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PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome

PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome: The problem, the symptoms and the causes.

PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome isn’t a problem, it is combination of problems that some women suffer from. It something that is something that can be helped but not cured. It essential that people close to a PMSing person be as supportive as possible. To be supportive, you should have an understanding of the problem. The following article should help give you a clear picture on PMS and its  effects on women.

What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

You’ve probably heard of PMS or ‘Premenstrual Syndrome’ – it’s the combination of symptoms that some girls suffer from a week or so before their period. Symptoms appear before your period starts but disappear during it. Some girls can suffer badly from PMS, others are hardly affected.

The symptoms

What are the symptoms so you can look out for them? You may suffer from some or all of them, including:

    • Cramps 
    • Breast tenderness 
    • Headaches 
    • Backaches
    • Bloating
    • Angry outbursts
    • Mild depression
    • Skin problems
    • Food Cravings. Also, check out how to overcome food cravings during pregnancy with these 10 simple tips.

What causes PMS?

Doctors and scientists are still trying to find the exact cause of PMS. What they do know is that it is related to the way your body’s hormones change through your monthly cycle.


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How can you tell if you’ve got PMS?

The best way to tell if you’ve got PMS is to keep a daily diary of your PMS symptoms for at least two or three months during your menstrual cycle. Write down when you feel your PMS symptoms, (for example, getting pimples, feeling irritable, feeling like you are on edge, getting clumsy) how severe they are, and how long they last.

Your doctor may want to rule out other conditions first before confirming you have PMS, as many PMS symptoms are similar to those of other underlying conditions. They may ask you to have a physical or pelvic exam to rule out any gynaecological problems. Both you and your doctor will get helpful information from your body about whether you have PMS or not. Also, check out the symptoms of PCOS.

Another possibility: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD

PMDD is more severe than PMS. If during the week or so before your period, you frequently find yourself feeling overwhelmed, feel tense, anxious, or ‘on edge’, frequently cry or are constantly irritable and angry so that you cause conflict with other people you may be suffering from PMDD.

The symptoms of PMDD are similar to those of PMS, but more exaggerated. They may include:

      • Feelings of tension or anxiety
      • Sadness or hopelessness
      •  Anger or irritability that affects other people
      • Decreased interest in usual activities
      • Sleeping much more or less than usual
      • Problems sleeping
      • Feeling out of control

It's believed that 3% to 8% of women suffer from PMDD and it must be treated by a doctor. Treatments may include a change to a healthier lifestyle, taking antidepressants, and going for therapy. Consult your doctor if you think you could have PMDD.

Women health care tips every woman should be aware of.

Read more tips to lead a healthy lifestyle here.

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