Using Your Period App to Treat PMS
Today we’re thrilled to have a guest post from Dr. Lara Briden. A naturopathic doctor with nearly 20 years experience in women’s health, she is also the author of Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods.
As a doctor, I love period apps. Most of my patients now know, and can tell me—to the day—when their last period came. They know when they had a headache, and when they experienced symptoms such as spotting, breast tenderness, and sugar cravings.
Those details help me to interpret what is going on with my patients’ cycles. More importantly, they help me to find the right treatment.
PMS is the perfect example. Far from being an inevitable part of having a period, premenstrual symptoms such as irritability can be eliminated. It’s not unusual to hear my patients say: “I was surprised when my period just arrived. I didn’t even feel it coming.”
What is the right treatment? It all depends on the pattern and underlying cause of your PMS. That’s where your app comes in.