Monday, May 11, 2009

PMS - Everything You Want To Know About Pre-menstrual Syndrome

Written by Kyle J. Norton Reproduction of any Kyle J. Norton is allowed with name of the author and all link intact.
Premenstrual Syndrome ( IV ): Treatments of Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Article 61- 80

Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. The occurrence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have more than doubled over the past 50 years due to the acceptance of it as a medical condition that is caused by unhealthy diet with high in saturated food. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. It is said the symptoms can be so severe that between 10-15% of women have to take time off work, costing businesses millions of dollars a year.
The Series of PMS articles are for education and information only, please consult with your doctor, herbalist, dietitian before applying.

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Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Conventional Treatment - Progesterone Therapy
Using the progesterone hormone theary may increase the risk of potassium deficiency because high levels of progesterone in the bloodstream during menstrual cycle inhibits the potassium leading to abnormal lymphatic and kidney function in water and fluid regulation resulting in water retention and weight.

62. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Conventional Treatment - Progestogen
Progestogens are synthetic progesterone used in contraceptive pill which help to reduce symptoms for women with PMS by inhibiting ovulation and making the mucus of the cervix hostile to sperm thereby preventing conception. There are 2 types of progestogens
1. Analogues of progesterone
Analogues of testosterone

63. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Conventional Treatment - Antidepressants
Most women sufferer from the PMS with symptoms of depression in the second half of menstrual cycle, but in some cases, the symptom becomes so severe for some women, it interferes with daily activity may be suggested to take the anti depression medication. Some medication are so effective in treating the psychological symptoms without some side effects because it helps maintain levels of serotonin which is important in controlling stress thereby, reducing the symptom of depression.

64. Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Vitamin B3
Vitamin B3, also known as nicotinic acid or niacin is one the member of the vitamin B complex whichs act-interrelates to promote effectiveness of each member. It has 2 other forms, niacinamide (nicotinamide) and inositol hexanicotinate, which have different effects from niacin.

65. Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Vitamin B5
a) Vitamin B5 works together to enhance function in carbohydrate and glucose metabolism, by convert them to energy to body cells need resulting in lessening the risk of fatigue and tiredness.
b) They also help to regulate the levels of insulin and blood sugar in the body resulting in lessening the risk of food craving or diabetes.

66. Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is water-soluble, it exists in three major chemical forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine.It is vital for our body in enzymes formation inlvoving protein and red blood cell metabolism.

67. Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, it exists in 8 different molecules of which alpha-tocopheral is the most strongest recommended form. Even though, women with PMS are not found to have vitamin E deficiency, but intake of vitamin E is proven to reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

68. Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Vitamin A
Since it is antioxidant, it helps to strengthen the immune system against the forming of free radicals, foreign invasion of virus and bacteria and infection resulting in increasing over all health including lymphocyte proliferation responses to antigens and mitogens, inhibit apoptosis, and restore the integrity and function of mucosal surfaces thereby, lessening the risk of infection diseases for women with PMS.

Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Mineral - Magnesium
Magnesium is the 11th most abundant element by mass in the human body, it plays a major role in manipulating important biological polyphosphate compounds. Hundreds of enzymes in the body are required magnesium to function properly.

70. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Minerals - Calcium
Calcium helps to bind the proteins found within the membranes of the synaptic vesicles, causing the synaptic vesicle proteins begin to move apart thereby, increasing the function of cells signalling to each other, including cells in the gland resulting in lessening the nervous tension such as depression, anxiety, fatigue and tiredness.

71. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Mineral - Zinc
Zinc is vital in converting linoleic acid to gamma-linolenic acid. Deficiency of zinc interferes with the process resulting in over production of the bad prostaglandins hormone PGE2 leading to menstrual pain and cramp before and after ovulation.

72. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Mineral - Chromium
Chromium is a chemical element which has the symbol Cr and atomic number 24. It is the 21st most abundant chemical element in the world. It has been used in traditional medicine in treating unbalance of sugar metabolism.

73. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Mineral - Manganese
Manganeses is a chemical element with symbol Mn and has atomic number 25. It has been found often in combination with ion. It also is a trace mineral that is present in very small amounts in the body. It has been used in aiding the formation of connective tissues.

Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Herbs - Chaste Berry Tree
Chaste berry tree is a very important herb, it has used as medication since ancient Greek for menstrual disorder including lack of ovulation. absence of period and heavy period. Today the herb is well known for treating symptoms of hormone imbalance.

75. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Herbs - Black cohosh
Soponin besides helps to inhibit the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and regulate the abnormal cell growth. it's phytochemicals agents also help to raise the levels of estrogen, if it is too low and increase levels of estrogen, if it too high resulting in decreasing the risk of hormone imbalance between levels of estrogen and progesterone before and after ovulation.

76. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Herbs - Skullcap
American skullcap has been used for more than 200 years in Europe and other areas of the world as a mild relaxant and as a therapy for anxiety, nervous tension, and convulsions. Chinese skullcap has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat allergies, infections, inflammation, cancer, and headaches.

77. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Herbs - Licorice root
As we know phytoestrogen in the licorice root help to reduce the fluctuation of levels of estrogen and progesterone for women with PMS resulting in lessening the risk of hormone imbalance leading to all kind of premenstrual symptoms.

Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Herbs - Milk thistle
Even thought many researches have been studied for its possible medical uses in liver as liver tonics herb since the 1970s, but the results are inconclusive. Herbalists believe milk thistle is helpful in treating liver cirrhosis, hepatitis and toxin-induced liver damage resulting in increasing the liver function in carbohydrate synthesis and fat and protein metabolism thereby, reducing the risk of nervous tension and hormone imbalance.

79. Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Herbs - St. John Wort
St John’s wort grows in Europe, Asia and America, it can be visually recognized by leaf and flower type and has been used in traditional medicine in treating mild depression, especially in children and adolescents.

Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Chinese Herbs- Angelica Root
According to Chinese herbalist, Chinese angelica root is considered as a queen of all herbs, it has been used in treating women reproductive disorder over thousand of year including pre menstrual cramps, regulating menstrual periods, and lessening menopausal symptoms.

To Read The Series of Premenstrual Syndrome Articles,Please select your subject from the following

A. Pre mentrual Syndrome ( I ): Definiton, Types, Symptoms and Causes Article 1-20

Pre menstrual Syndrome ( II ): Other Causes and Types of Treatments In General View of Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Article 21- 40

C. Pre menstrual Syndrome ( III ): Causes and Treatments of Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Article 41- 60

D. Premenstrual Syndrome ( IV )Types of Treatments Including Types of Conventional Treatments, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Chinese Herbs of Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Article 61- 80

E. Premenstrual Syndrome ( IV ): Treatments -Natural Remedies - Homoeopathy, Chinese Herbs and Essential Oils Article 80- 100

F. Premenstrual Syndrome (V ): Treatments -Natural Remedies - Essential Oils and Types of Diet Article 101- 127