PMS & Menopause
Addressing PMS and Menopause Symptoms through Chiropractic Care
In recent times, an increasing number of women are turning to natural and alternative approaches to alleviate symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, including chiropractic care. While not all women experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, a universally shared experience among women is the onset of menopause at some point in their lives.
Understanding PMS Symptoms
PMS encompasses over 150 documented and reported symptoms. Among the most prevalent are bloating, irritability, headaches, migraines, breast tenderness, fatigue, stress, cramping, back pain, nausea, and weight gain.
These symptoms have physiological explanations. For instance, reduced serotonin levels during this time can lead to mood swings, irritability, and depression. Elevated levels of excess estrogen can also contribute to irritability and nervousness. An imbalance between progesterone and estrogen can result in water retention, affecting weight gain. Disrupted thyroid function may contribute to breast tenderness, and fluctuations in blood sugar can trigger cravings, headaches, and fatigue.
Chiropractic for PMS Symptom Relief
Chiropractic adjustments provide a safe, drug-free alternative for managing PMS symptoms. Chiropractors focus on the lumbar spine and sacrum, specifically L2 and L3 vertebrae, which influence the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems responsible for hormonal regulation. Multiple studies have shown that women report reduced bloating, headaches, cravings, and cramping while undergoing chiropractic care.
Navigating the Menopausal Transition
On average, women begin experiencing menopausal symptoms around the age of 51. This transitional phase, known as "perimenopause," can commence several years before the final menstrual period. The most commonly reported perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep disturbances, often linked to fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Considerations
It's important to exercise caution when considering hormone replacement therapy, as research has highlighted significant risks associated with this once-common menopausal treatment, including an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Consult with your healthcare provider to address any concerns you may have.
Treating Menopausal Symptoms with Chiropractic Care
Much like PMS, chiropractic care offers a drug-free alternative for managing menopausal symptoms. Research indicates that an increasing number of women are opting for alternative therapies, such as chiropractic care, to address their symptoms, and those who do often report beneficial outcomes.
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