Premenstrual nervousness, how to fight it

Premenstrual nervousness, how to fight it

Nervousness is one of the symptoms of PMS, a very common disorder that occurs in the week preceding the menstrual cycle. Let’s see how to intervene to combat mood swings with naturopathy.

premenstrual syndrome

Nervousness can be one of the manifestations of Premenstrual Syndrome, PMS , a condition that many women experience due to monthly hormonal changes.


Premenstrual syndrome can present itself with more or less serious connotations. There is a real mapping of the duration and intensity of the symptomatology to better frame in which area one should intervene.


Symptoms of PMS

Symptoms of PMS occur both psychically and behaviorally ,  modulated in intensity.

> Psychic symptoms : irritability, nervousness , aggression, anxiety , depression , impulsivity. An emotional vulnerability manifests itself, with ease to cry, loss of references, a sense of helplessness and overwhelm, headache , difficulty concentrating.
> Behavioral symptoms: dietary changes, with distorted perceptions of appetite, sleep disturbances that can range from insomnia to hypersomnia, social self-exclusion.


Remedies to counter premenstrual nervousness

Naturopathy can intervene to support the woman to combat premenstrual nervousness, if this is one of the mild forms of and therefore is not found in the pathological field of medical competence alone.


Here are some simple tips on lifestyle , to limit psychic and behavioral symptoms: 


Physical movement:  take intense walks with attention to harmonious breathing with the step to re-oxygenate the body, relax the abdominal muscles, help breathing and blood circulation, oxygenate the brain, improve mood, produce endorphins . 


>  Promote sleep to reduce irritability, balance the need for rest of the body that is experiencing small but important changes. 


Nutrition more attentive to fresh foods , reduction in the use of salt and preservatives, also attention to glutamate which increases excitatory levels, drink more water. 


We can also help with some natural supplements that help keep abdominal tension, water retention , headaches and nervousness under control: 


Magnesium : a very important mineral salt on the contractile mechanisms of the muscles. Helps relaxation at various levels , counteracts sleep disorders, relieves head pain, counteracts fatigue and irritability. 


>  Vitamin B6 : this vitamin is used for the synthesis of neurotransmitters and its function in the case of PMS is to modulate the perception of pain , in the case of headache for example.


It has also shown particular effectiveness on conditions of nervousness and irritability. 


>  Chaste tree : this remedy with the curious name ” chaste lamb ” has calming, almost sedative properties on sexual stimuli and forms of irritability, nervousness and aggression. 


With regard to premenstrual syndrome , it has regulatory properties of the endocrine function of the female hormonal system and has an anti-inflammatory action. It is useful in case of cycle irregularities and to modulate pre-cycle symptoms. 


5-HTP : this remedy , present in large quantities in griffonia seeds , has a mood-modulating activity . This amino acid is obtained from tryptophan, the precursor of serotinin , the natural soothing agent useful in moments of tension and difficulty to control irritability.


Premenstrual syndrome, as it is defined

To re-enter the diagnosis of PMS, symptoms must occur cyclically and have a limited duration in time, then completely exhausted with menstruation . 


Mild or medium premenstrual syndrome : it is not to be considered a disease, it affects about 65-70% of women and manifests itself with a slight irritability, nervousness, headache, abdominal swelling. This symptomatology is easily manageable and does not interfere with everyday life. 


Severe premenstrual syndrome: let’s enter the pathological field, it concerns a smaller but still vast group of women, about 12-35% and manifests itself with more recrudescent forms of nervousness , depression, abdominal pain , difficulty in managing everyday life during acute phases preceding the menstrual flow. 


Dysphoric syndrome of the late luteal phase : in this case there are symptoms of very serious psychological pathology that affect the entire relational sphere of the woman and affect from 3 to 8% of female subjects.


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