Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
You can't prevent PMS. But there are things you can do to reduce your chances of having severe symptoms.
- Take daily calcium (up to 1200 mg) and vitamin B6 (50 mg to 100 mg).
- Get regular exercise. It helps reduce pain and provide a feeling of well-being.
- Eat a balanced diet that includes whole grains, protein, low-fat dairy, fruits, and vegetables.
- Limit caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, and salt.
- Reduce stress by managing your time well, getting enough rest, and learning relaxation techniques.
- Quit smoking, if you smoke.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology