Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey is equipped to help women overcome the symptoms and pains of pre-menstrual syndrome. The comprehensive women’s health program can help women to regain balance and avoid dealing with severe symptoms before their periods. Upon taking part in the initial consultation, the doctor will review a woman’s complete medical history, dietary and exercise habits, and help women determine which lab tests may be needed. Often, the clinicians at Healthy Aging Medical Centers have found that helping women to improve their diets, reduce stress, detoxify, exercise more, sleep regularly, and balance their hormones can help them to reduce several painful symptoms of PMS that can interfere with everyday life. Women will be given around the clock access to the doctor, and this can allow them to have their immediate questions and concerns answered or change their treatment protocols if necessary. The staff at Healthy Aging Medical Centers will take the time to listen to women’s concerns and provide therapies that can truly help them to improve their health issues and achieve a greater quality of life.
Pre-menstrual Syndrome plagues many reproductive aged women, and this syndrome can often cause debilitating symptoms that disrupt a woman’s life for close to half of a month. The week before a woman’s period, she may have symptoms that occur due to estrogen and progesterone balances, and these symptoms may interfere with work, relationships, and social habits. Once the menstrual period finally does begin, women may notice that they do not feel any better due to a whole other set of painful symptoms that begin with their periods and last for close to another whole week. For women suffering from PMS, being uncomfortable or in pain for close to two weeks out of every month can be challenging when having to manage family, work, or social obligations.
Some of the symptoms that women may have to overcome with pre-menstrual syndrome may include:
- Salty & Sweet Cravings
- Water Retention
- Tender Breasts
- Weight Gain
- Poor Sleep
PMS & Bioidentical Hormones
The severity of PMS varies between women, and some women may have more severe PMS for different reasons, such as age, stress levels, and lifestyle habits.
Age & PMS
Younger women that are just beginning to get their periods may have more severe PMS because their hormone levels are adjusting to becoming fertile. In younger women, the body usually rebalances itself; however, healthy exercise and eating habits can help to reduce PMS symptoms. Women that are going through perimenopause may notice more severe PMS symptoms due to hormonal fluctuations. When the primary female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone fluctuate during perimenopause, women may notice more bloating, cramping, headaches, mood changes, or fatigue. Balancing Hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help women to reduce many of these symptoms.
Women going through high amounts of stress may also experience elevated PMS symptoms. In women, both the ovaries and the adrenal glands produce vital female hormones, and if the adrenal glands become worn down due to stress, they may not be able to produce a normal amount of sex hormones needed to support the ovaries and the menstrual period. Women that have undergone chronic stress may notice severe PMS symptoms that may include extreme fatigue, food cravings, poor sleep, migraines, and mood changes. Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey can help women suffering from PMS symptoms to learn healthy ways to manage their stress and improve their hormone levels in order to reduce the severity of their monthly PMS.
Several lifestyle factors such as dietary habits and exercise can influence pre-menstrual syndrome. Dietary factors are extremely important in avoiding the symptoms of PMS, and women that eat healthy diets and maintain a healthy weight can keep their bodies balanced and potentially prevent PMS. In women that have a high amount of body fat, pre-menstrual syndrome may be more prevalent because they have increased amounts of estrogen. Body fat contains estrogen, and if estrogen levels are too high, the symptoms around the menstrual period may be intensified. Women should take in adequate amounts of proteins, vegetables, and fruits in order to allow their bodies to produce healthy amounts of hormones, and they should also exercise in order to improve blood flow and keep the heart healthy. When women have healthy dietary habits and exercise, they can potentially prevent the many debilitating symptoms of PMS. For women that have not maintained healthy habits and that have become imbalanced, The staff at Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey can help them to improve hormone balance, lose weight, and create new eating and exercise habits.
Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey is a concierge based practice that enables women to have a personalized physician for the first year of their treatment. The doctor will give patients a personal cell number and email address that they can contact at any time. Women can have unlimited office visits and will not be charged for follow-ups, no matter how often they need to come in. The doctor will customize a safe and effective treatment plan that can utilize non-invasive therapies, which may include bioidentical hormones or nutritional protocols to help women overcome the challenges of Pre-menstrual Syndrome. Many women have been able to improve their quality of life with the women’s comprehensive wellness program at Healthy Aging Medical Centers.