Category Archives: PMS

Remedy for bloating and breast tenderness during PMS?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am in my mid-forties, and I suffer terribly from PMS. Most of all, I find the bloating and breast tenderness the hardest to take. How can I remedy this situation? A: PMS symptoms usually occur after ovulation and before menstruation. They are caused by hormonal fluctuations, which create yin and…

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How to reduce bloating and weight gain before my period?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have terrible bloating for about one week before I get my period. What can reduce the bloating and weight gain? A: Avoid cold, raw foods, vinegar, shellfish, coffee, and other stimulants. At least one week prior to onset of PMS consume some of the following: ginger, green scallions, fennel, orange…

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PMS mood swings?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have terrible PMS. I get very depressed and volatile for one week before my period. What will help my mood swings? A: Avoid cold, raw foods, vinegar, shellfish, coffee, and other stimulants. At least one week prior to onset of PMS consume some of the following: ginger, green scallions, fennel,…

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