PMS, Periods and Treatment - A Guide For Everyone

It's no surprise that periods can be a confusing topic for people of all ages. From cramps to cravings, there is so much to learn about mensuration and the menstrual cycle. But the most important thing to remember is that you are not alone; this is a common experience shared by women around the world and their are many kits designed too, for instance The Bloom Kit. Let’s dive into the details about PMS, periods, and treatments so that everyone can be better informed and equipped to handle their own mensuration cycles.

What Is PMS?

PMS stands for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and it refers to a range of physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the days leading up to your period. This usually starts 5-11 days before your period begins and ends when you start your period. Symptoms vary from person to person but common ones include bloating, cramping, mood swings, food cravings and fatigue. It’s important to note that not everyone experiences PMS but if you do it’s important to manage it properly with diet and lifestyle changes.

Teenage girl on her period

What Are Periods?

Periods are the regular release of blood and tissue from the uterus through your vagina which marks the end of one menstrual cycle and beginning of another. Generally speaking most people experience a 4-7 day long period once every month or so although this can vary from person to person depending on age, health status or even lifestyle choices such as birth control use. During your period you may also experience some discomfort such as nausea, backache or headaches as well as some emotional changes such as mood swings or irritability which is normal but should be discussed with a doctor if it persists for more than two weeks in order for proper diagnosis and treatment options.

Treatments For PMS And Periods

There are many treatments available for managing PMS symptoms as well as any discomfort experienced during periods themselves however it is important to discuss all potential options with your doctor prior to taking any medication or making significant lifestyle changes. Common treatments include dietary changes such as reducing salt intake or increasing fiber consumption as well as exercise which has been shown to help reduce stress levels thus providing relief from PMS symptoms in some cases. Additionally medications such as ibuprofen have been shown effective in relieving pain associated with menstrual cramps while hormone therapy may help regulate irregular cycles caused by hormonal imbalances in some cases (once again please speak with your doctor before starting any new medication).



It's important for everyone — moms, dads, teachers and tween teens —to understand what PMS, periods and menstruation mean physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually so we can support each other through these unique challenges faced by women everywhere! Hopefully this guide has provided an informative look into why these topics matter so much today! With the right information at hand everyone can make educated decisions on how best they should go about treating their own individual mensuration cycles!


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