Ways to deal with mood swings during your period

Three ways to deal with mood swings during your period

Being on your period can affect your mood. Here are three simple ways to boost your mood...

Woman in a toilet with a sanitary napkin.
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It is no secret that some women get moody when they are on their period or a few days before the period starts. 

Some women might even feel sad, irritable, and anxious. 

This is due to hormonal changes that occur in the body during that period. 

'It is thought that hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle (fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels) affect the mood of women and trigger negative emotions such as anger and irritability,'  reports the National Institutes of Health (NCBI). 

Healthline defines Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) as 'a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that start a week or so before your period'. 

To boost your mood, here are three things you can try. 

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Eat right 

Food rich in calcium and Vitamin B-6 are reportedly great for boosting your mood. 

Get enough rest 

Not getting enough sleep affects your mood. 

Have you ever experienced how not getting enough sleep can make you feel grumpy and irritable? It can even slow down your productivity. 

When on your period, try to get enough rest. 


According to Mayo Clinic, regular exercise helps improve your mood because when you exercise, your body releases feel-good endorphins. 

READ: Women must wear badges to signal when they're on their period

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Disclaimer: Health-related information provided in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor on any health-related issues.

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