Peroid Problem


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Peroid Problem

They have 2 type:


  • Caused by the changes in hormonal levels dousing the menstrual cycle.
  • May be felt for up to 2 weeks before period starts.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Fluid retention – bloated abdomen, weight gain, swollen ankles / fingers
  • Increased thirst or appetite
  • Tender, swollen and painful breasts
  • Dull aches and pain
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness / difficulty sleeping
  • Skin breaks out


  • Irritable and aggressive
  • Clumsy and uncoordinated
  • Feeling depressed
  • Loss of concentration

You probably have PMS if you:

  • Experience these symptoms at the same time each month.
  • Feel better once the period starts.


  • Usually happens days before period starts
  • Due to the release of Prostaglandin (PG) when period starts

Sign and Symptoms

  • Spasms and cramping pain across the lower abdomen and/or lower back
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
  • Stomach blotting
  • Headaches
  • Occasional Shakiness, Dizziness

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  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Wear a well-fitting cotton-bra if you have sore breasts.
  • Place a hot water bag on your stomach or lower back to relieve pain
  • Use relaxation technique to help cope with tension and pain, e.g. read a book, do some gardening or go for a walk
  • Regular exercise can reduce pain and create a feeling of well-being
  • Healthy eating – plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Period pain can be caused by underlying disease e.g. fibroids and endometriosis. Consult a doctor if you have:
    • Period pain for the first time after the age of 25
    • Pain that lasts longer than your menstrual flow
    • Abnormal vaginal discharge
    • Abnormal bleeding
    • Pain during sexual intercourse
    • Fever with the pain
    • Pain when passing a bowel motion


  • Consult our pharmacists/doctors for medicine to relieve period pain e.g. mefenanic acid, paracetamol (Panadol® )


  • Evening Primrose Oil – eases premenstrual syndrome and period pain
  • Calcium – reduce emotional and physical premenstrual symptoms
  • Vitamin E – ease mentrual-cycle related breast pain

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