ave you ever experienced Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)? I know this all too well and for years I suffered with it without even knowing what I was going through. It took my marriage being on the rocks and confiding in a co-worker in 2009 or so for me to realize I had a serious problem with a name. If you ever experienced it, you can attest to the fact that it destabilizes both the emotion and physical being. Suffice it to be that no one would cheerfully want to undergo this health condition, but then, anyone who finds herself in it needs quick and efficient means of alleviation.
PMDD is a health condition common to many women; it often comes with a headache, breast tenderness, muscle ache, back pains, abdominal pains, bad mood, digestive problems, sleeping problems and bloated feeling, days before monthly period. Though a woman must not wait to experience all the symptoms listed above, to ascertain that she has PMDD, a combination of some of these can mean PMDD. Sometimes it’s referred to as Premenstrual Tension (PMT). Just like the human body differs, so does the severity of PMDD differ in women. While some women feel minor pains and aches and cope with them, others don’t, and can’t go about their daily activities as usual when this happens. In such scenario, there’s the need to go for treatments, and below are some healthy minerals that are helpful in controlling PMDD.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 is an essential vitamin for the well being of the human body, but women who suffer premenstrual dysphoric disorder tend to require this more. Even if a healthy person lives with little of this type of vitamin, any woman with PMDD shouldn’t compromise the intake of this vitamin. Vitamin B6 (B- complex supplement) is necessary for alleviating some symptoms of dysphoria like cramping and water retention, causing an overall reduction in PMDD effects.
Magnesium: Magnesium is one mineral that works wonders on PMDD symptoms. Apparently, when the symptoms of any disease are reduced or caught up, the disease itself goes down. Likewise, when the symptoms of the premenstrual dysphoric disorder are arrested, the health condition subsides. Consuming about 250 to 350 milligrams of magnesium every day cuts down the underlying causes and symptoms of PMDD. Magnesium can help improve the sleep quality, enhance the mood, reduce pains and cramping, as well brings down stress overall.
Vitamin E: Have you ever thought of the effects of antioxidants in the body? Antioxidants can be harmful to the human body, as well trigger some symptoms of the premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that helps to reduce anxiety. Apparently, PMDD also knows as premenstrual tension is triggered by anxiety, and this can be reduced when Vitamin E supplement is taken diligently.
Are you ready to get rid or control PMDD to a significant extent? You shouldn’t neglect these vitamins. However, there are several other ways of reducing or alleviating the premenstrual dysphoric disorder including hormone therapy, regular exercise, use of antidepressant, anti-inflammatory medications, and lifestyle and diet changes. When one or more of these treatment methods are applied, PMDD will be reduced, and in most cases eradicated. Trust me, I’m a living testimony.