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#55 - PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME - DRUG FREE SOLUTIONS

  • Do you suffer the dreaded PMS every month, and do your loved ones end up suffering with you?

    If you experience any of the following physical or emotional symptoms ( there are over 200 that have been identified), and it is affecting your relationship/ work life/ home life/ study demands etc, then it may be time to see your Naturopath for some drug free solutions.
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      abdominal bloating
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      breast swelling
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      headaches
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      • fatigue & weakness
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      fluid retention
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      joint pains/ backache
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      palpitations
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      acne
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      nervous tension
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      mood swings
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      anxiety
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      tearfulness
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      angry outbursts, aggression
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      lack of concentration & forgetfulness

    • Diet and lifestyle approaches to manage your PMS include:
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      Limit your intake of sodium/ salt, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol - these have been shown in studies or from clinical practice to exacerbate most PMS symptoms.
    • 2.
      Exercise- has a positive effect on mood and pre-menstrual depression.
    • 3.
      Massage - can help reduce anxiety, depressed mood, pain, and fluid retention.

    • Herbal Medicines:

      Paeony, Vitex, Dong quai, Licorice, and nervine herbs are useful as part of a Herbal mix to manage PMS symptoms, via hormone balance, and supporting the stress response (which alleviates depression, fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia).
    • Supplements:
      Vitamin B6 , magnesium, EPO, calcium and Vitamin D at the appropriate doses have been shown to reduce PMS symptoms.
    • You don't need to suffer every month - natural therapies can help provide long term solutions to the physical and emotional discomfort of PMS. Contact your Naturopath to find what works best for you...
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