Premenstrual Syndrome / Premenstrual Tension

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

Allopathic / conventional treatments for PMS or premenstrual syndrome include over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or acetominophen, antidepressant drugs, hormone treatment (usually oral contraceptives) which help the patient only till the time they are taken or may add up to the problems of the patient.

The hormonal drugs given in the conventional / allopathic treatment of PMS makes the hormone producing glands more sluggish as the body starts depending on externally introduced hormones. Gradually the glands stop functioning and the patient becomes dependant on the external hormones.

In extreme cases surgery is done to remove the ovaries. But is it possible for every young female to take this decision? OBVIOUSLY NOT!

Natural cure with homeopathic medicines help to balance emotional, mental, physiological and immune response of the individual to ensure long lasting relief.

Premenstrual syndrom or PMS is a very distressing condition for many women. It has traumatic effects on the life of many women. Symptoms of PMS are caused due to an imbalance in the hormonal system. Homeopathic remedies which offer nature cure work on the endocrine axis to stimulate the various glands to restore this imbalance. This in turn maintains regular and normal functioning of the reproductive organs of the female body.

Medicines also relieve other symptoms of PMS like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fluid retention.

A randomized controlled double blind clinical trial was conducted in the gynecology department at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem (1992-1994) to assess the efficacy of homeopathic treatment in premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Twenty women between the ages of 20 to 40 years were a part of the study. More than 30% improvement was seen in 90% of the patients who had received homeopathy whereas only 37.5% of people who had received placebo (no medicine) reported similar kind of improvement. The patients had undergone two months baseline assessment and post-intervention follow up for 3 months was also conducted. Thus, it has been clearly demonstrated that homeopathy can significantly help women suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

"There are 137 remedies which give great relief. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are tailor madee unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same medicines or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is premenstrual syndrome / premenstrual tension

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms related to a woman's menstrual cycle. It is also known as premenstrual tension (PMT).

In premenstrual syndrome, there is range of negative physical and emotional symptoms which can occur each month before period. Most women can tell their period is due by mild physical and emotional changes leading up to menstruation.

In premenstrual syndrome (PMS), it is quite difficult to deal with symptoms. About five per cent of women suffer from PMS in its most unbearable form. PMS is a complex health concern. Up to 80% of women experience some symptoms of PMS.

It occurs more often in women:

  • Between their late 20s and early 40s
  • Who have at least one child
  • With a family history of a major depression
  • With a history of postpartum depression or an affective mood disorder

A more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), also known as late luteal phase dysphoric disorder occurs in a smaller number of women and leads to significant loss of function because of unusually severe symptoms.

Causes

Premenstrual syndrome occurs during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. This phase occurs immediately after an egg is released from the ovary and lasts from day 14 through day 28 of a normal menstrual cycle (day 1 is the day your period begins).

Premenstrual syndrome or tension seems to be related to fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels in the body and does not necessary denote disabled ovarian functioning.

The following have been suggested as possible causes of PMS:

  • Estrogen - progesterone imbalance
  • Hyperprolactinemia (excessive secretion of prolactin, the hormone that stimulates breast development)
  • Excessive aldosterone, or ADH (hormone that functions in the regulation of the metabolism of sodium, chloride, and potassium)
  • Carbohydrate metabolism changes
  • Retention of sodium and water by the kidneys
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Allergy to progesterone
  • Psychogenic factors

Signs & symptoms

Mood related symptoms of PMS include:

  • Anger and irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Tension
  • Depression
  • Crying
  • Oversensitivity
  • Exaggerated mood swings

The most frequent physical signs and symptoms of PMS include:

  • Fatigue
  • Bloating (due to fluid retention)
  • Weight gain
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Sleep disturbances with sleeping too much or too little (insomnia)
  • Appetite changes with overeating or food cravings.

Diagnosis

There are no physical examination findings or lab tests specific to the diagnosis of premenstrual syndrom or tension (PMS or PMT). It is important that a complete history, physical examination (including pelvic exam), and in some instances a psychiatric evaluation be conducted to rule out other potential causes for symptoms that may be attributed to PMS.

A symptom calendar can help women identify the most troublesome symptoms and to confirm the diagnosis of PMS.

Self care

  • Modify your diet to improve your health in general - reduce the amount of caffeine, salt and sugar during your premenstrual days
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • During the premenstrual days eat smaller, more frequent meals
  • Yoga can help you to relax and relieve your stress
  • Avoid smoking
  • Deep breathing exercises can be helpful in reducing symptoms
  • Nutritional supplements such as vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium help in better control of the symptoms
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