What is PMS?
PMS is the abbreviation for Premenstrual Syndrome in English. The name stands for the female ailment premenstrual syndrome. It consists of around 300 symptoms of varying severity, which usually appear seven to ten days before menstruation. These discomforts usually subside once menstrual bleeding begins, but it is worth mentioning that there are women for whom they persist until the end of their period. For some ladies, the problems and their severity can vary from month to month. It depends on the ovary in which the egg cell is maturing. When we have very stressful months we can feel premenstrual tension much more strongly.
What are the symptoms of premenstrual tension?
The PMS phenomenon is divided into psychological and physical symptoms. The most well-known psychological symptoms include:
- Concentration problems,
- Mood swings.
Physical symptoms, on the other hand, are:
- Severe abdominal pains,
- Back pain,
- Muscle and joint pain,
- Occurrence of skin problems in the form of acne,
- General weakness of the body,
- Increased appetite.
Three basic forms of PMS
- Mild – does not affect personal and professional life.
- Moderate – affects personal and professional life, but woman is able to function.
- Severe – woman is unable to function, withdraws from professional and social life, severe case for treatment.
How to deal with premenstrual tension?
There are many methods to eliminate or alleviate PMS symptoms. The primary factors are physical activity, healthy eating and good sleep hygiene. Aerobic exercise and yoga have a beneficial effect on relieving tension. Through various types of exercise, we will boost our energy, remove the feeling of fatigue and have a positive impact on our daily mood. The same goes for adequate hours of sleep. Making changes to our diet will also help to alleviate PMS symptoms. The first of the steps we should take are:
- Reduction or total exclusion of alcohol consumption,
- Giving up tobacco products,
- Avoiding table salt, which can retain water in the body,
- Giving up caffeine, which increases the production of the stress hormone,
- Ensure adequate hydration of the body by drinking plenty of water,
- Increasing the intake of foods that are easily digestible and rich in iron and B vitamins.
Medical marijuana therapy in the fight against PMS
Medical marijuana helps to relieve premenstrual symptoms:
- THC – Helps with muscle pain and abdominal pain by relaxing them before and during menstruation.
- CBD – Treats physical and psychological symptoms. Reduces feelings of pain, anxiety and fears, improves mood and levels insomnia. It also has an effect on reducing acne lesions. The endocannabinoid system regulates sebum secretion and promotes skin recovery.
Carenabis offers therapy with a doctor using medical marijuana, who will select the right concentration of cannabinoids for the treatment to have a positive outcome. This is definitely a safer form of treatment than antidepressants or hormonal contraception.