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Contraceptive pill to reduce PMS

A new contraceptive pill could help to reduce the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, it could also reduce a woman's monthly periods to just four a year. US researchers have almost completed trials of the pill.// ....The new pill is a combination of two commonly used hormones already available in various dosages in oral contraceptives. Women have to take it for 84 consecutive days and then ski...

New therapy for PMS

A commonly used antidepressant may help women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. A new study shows citalopram, marketed as Celexa, may help women who have exhausted all other medications without help.// ....Doctors from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, set out to determine whether half-cycle dosing PMS patients would work. Half-cycling means the medicati...

Calcium and Vitamin D help in relieving PMS.

Less severe PMS was noticed in women consuming a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.// ....Dr. Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst conducted the study. They took data from 1,057 women aged 27 to 44 who participated in the Nurse Health Study II and developed PMS during a 10-year period, and 1,968 women who did not develop PMS. This data was an...

Eating food rich in calcium and vitamin D helps fight PMS

Diet rich in vitamin D and calcium can ward off an attack of premenstrual syndrome// (PMS). ....Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the set of symptoms that affect a lot of women a week or ten days before the menstruation. Some common symptoms of PMS are depression, feelings of aggression and mood swings. Often women who experience premenstrual syndrome feel their social interactions and relationship...

They Call It PMS Because Mad Cow Disease Was Already Taken

Premenstrual syndrome is an endocrine disorder characterized by nervous irritability, abnormal sensation in breasts, abdominal pain, thirst, headache and pelvic congestion. ..For the first time, low dose oral contraceptive with a unique progestin and dosing regimen has been found effective in treating symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder// (PMDD), the most severe form of premenstrual syndr...

Supportive Husbands Can Help Ease PMS

Although all women undergo the monthly ordeal of PMS, those who have a caring and compassionate husband tend to handle it better than their counterparts //, reveals a new study. ....Time and over again, hormonal changes within a woman have been blamed for mood swings, lethargy and pain associated with premenstrual syndrome or PMS. This new study has however highlighted that husbands who lack com...

PMS - All in the Mind

A recent research has revealed that PMS, menopause and post natal depression are all in women's minds rather than changes in hormones. // ....Research has revealed that although there are physiological changes in the body, most of these symptoms for pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause and post natal depression (PND) are primarily caused by stress. ..Professor of women's health and psycholog...

Low Doses of Anti-Depressant May Help PMS

Some women who experience moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome may benefit from treatment with low doses of anti-depressant medication, according to a new study led by a// Virginia Commonwealth University researcher. ....In the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, researchers reported that low doses of sertraline taken for two weeks before the onset of the menstrual period ma...
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