Coping with PMDD


Women are unique creation; they possess especial qualities making them extremely lovable and adorable. But do you know that they suffer on a monthly basis? Yes, this women encounters gender challenges such as menstrual periods that is being experience monthly with a length of 3 to 5 days. There are some who are lucky to have this without suffering from any pain but the uneasy feeling of some blooding coming out, while others are being unfortunate having with hard hurting.

This can be normal since this could go away for few minutes by taking some medication or hot compress at the lower gut. Minor menstrual pain as what they call it, but do you know that this can be severe? Yes, the pain can last for countless of hours having the inability to describe it. This severe syndrome is called PMDD or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.

Things to Know About PMDD

As mentioned above, this is the severe form of women’s premenstrual syndrome. Research noted that there are 2 to 8 percent of women affects by this. According to them women under reproductive age suffers most from PMDD that reaches 13 to 18%, due to this severe situation it causes distress and impairment. This is diagnosis being associated initially with the menstrual luteal phase that results to somatic and behavioral symptoms. It was year 2007 that they initially significant genetic finding of PMDD, this symptoms are being observed to women that has another gene variant form which is the COMT or best known as Catechol-Omethyl transferace that involves function regulating of prefrontal cortex, critical regulator or peoples mood.

The causes of PMDD is still unknown, there are theories stated that this is because of lack of aneutotransmitter or serotonin and a mediated fluctuation level of the sex hormones which is testosterone, progesterone and estrogen during menstrual cycles luteal phase.

Tips in Coping Up with PMDD

Since there are no single cures, it is vital trying to live healthy lifestyle and alleviating symptoms by means of addressing the possible causes.

1. Make sure to have a healthy diet, start avoiding eating from fast food and taking processed foods as much as you can. Eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, wholegrain foods and leafy greens. Our Reduce the intake or usage of caffeine, alcohol, sugar and salt from your diet. You may substitute our caffeinated coffee with tea that is decaffeinated or any no caffeine products. If you can’t totally remove coffee, then at least avoid having it before and during your period. This requires watching over a good calendar especially when your period is regular.

2. Include in your schedule a regular routine of exercise such as workout, walking, yoga, running, gym work, biking or any form of stretching your most comfortable exercise area.

3. Consult health care provider if symptoms can no longer be suppress. Take medication if they advise you of having one, this would be great at least you does not have to get medication over the counter.

4. Eliminate and reduce upheld drugs. If you’re a smoker, then start eliminating it from your system since this is one major reason why you suffer from PMDD. Stop drinking alcohol as well since this makes the situation even worst, you may aid from a health care provider for professional advice of proper reduction and eliminating of the said beverages.

5. Avoid taking sleeping pills. Instead, learn various ways on how you will sleep naturally.

-Flow Psychology Editor