By John Gibb
There is no question that PMS symptoms are real and for some very severe. PMS is now being paid attention to as real and treatable. For a very long time it was not taken seriously and women were told "It's all in your head." The most severe cases of PMS are called PMDD- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. There is a variety of treatments available. You and your doctor can decide which one will best fit your needs. It might take a couple of trials before just the right treatment is discovered.
Homeopathic PMS Relief
Homeopathy is a system of treatments that believes that 'like can cure like.' Miniscule doses of drugs are given that would in much larger doses cause symptoms of the disease itself. This directs the body to begin to defend and repair itself.
In recent years the term Homeopathy has come to be an umbrella term including natural treatments. These treatments can include phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are plant substances that work in a similar manner to estrogen. They have isoflavones which are most like human estrogen. There is also natural progesterone and DHEA.
DHEA-Dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroidal hormone that is produced from cholesterol and secreted by the adrenal glands. Production of this master hormone is at its peak when a woman is in her 20's and declines over time so that by age 70 we produce only about 20% of what we made when we were younger. Men, as a result, always have more DHEA than women. Since DHEA naturally declines supplementation is not recommended. DHEA may be effective in combating aging, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and PMS-premenstrual syndrome. It may also be effective in the treatment of cancer.
Prescription medications including anti-depressants, pain medications, and anti-inflammatories may be used for PMS relief. While these are certainly effective some of them come with some serious side effects as do some OTC-over the counter medications if not used properly. Many women seek to avoid these side effects and turn toward supplements such as herbal supplements.
Herbal supplements are safer and have almost no side effects. Black Cohosh, Wild Yam, and Chasteberry are just a few of the most common herbs used in supplements to relieve PMS and menopause. They are effective and safer but should not be added to your health regimen without discussing it with your physician. Some herbs can affect the performance of prescription medications you may be taking for other conditions.
Herbal supplements that are of high quality will have been extensively tested. The metabolism of the ingredients should be examined at the molecular level. The interactions of the ingredients' should also be closely examined. They should be made according to pharmaceutical grade standards. All of this helps to guarantee that each capsule will have the same dosage and same quality. Only standardized herbal extracts are used to further guarantee consistent quality and dosing in each and every capsule.
PMS undoubtedly brings with it some uncomfortable symptoms and though traditional pharmaceutical treatments are effective, they have side effects most women wish to avoid. Homeopathic PMS relief is becoming more popular precisely because women want to avoid side effects of traditional treatments. You should consult your doctor before adding anything to your health regimen. Homeopathic PMS relief has become a generic term for any type of natural treatments.
John Gibb is a nutrition enthusiast with over ten years of nutrition education and has now become a freelance writer. Currently, he focuses on information articles focused on women's health and fitness. Read more at https://www.the-menopause-source.com