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What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

By Stacy Lloyd HERWriter
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Nutritional changes include diet modification, vitamins and minerals. Consuming 1,000 milligrams of dietary and supplemental calcium daily may reduce the physical and emotional symptoms of PMDD. Vitamin and mineral supplements such as B6, magnesium and L-tryptophan also may help.

Herbal remedies have a part in treating PMDD too. Clinical trials suggest chasteberry may reduce irritability, mood swings, anger and headaches associated with PMDD.

There is good news for women with PMDD. After proper diagnosis and treatment, most find their symptoms disappear or drop to tolerable levels.

Sources:
WomensHealthZone.com
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
FactsForHealth.org
MayoClinic.com
FamilyDoctor.org

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