PMS HELL FOR 83% OF WOMEN, NEW SURVEY REVEALS Wednesday 29 August 2007 PDF Print PMS Awareness Week (10th – 16th September) Women spend over two years of their lives - a staggering 18,480 hours, or 770 days – overwhelmed by the symptoms of PMS, according to a survey of over 1,000 women by Magnesium-OK, the nutritional supplement for hormone balance. The survey revealed that almost 84 per cent of women in the UK suffer from PMS, with two thirds of the female population claiming that monthly hormonal mood swings made them irritable or aggressive. An astonishing 42 per cent said they had even started a fight or argument at that time of the month. Almost half of those questioned said that feeling emotional and low was by far the worst PMS symptom, while worryingly eight per cent said they felt that anti-depressants were the only long-term solution. One in four had resorted to taking the contraceptive pill to balance hormones, while 20 per cent relied on dietary supplements. 30 per cent said that getting regular exercise also helped to lessen their symptoms. PMS at work PMS is bad news for sufferers at work too, with 56 per cent saying they didn’t cope as well with the stresses of work, or made more mistakes in the office when suffering with PMS symptoms. One in three said they had burst into tears at work. Supportive partners And women are getting mixed signals from their partners – while 40 per cent say their partner is supportive, 21 per cent say that he avoids them, 14 per cent claim he gets angry and irritable and 13 per cent say he doesn’t notice! Rita Stoffaneller from Magnesium-OK said: “PMS is often underestimated as a syndrome, but these results really go to show that it is a huge issue for many women, and one which interestingly involves emotional turmoil far more frequently than pain. Increased understanding of PMS is essential to help the thousands of women who are suffering in silence.” A magnesium supplement such as Magnesium-OK could help boost levels of nutrients that have been shown in research to be of benefit for premenstrual mood changes and ease the symptoms of fluid retention (including weight gain and bloating) and premenstrual migraines. Magnesium concentrations (measured in red blood cells) are significantly lower in women with PMS than in the normal population. Magnesium-OK has been specially designed for women to include vitamins and minerals which have been found to maintain a healthy hormone balance and minimise ups and downs associated with the monthly cycle. Priced at around £4.29 for 30 capsules, Wassen’s Magnesium-OK is available from Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Safeway, Holland & Barrett, pharmacies and health food stores. For more information please visit www.wassen.com. - ENDS - Notes to editors: Magnesium-OK Key Points and Benefits: A double-blind, randomised, controlled, crossover study involving 38 women taking 200mg magnesium for 2 month, revealed that the mineral significantly improved premenstrual symptoms associated with fluid retention (weight gain, oedema, mastalgia, bloating). Another double blind, randomised study involving 32 women with PMS found that taking magnesium (360mg/day) reduced premenstrual mood changes and total symptom scores. In addition, a small trial involving 20 women with premenstrual migraine found that taking magnesium (360mg/day) significantly reduced the number of days with headache compared with placebo. • Magnesium-OK helps safeguard key nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin B6 and zinc, which play a role in maintaining a healthy hormonal balance • Magnesium, one of the key nutrients in this product, is used for normal glucose metabolism and may help to maintain blood sugar stability in premenstrual women • Latest Government survey shows women’s dietary intake of magnesium is lower than it should be • Vitamin B6 and zinc are needed for those enzymes involved in hormone regulation, as well as metabolism of brain chemicals Issued by: Pegasus Public Relations On behalf of: Wassen Press enquires: Stephanie Butt / Terri Foster Tel: 01903 821550 Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pegasus Public Relations (Worthing) in the following categories: Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.