PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome)
Premenstrual syndrome or PMS refers to emotional and physical symptoms that are experienced by women in the latter part of their menstrual cycle. Most women do experience some complaints during their cycle, but in order to be diagnosed with PMS certain criteria must be met. First, the symptoms must recur with most cycles and disappear with the onset of menstruation or shortly after. Also, the severity of these symptoms should be so that it interferes with the day-to-day functioning of the individual.
2. Mood swings
5. Abdominal cramping
7. Breast tenderness
8. Joint Pain
Causes PMS (Pre-Menstrual syndrome)
Researchers have theorized as to what might cause certain women to suffer from PMS. These factors can include, vitamin deficiencies (vitamin D), ingestion of large amounts of caffeine, and genetic factors.
Treatment of PMS includes hormone therapies, antidepressant medications, vitamin D supplementation, and a variety of pain relievers if needed.
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