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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Prevention

You can't prevent PMS. But there are things you can do to reduce your chances of having severe symptoms.

  • Get regular exercise. It helps reduce pain and provide a feeling of well-being.
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods, especially foods rich in calcium. Include whole grains, protein, low-fat dairy, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Limit caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, and salt.
  • Reduce stress by managing your time well, getting enough rest, and learning relaxation techniques.
  • Quit smoking, if you smoke.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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