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What supplements can help relieve the symptoms of PMS?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Every month, women may experience hormonal changes that can make them want to declare permanent secession from the other gender. But premenstrual syndrome (PMS) doesn't mean you have to be left with a Midol in one hand and a balled fist as the other. Certain supplements can help relieve the symptoms for women who experience PMS-and increase the happiness of the men who live with them.

Both omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be helpful. You can get the former by taking evening primrose oil supplements. To get the latter, take similar daily doses of flaxseed oil or 12 walnuts, 2 ounces of fish, or fish oil or echium oil.

Calcium has also been shown to decrease symptoms.
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