Premenstrual Syndrome is characterized by a combination of symptoms that some women experience about a week or two prior to their period starting. Over 90% of women report some premenstrual symptoms, such as bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, and moodiness. The symptoms can last for up to 2 weeks and range in intensity. Women in their late 20s to early 30s are more likely to experience the symptoms of PMS, which may intensify as you mature. Stress is also major factor contributing to PMS as well. The additive stress of Coronavirus can lead to a more intense PMS symptoms and a painful and symptomatic period.
Here are 5 Ways you Can Support Your Period During The Coronavirus Pandemic:
Raspberry Leaf Tea: An age old plant medicine remedy, this herb can support uterine tone and can be taken as a daily tonic. Research supports evidence of red raspberry leaves help relieving premenstrual symptoms (PMS), such as intense cramping, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea (1). Red raspberry leaves contain fragarine, a plant compound that helps tone and strengthen the pelvic muscles, which may reduce the menstrual cramping caused by the spasms of these muscles (2). Prepare a quart of tea and sweeten with honey drink warm or cool daily.
Exfoliate and Hydrate: Hormonal breakouts can occur during times of intense stress, particularly in the chin area and forehead area. Be sure to exfoliate to stimulate and detoxify the skin. You can use a sheet mask for added support. We love the anti-aging and deep moisture sheet masks by ORGAID.
Get more Sleep: Due to fluctuating levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which regulate the menstrual cycle, PMS can affect your ability to fall and stay asleep and influence the quality of your sleep (3). Extra sleep during your period is necessary. And sleep can help improve your mood and balance your blood sugar levels. This can help with cravings, mood swings, headaches and more. Restorative sleep is the answer. Try the luxurious Ettitude Face Mask.
Reduce Stress: Stress can increase PMS symptoms. Incorporate yoga, dance, movement or mediation into your daily routine. Stress-reduction strategies help sooth hormonal fluctuations. Try Soul Addict CBD oil to help relax your body and keep your mind off of the coronavirus.
Drink Water: Staying hydrated helps to ease bloating. Bloating occurs as progesterone spikes, which occurs after ovulation. This slows contractions of the intestinal muscles, slowing down digestion and resulting in gas retention. Stress can also have an impact on the digestive system, which is connected to PMS. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, or two liters.