Progesterone in PMS: A Natural Approach to Relief
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) is a term used to describe a variety of physical and emotional symptoms that many women experience in the days or weeks leading up to their menstrual period. These symptoms can range from mood swings, irritability, and fatigue to physical discomfort such as breast tenderness and headaches. PMS can significantly impair general well-being and make everyday life difficult for the women affected.
It's important to note that alongside PMS, there is also a more specific form called PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), in which the symptoms are more intense and longer lasting.
Progesterone in PMS
Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the female body that plays an important role in the menstrual cycle. It is mainly produced in the second half of the cycle and prepares the body for a possible pregnancy. Progesterone also has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, so it can help alleviate the symptoms of PMS.
Compared to many other approaches and treatment options, using progesterone for PMS symptoms offers some key benefits. Progesterone is a natural hormone that the body produces itself. Therefore, the use of progesterone as an endogenous hormone can play an important role in the treatment of PMS symptoms.
However, it is important to note that individual differences must be taken into account and expert medical advice is essential. There is some evidence 1 that, in rare cases, progesterone can make symptoms of PMS worse. It is therefore important to individually adjust the use and dosage of progesterone and to monitor it closely from a doctor.
PMS: Progesterone application forms and dosage
The use of progesterone for PMS can come in a variety of forms. A commonly used method is the topical application of progesterone creams or gels to the skin. This allows the hormone to be well absorbed through the skin and to have a targeted effect in the body. Another option is to take progesterone capsules by mouth. The dosage should be individualized and may vary depending on the severity of the symptoms. It is important to seek advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner to determine the proper form and dosage of progesterone for PMS.
Important: A healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management, and getting enough sleep can also help reduce the symptoms of PMS. It is important that you find the ideal balance for you and your body in addition to using progesterone for PMS.
PMS and serotonin
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) can be a stressful time for many women. A meta-analysis 2 has now found that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine and sertraline can be an effective treatment option for PMS. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, plays an important role in causing PMS. The study suggests that dysregulation of the brain's serotonin system may be involved in the development of PMS. By specifically influencing the serotonin level in the brain, SSRIs can bring about a significant reduction in PMS symptoms. These results indicate that SSRIs may be a promising therapeutic option for women with PMS by regulating serotonin levels in the brain.
A balanced diet with foods containing ingredients that support serotonin production can also naturally increase your serotonin levels. In addition, you can also use dietary supplements such as serotalin® ORIGINAL, which contains 5-HTP, the precursor of serotonin.
GABA and PMS: The relaxing effect with serotalin® YELLOW
Another important element in relieving PMS symptoms is GABA. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a neurotransmitter that has a relaxing effect and helps to manage stress.
With serotalin® YELLOW you have natural support at your side to find inner peace and serenity during the PMS phase and to boost the GABA level in your brain, which can contribute to peaceful nights and restful sleep. The unique combination of real St. John's wort and 5-HTP helps you to cope better with stressful everyday life and to restore your balance.
The St. John's wort in serotalin® YELLOW has calming properties and can reduce restlessness and excessive demands. It contains hyperforin, which acts as a reuptake inhibitor of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine. This slows down the breakdown of these important messenger substances and naturally increases your serotonin levels.
Conclusion: The Role of Progesterone in PMS - A Promising Approach to Symptom Relief
The use of progesterone and serotonin in PMS is a promising option for relieving associated symptoms. With its natural properties and targeted effects on your body, it can help you get through the premenstrual period with less discomfort.
A holistic approach that takes into account other aspects of your lifestyle can also be beneficial.