Is It Normal to Suffer from PMS Symptoms?
“Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman’s emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the menstrual cycle, generally just before her menses. … PMS symptoms start five to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins. The cause of PMS is unknown.”
Is this true? I don’t think so. A lot of people believe its “normal” to suffer from the monthly blues. It is very far from the truth that it is “normal” or that it’s a girl’s lot in life.
What Causes It?
Here’s what happens. The blood calcium falls to such an extent during the week prior to menstruation that nervous tension, irritability and depression occur – plus almost any other symptoms. Then, once menstruation starts, it dives even further, which can cause cramps of the uterus walls, resulting in pain from mild discomfort to very severe and/or debilitating.
These symptoms can be especially severe during adolescence, when the demands of growth increase the need for calcium.
Young girls going through puberty can become very difficult and unpleasant to be around. Girls who are normally very pleasant and easygoing can turn into real monsters. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can help your daughters – or yourself – overcome the symptoms naturally and see an improvement in both theirs and your physical well-being and behavior.
This malady can be decidedly unpleasant for everyone, especially the sufferer who can literally hate herself for the way she’s acting. The decreased blood calcium acts as a stress. The production of certain hormones is stimulated resulting in salt and water being retained in the body, causing breasts, hands, face and feet to swell.
Weight can increase anywhere from 5-10 lbs. Headaches often result, and resistance to allergies and infections is weakened. As calcium is also needed for blood to clot, deficiencies of it can also cause unnecessarily excessive bleeding so it’s important to make sure that the calcium intake is adequate.
Calcium is also needed before vitamin C can function effectively, making it very important for boosting the immune system. Severe symptoms can disappear in less than half an hour if adequate calcium is taken. Both calcium and magnesium in the proper ratio and the correct pH balance can help relieve the symptoms of PMS.
No-one needs to suffer. It could just be a calcium or other nutritional deficiency.
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