Dealing with PMDD? What You Need to Know to Treat Your PMDD Naturally...
Yesterday in the chat box on the website, I got a message from a woman battling PMDD...which is what prompted me to write this article today.
I help treat a lot of women that suffer with PMDD. Especially women looking for a natural, more aligned, gentle and effective way to address this health issue. Many women are going undiagnosed or spoon-fed birth control and antidepressant drugs to treat or quiet this condition.
I don't want this for you. So let's jump right in...
What is PMDD?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and it affects up to 8 percent of women of reproductive age. PMDD is a cluster of symptoms that starts prior to a woman’s period and impacts women for about 2 to 3 weeks out of every month. Symptoms can be mental, emotional, as well as physical for women.
PMDD feels like PMS on steroids, so imagine the worse symptoms of PMS intensified and for much longer out of the month. Yikes!
What are the symptoms of PMDD?
Here are some common PMDD symptoms women can have, and it can be a combination of any of the following...
- Irritability or anger
- Cramps and bloating
- Breast tenderness and headaches
- Feelings of sadness or despair
- Headaches and vomiting
- Painful and heavy period
- Hot flashes
- Feelings of tension
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Nervousness and paranoia
- Mood swings, bouts of rage or crying often
- Lack of interest in daily activities and relationships
- Tiredness or low energy
- Trouble focusing
- Appetite changes
- Trouble sleeping
- Feeling out of control
- Thoughts of suicide
PMDD can seriously affect quality of life. If you are a women with PMDD, you know that it sometimes feel like you're losing your shit.
How is PMDD diagnosed?
PMDD is diagnosed when a woman experiences five or more symptoms before the week of her period. Remember PMDD is like PMS on steriods, so the symptoms you experience aren't occasionally bothersome, or somethig you can just ignore. PMDD symptoms are obvious, and they actually interfere with relationship, school, work and day-to-day activities because of the mental and physical unwellness.
What causes PMDD in women?
PMDD is poorly understood by many doctors and practitioners. PMDD is an abnormal reaction to the fluctuations in hormonal changes that take place during a woman’s monthly cycle. Recent studies have shown that women with PMDD actually have a genetic sensitivity to estrogen and progesterone which triggers extreme reactions. This proves that women with PMDD have an intrinsic difference in their molecular apparatus for response to sex hormones.
In addition to the genetic component, PMDD main root cause is GABA receptor inflammation, poor gut health or digestive distress, unstable blood sugar, nutrient deficiences, hormonal imbalances, histamine excess adrenal exhaustion and chronic stress.
I also believe the pyschological and emotional symptoms of PMDD show-up as an opportunity for women to take a deeper look into our thoughts and feelings, and to reflect and deal with things that no longer serve us.
How to treat PMDD naturally?
PMDD is a condition that does need treatment. And if you’re lucky enough to receive a diagnosis, often your treatment plan is still lacking in options that address the underlying root cause that can help to restore balance to your body.
From my experience of working with women with PMDD, lifestyle changes, natural herbal supplementing, nutrition, and even emotional and spiritual work can help naturally relieve PMDD. Women with PMDD definitely NEED to support their liver, adrenals, gut and reproductive health to effectively address root cause.
Go purchase my Gentle Cleanse, Gut Health Support, Period Support, and Adrenal Support supplements! They do wonders for giving your liver, adrenals, gut and reproductive system a helping hand. I packaged them together in the Period Health Kit. These natural vitamins and supplements have helped many women.
Feel free to book your health consultation to work 1-on-1 for much more specific and personal support.
Hope this helps. Let's get started healing!
Love and health,