which causes the onset of your period.
PMS symptoms are usually most intense in the week just before a woman's period when the levels of estrogen and progesterone are the lowest. Some women may experience only mild symptoms while for others, they may be so severe that it makes it hard to complete everyday activities.
A safe and reliable medium of PMS treatment is homeopathy. Homeopathy has proven efficacy in PMS treatment. It is demonstrated in the clinical studies published in the U. S. National Library of Medicine. 90% of women treated with homeopathy, over a period of 3 months, experienced an improvement in their PMS symptoms. The Case Series of Homeopathic Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome, 2013 concluded that homeopathic PMS treatment was well tolerated and seemed to have a positive impact on PMS symptoms.
PMS can be managed with medications as well as home remedies, lifestyle changes and possible alternative medicines. However, most conventional treatments generally aim to only relieve symptoms but homeopathy aims to treat the root cause.
Homeopathic PMS Treatment
Homeopathic medicine for PMS aims to correct the hormonal imbalance, improve overall health and provide lasting relief to the patient. Homeopathy treatment can successfully reduce the intensity of complaints, shorten the duration of PMS and also help improve moods. It also provides relief from associated complaints like acne, weight gain or unwanted hair growth.
Unlike conventional treatments, which involve the consumption of hormonal pills and anti-depressants, homeopathy is free from side-effects and is safe and effective. Homeopathic PMS treatment does not involve any generic medicines. As the PMS symptoms differ from person to person, the homeopathic PMS treatment is individualized too.
Moreover, PMS can have a significant impact on the quality of life of an individual. It can result in mood swings, fatigue, muscle ache and impact your everyday life. Homeopathic treatment aims to improve overall wellness and the quality of life of an individual. Response to the homeopathic PMS treatment depends on various factors such as the duration and the general health of the patient.
Why Dr Batra's™?
At Dr Batra’s™, we have to our credit the rich experience of treating over 10 lakh happy patients over a period of 35 years. Homeopathic medicines for PMS are made from natural ingredients and are prescribed after an in-depth consultation with the patient. An expert homeopath examines the underlying factors and takes the patient’s physical, emotional and psychological well-being into account. The homeopathic doctor conducts an in-depth consultation and devises a unique, individualized treatment for premenstrual syndrome. This treatment incorporates homeopathic medicines, diet and lifestyle tips for the complete well-being of the patient. As authenticated by the American Quality Assessors, Dr Batra’s™ has an overall success rate of 96% for treating women’s health problems including PMS.
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- Vegetables: During menstruation, your iron levels can drop. Add vegetables such as spinach, kale or broccoli that are high in iron, fiber and vitamins. These can help reduce fatigue, body pain or dizziness.
- Tea: Ginger or turmeric tea has anti-inflammatory effects. It can also help to relieve menstrual cramps, nausea and reduce the severity of the symptoms
- Snack on nuts and seeds: Add unsalted, raw walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds or flax seeds to your diet. These are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
If you are finding it difficult to manage PMS or if it is affecting your health and daily activities, visit: www.drbatras.com/book-an-appointment.