OSTEOPOROSIS24th November 2017
Prostate Problem24th November 2017
They have 2 type:
- Caused by the changes in hormonal levels dousing the menstrual cycle.
- May be felt for up to 2 weeks before period starts.
Signs and Symptoms
- Fluid retention – bloated abdomen, weight gain, swollen ankles / fingers
- Increased thirst or appetite
- Tender, swollen and painful breasts
- Dull aches and pain
- Tiredness / difficulty sleeping
- Skin breaks out
- Irritable and aggressive
- Clumsy and uncoordinated
- Feeling depressed
- Loss of concentration
You probably have PMS if you:
- Experience these symptoms at the same time each month.
- Feel better once the period starts.
- Usually happens days before period starts
- Due to the release of Prostaglandin (PG) when period starts
Sign and Symptoms
- Spasms and cramping pain across the lower abdomen and/or lower back
- Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
- Stomach blotting
- Occasional Shakiness, Dizziness
Pain gradually eases after bleeding starts.
- Get plenty of sleep
- Wear a well-fitting cotton-bra if you have sore breasts.
- Place a hot water bag on your stomach or lower back to relieve pain
- Use relaxation technique to help cope with tension and pain, e.g. read a book, do some gardening or go for a walk
- Regular exercise can reduce pain and create a feeling of well-being
- Healthy eating – plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Period pain can be caused by underlying disease e.g. fibroids and endometriosis. Consult a doctor if you have:
- Period pain for the first time after the age of 25
- Pain that lasts longer than your menstrual flow
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Abnormal bleeding
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Fever with the pain
- Pain when passing a bowel motion
- Consult our pharmacists/doctors for medicine to relieve period pain e.g. mefenanic acid, paracetamol (Panadol® )
- Evening Primrose Oil – eases premenstrual syndrome and period pain
- Calcium – reduce emotional and physical premenstrual symptoms
- Vitamin E – ease mentrual-cycle related breast pain