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Common does not equal NORMAL!

I say this because of the growing number of women that suffer from PMS symptoms. It has become its own epidemic. Women talk to their friends about their PMS issues and think it is normal: mood swings, irritability, food cravings, bloating, depression, back pain, tender breasts, fatigue, and so on. Why? Because all of their friends suffer from these PMS symptoms too! So why wouldn’t you think if all your friends suffer from the same women’s health issues that it must be normal? Makes sense, right?

Women suffering from the same PMS symptoms

Just because innumerable women suffer from the same types of PMS symptoms, does NOT make those symptoms normal. A normal period should have NO symptoms. You read that correctly: NO PMS symptoms. I know that seems hard to grasp due to the vast majority of women suffering from premenstrual and menstrual symptoms, but it is possible. It is not acceptable to tell a woman that is afflicted with these premenstrual issues that it is all in her head, and for them to start taking antidepression meds. Seem like an extreme recommendation? Well it’s not; at least not in our society.

Your menstrual cycle and antidepressants

Women being prescribed antidepressants for premenstrual problems has become the “normal”. This current treatment plan is starting to affect younger and younger women, and the long-term effects to the brain from these drugs are still unknown. As a society we are led to believe these prescriptions are completely safe, but take the time to read through the warning labels and you will be baffled how even a chance of  something like, “suicidal thoughts” is considered to be an acceptable side effect.  But what’s your other option? Suffer from terrible PMS and periods the rest of childbearing years? No, it’s much simpler than that!

Finding and treating the cause of your premenstrual symptoms

At First Step Family Wellness in St. Louis, MO, we see these complaints everyday. The best way to relieve these symptoms is to find the cause. If you reference our videos, such as the one on our blog, “The Dirty Little Secret of PMS: What Every Woman Should Know”, I talk about the different possible causes of these symptoms. Once you find the cause the treatment plan is clear. The main treatment protocols that we use in our office to help women with PMS symptoms, is a combination of chiropractic adjustments, enzyme therapy, and diet change. I know this sounds too simple to work, but the best solutions are typically the easiest to apply.

In my office we have great success with PMS symptoms, perimenopause, menopause, cramping, bloating, indigestion, and infertility. It is amazing what the human body is capable of when you allow it to communicate and give it the nutrients it requires to not only maintain life, but thrive. If you have any questions or concerns, or suffer from these types of women’s health issues, please give us a call at (314) 805-7837 and see what my office can do for you.