The premenstrual syndrome is a complex of symptoms that usually occur a week before menstruation: bloating, fatigue, depression, irritability, tenderness in the breasts, headaches, among others.
There are 3 main causes:
• Ostrogens dominance and progesterone deficiency
• Poor blood sugar balance, causing an appetite for sweets and other stimulants, e.g. coffee, soft drinks etc.
• Lack of essential Omega 3 fats, vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium, all of which help in the production of prostaglandins which in turn balance our hormones.
How the Nutritional Therapy Athens Clinic can help
The main thing is to discover what is causing the PMS so that hormonal balance can be restored as much as possible. For this purpose we record your full health history and suggest special functional tests that will reveal dysfunctions in a deep cellular level. It is recommended to test your saliva at home in a 24hour basis, in order to establish, in an easy and simple way, the existence of estrogen dominance, an important factor for the overall health of a woman.
Personalized Nutritional Strategy
After the diagnostic assessments comes the development of an individualized nutritional strategy, including the use of special nutritional supplements and suggestions for a healthy lifestyle.
We systematically integrate in the Nutritional Plan foods rich in fiber, like legumes, vegetables, nuts, ground seeds, specific quantities of whole grains, Omega 3 fatty acids and selected amino acids, minerals, trace elements and vitamins, among others.