Updated with the latest informationA completely revised edition of the classic guide to PMS-the first book on this pressing health issue ever published in the United StatesSoon after Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome came out more than fifteen years ago, it was establishedas the definitive ...
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Updated with the latest informationA completely revised edition of the classic guide to PMS-the first book on this pressing health issue ever published in the United StatesSoon after Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome came out more than fifteen years ago, it was establishedas the definitive resource. In this third edition, youll find accurate, up-to-date information onSymptoms and causes of PMSPMS and perimenopausePremenstrual magnification (PMM)Diagnosing PMSTreating PMS through diet, exercise, and stress managementVitamins, minerals, oil of evening primrose, and other nonprescription remediesProgesterone Antiprostaglandins, antidepressants, and diureticsAcupuncture and alternative therapiesPsychotherapyPMS and its effect on sexuality, the family, and creativitySupport groupsSocial and political implications of PMSOther resources, including information on using the Internet for further researchWith its practical advice, friendly approach, and comprehensive resource section, youll find Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome an invaluable guide to the answers you need.from via
Bloating, cramping, accident-proneness, anger, anxiety, back pain, breast swelling, craving for sweets or salt, crying, food binges, headaches, insomnia, irritability, self-esteem loss, sex-drive changes, violence, weight gain--these are just some of the symptoms commonly experienced as PMS. Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome helps women understand their symptoms, communicate more effectively to their loved ones, and take advantage of available treatments. This third edition is an update of the landmark 1985 book--the first ever published in the U. S. on PMS. While most of the first edition is still valid, this edition adds new findings on how the menstrual cycle affects other illnesses, how women with PMS react differently to hormones, and resources available on the Internet. The book describes symptoms of PMS and encourages readers to keep a chart of their symptoms, their dates, and their severity, and then examine the pattern that emerges. There is no cure for PMS, but women can learn to manage their symptoms and often obtain great relief through diet, exercise, stress reduction, nutritional supplements, natural progesterone, prescription medications, alternative therapies such as massage and acupuncture, psychotherapy, and support groups. The authors show the reader how to get started managing PMS with up-to-date information and helpful advice.