period-painPremenstrual syndrome, also known as PMS, is the name given to a set symptoms experienced 1-14 days before your period begins and may also persist into your period. PMS is completely normal and is just another part of getting your period.

PMS Symptoms
A majority of girls experience few or mild PMS symptoms. But different girls experience a different set of symptoms.

The reason PMS symptoms vary and differ from girl to girl is that our bodies respond differently to the hormones that drive our menstrual cycle and the individual lifestyle choices we make.

They include:
1. Menstrual Cramps
2. Breasts feel tender
3. Headaches
4. Acne
5. Changes in Appetite
6. Cravings
7. Constipation & Diarrhea
8. Feeling Bloated
9. Feeling Moody
10. Feeling Irritable
11. Feeling Tired

The Ultimate Guide to Cramp Relief

Cramps happen when your muscles work super hard to push out your period. Your uterus has a layer of muscle and together with the muscles in your lower tummy area, they contract during your period to push your period out from the uterus and exiting from the vagina.

Cramps may hurt but they don’t have to when you follow our ultimate tips for cramp relief!

Treatment & Management
If PMS is bothering you, you can make some lifestyle changes to treat mild to moderate PMS. This includes:
1. Getting regular exercise
2. Quitting smoking
3. Reducing intake of alcohol
4. Staying hydrated
5. Getting a good night’s sleep
6. Managing your stress

If you experience severe PMS symptoms or that it interferes with your daily activities, then please see your doctor.