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Dealing with PMDD? What You Need to Know to Treat it Naturally...

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Dealing with PMDD? What You Need to Know to Treating it Naturally...

Yesterday in the chat box on the website, I got a message from a woman battling PMDD...which is what prompted 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.

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 PMDD symptoms, women can have any combination 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 a woman's quality of life. Women with PMDD can literally feel like they are losing their mind. Typically these symptoms disappear once a woman's period starts or shortly after.

How is PMDD diagnosed?

PMDD is diagnosed when a woman has 5 or more symptoms present the week before her period. Remember PMDD is like PMS on steriods, so the symptoms women experience aren't "occasionally bothersome" or somethig women can just ignore. PMDD symptoms are obvious and loud. They actually interfere with relationship, school, work and day-to-day activities because of the mental and physical impairment.

What causes PMDD in women?

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 is also a characteristic of estrogen dominance. While estrogen is great for its role in giving us our breasts, hips, and thighs — too much of it building up in our systems is not good for our health, physically or emotionally.

Spiritually, because as alway I like to go deeper, the pyschological and more emotional symptoms of PMDD show-up for women to take a deep dive into the inventory of our thoughts and feelings, and to reflect and deal with things that are no longer serving us.

How to treat PMDD naturally?

PMDD is a condition that does need treatment. From my experience of working with women with PMDD, lifestyle changes, natural supplementing and even emotional and spiritual work can help naturally manage PMDD.

Excess estrogen can build up in our systems due to overexposure of estrogen and the liver not processing estrogen properly or the gut not eliminating it effectively. The best ways to ensure estrogen is dealt with efficiently by your body is to support your liver, adrenals, and digestive system.

Go purchase my Period Support, Adrenal Support and Gut Health Support supplements! They do wonders for giving your liver, adrenals, and gut a helping hand in processing estrogen to improve your PMDD symptoms. You most certainly NEED these. 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 for 1-on-1 consulting.

 

Hope this helps. Let's get started healing!

 

Love and health,  

 

- Shavonne

 

 

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