Premenstrual Syndrome

Most of you probably feel some signs indicating the onset of your periods. They can be just a ‘knock-knock’ implying they are coming – like mild lower backache, fatigue, abdominal discomfort etc. But when the symptoms are more severe and have the capacity to cause disruption in daily life you may be facing premenstrual syndrome.

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is basically a set of changes that can affect you at physical and mental levels.

Physical symptoms:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscles or joint pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Low backache
  • Constipation /diarrhoea
  • Weight gain because of fluid retention
  • Flaring up of acne

Symptoms at mental level :

  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability/anger
  • Feeling low /depressed
  • Insomnia (trouble falling asleep)
  • Food cravings
  • Poor concentration
  • Social withdrawal
  • Crying spells
  • Change in libido

These changes can be experienced in a varying time span ranging from about 2-3 days before onset of periods to about 2 weeks before your periods start. Generally, they subside within 2-3 days with the onset of menses.

It becomes a point of major concern when it causes trouble for about 10 to 14 days before periods. By the time your periods start and you experience some relief, it is almost time for the initiation of symptoms of PMS again within a week or so. The overall quality of life can go greatly downhill considering the total days of month during which you suffer from PMS. It’s not only you that suffer, your behaviour can have an impact on family, friends and even at work place. So in a way, PMS tends to take charge of your life. It’s not fair, is it? Why suffer then? Take a step forward, help yourself and take back the charge of your own life that you very well deserve.

At Dyumna women’s clinic we offer well studied plan based on our experience of helping large number of ladies like you over the years. Basically the causes of PMS have not been pointed out based on any studies. It is believed to be caused due to certain changes in body chemistry around the menstrual cycle. Ayurved has its own concepts towards the physiology of body and mind. PMS occurs due to changes in the normal physiology basically caused due to wrong kind of lifestyle and mental stress.

Our approach is understanding you and your lifestyle individually and drafting a personalised plan for you. Your personalised plan comprises of medicines, diet plan, suggestions for exercise,pranayam  and meditation.

When it comes to our specialised treatment procedures like Basti, Shirodhara, Nasya, they act wonders in helping us out to free you from PMS. The overall treatment plan has shown to give relief not only from the physical symptoms of PMS, but also at mental levels, presenting the ladies with an elevated mood, a positive mind-set, sound sleep and above all, a free, confident self.

So ladies, do address yourself, your health. Put yourself on the top of the priority list at least so that you CAN complete the priority list. PMS can be taken care of, you can and should stay fit and fine through all days of the month, irrespective of the menstrual phase which apparently is just a phase!