Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS Overview:

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Aetiology:

The aetiology of PMS is very complex, and there are likley to be many different causes of PMS:

+ 1. Increased Oestrogen to Decreased Progesterone

It may be that one or both of these hormones themselves are at out of balance with eachother, or it could be the associated receptors. Since adrenallin and noradrenallin block these receptors, it's possible that these hormones could be the cause of this as well.

In the brain, progesterone is converted to allopregnalone. If low, the associated neurotransmitter, GABA, will also be impaired.

+ 2. Adrenal Hormone Dysregulation

cortisol aldosterone

+ 3. Prolactin

breast soreness and swelling

+ 4. Neurotransmitters

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+ 5. Prostaglandins

Inflammation, blood vessel constriction, uterine contraction

+ 6. Dysglycemia

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Symptoms:

There are over 150 different signs and symptoms of PMS. 

+ Physical

  • Abdominal distension
  • Abnormal appetite
  • Altered Libido
  • Breast swelling
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Clumsiness
  • Cravings
  • Cyclic weight gain
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Fluid retention / bloating
  • Headaches
  • Joint pains &/or backache
  • Palpitations
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain
  • Premenstrual acne

+ Psychological

  • Aggression
  • Angry outbursts
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fuzzy or Cloudy thinking
  • Insomnia or excess
  • sleepiness
  • Irritability
  • Lack of concentration
  • Mood swings
  • Nervous tension
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Tearfulness

Diagnostic Considerations:


Therapeutic Aims:

1. Balance Female Sex Hormones

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  • Adaptogens ()
  • Hepatics ()
  • Bitters ()

2. Balance Neurotransmitters

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  • Nervine Tonics ()
  • Anxiolytics ()
  • Adaptogens ()

3. Balance Blod Clucose (If Applicable)

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  • Pancreatics ()
  • Blood Glucose Regulators ()

4. Treat Symptoms

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  • Antispasmodics ()
  • Anodynes ()
  • Lymphatics ()
  • Immune Stimulants ()

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Differential Diagnosis:

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Cautions:

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Herbs For PMS:

 

PMS Formula

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Total 100 mL

Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment


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