Pre-menstrual Syndrome

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is usually experienced a couple of weeks before a woman’s period. The woman usually experiences mood swings, irritability, breast tenderness and loss of interest in sex. Usually such symptoms subside when the period starts. Some suffer a little and some suffer a lot. With menopause PMS usually subsides. PMS is not yet understood fully but is associated with the fluctuating hormone levels in the woman’s body. There is no treatment for PMS but one can manage the symptoms by medications prescribed by your doctor or psychological treatments. Some lifestyle modifications can improve PMS. These include: 

  • eating a balanced diet
  • getting regular exercise to improve fitness levels
  • learning techniques to manage stress