How to Get Rid of PMDD at Home Naturally
All female individuals, during their reproductive ages, discharge at monthly intervals ovum along with blood and tissue debris which is commonly known as menstrual cycles. Most of these women before and during menstruation go through a state of feeling unwell, unhappy, irritability, anger, and depression which disappear a few days after the onset of menstruation. This is often due to abnormal bodily reactions to normal hormonal changes that occur during every menstrual cycle. This not so serious dysphoric state can be effectively managed at home in a natural manner.
Magnesium helps to reduce premenstrual dysphoria. It is found to lessen weight gain, breast tenderness and water retention that may be experienced during and prior to menstruation. Magnesium rich foods are kale, peanuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, lima beans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, squash, and molasses. Frequent feeding on these, more than a cup full each, prior to the commencement of menses is found to be beneficial in reducing premenstrual dysphoric symptoms.
Similarly vitamin B6 has found to improve the state of poor health prior to menses. Chickpeas, fish, beef liver, poultry, potatoes, bananas, raisins, cottage cheese are richest natural sources of vitamin B6. Consume approximately 1 cup each. Try not to overdose yourself with vitamin B6 in order to avoid its adverse effects on your body.
St. John’s Wort herb is known for its positive effects on mood swings and depression experienced by many before the onset of menstruation. Take one tablespoon of dried St. John’s Wort flowers and add to 1 cup boiling water. Simmer for some time and remove from flame. Strain, add honey, and drink one cup after breakfast and one cup after dinner for better results.
Valerian root will improve anxiousness and sleeplessness due to cramps that normally occur during menstrual cycles. Add dried root powder to boiling water to make a strong tea, or take it in the form of capsules available at major health stores, a few days prior to menses and stop once the cycle is over.
Avoid refined, processed foods; red meat; alcohol and caffeinated beverages a week prior to menses. These food products lay more stress on liver for effective metabolism and detoxification. Liver also aids human body in getting rid of excess estrogen, and when overworked, it leaves behind estrogen circulating in blood with adverse effects. Instead eat lean proteins and more of organic fruits and vegetables. Snack on high fiber foods and drink plenty of herbal teas and water to help your body in eliminating toxins, that contribute to imbalances in hormones, more naturally.
Herbal teas and preparations will also help in tackling water retention problems. Rosemary, dandelion, parsley contain natural compounds that will help the body in getting rid of excess water. Add 1 tsp of these dried herbs (either individually or a mixture of all three) to one cup of boiling water. Remove from flame, steep for 10 min, strain and drink 3 cups a day to reduce bloating. In addition to this cut down on salt consumption, as high-salt diets are also known to encourage water retention.
For more severe symptoms that hamper your normal daily activities, and that do not reduce with home remedies, seek professional help for effective management.
Professional Guide to Cure Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)