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PMS By Patsy Westcott

PMS by Patsy Westcott

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Summary

An invaluable guide to the prevention and control of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - the blanket term for over 150 different symptoms which 1 in 3 women experience singly or in combination every month. Shows that while hormonal changes are the basic cause of PMS, nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle also play an important part.

PMS Summary

PMS by Patsy Westcott

An invaluable guide to the prevention and control of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - the blanket term for over 150 different symptoms which 1 in 3 women experience singly or in combination every month. Shows that while hormonal changes are the basic cause of PMS, nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle also play an important part. Contains more than 50 recipes to help prevent and relieve the symptoms of PMS. Includes sections on self-help, orthodox medical treatments, and complementary therapies.

About Patsy Westcott

Patsy Westcott is an experienced health writer with a particular interest in healthy eating. She is the author of a number of successful books in the Hamlyn Food Solutions series: Healthy Heart, Eczema, and Rheumatism and Arthritis.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6; Chapter 1: The reproductive and endocrine systems 8; Menstruation and how it works; Hormones and the menstrual cycle; The endocrine system; Chapter 2: Understanding PMS 14; What is PMS and who gets it?; PMS and PDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder); Symptoms of PMS; Causes of PMS; Triggers of PMS; When to consult the doctor; Getting a diagnosis; Chapter 3: Helping yourself 30; Keeping a diary; Food, diet and alcohol; Exercise - choosing types of exercise, toning, aerobics, flexibility; Lifestyle measures you can take - diet, exercise, relaxation and stress management, sleep; Managing stress and relaxation techniques; PMS and everyday life - work, rest and play; Sleep and PMS; sex and PMS; Getting support, friends and family, support groups, using the Internet; Chapter 4: The orthodox approach 42; Medications for PMS: anti-depressants and SSRIs Box - psychotherapy and counselling Hormonal approaches: progesterone and oestrogen patches; Surgery for PMS; Treatments for specific symptoms e.g. bloating, breast pain, etc.; Chapter 5: Complementary therapies 54; Choosing a therapy and therapist; safety guidelines; Herbal approaches - herbalism, aromatherapy, homeopathy; Nutritional approaches; yoga; hands-on - osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture and acupressure; Chapter 6: The food connection 62; Role of diet in PMS, sample menus with reference to recipe chapter; Nutrient deficiencies and supplementation; Hints and tips for specific symptoms - migraine, IBS, acne, bloating, cravings, breast tenderness; Chapter 7 Self-help nutrition 74; Recipes for breakfasts, light meals and snacks, main meals, desserts; Glossary; Index 126; Acknowledgements 128

Additional information

GOR002897381
9780600604945
0600604942
PMS by Patsy Westcott
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2002-06-15
128
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