PMS And Its Symptoms

PMS, also known as premenstrual tension or premenstrual dysphoria, is a symptom or collection of symptoms that occurs regularly in relation to the menstrual cycle. These symptoms occur before or during menstruation.
An exact cause of PMS has not been identified, however, it may be related to social, cultural, biological, and psychological factors.
A wide range of physical or emotional symptoms have been associated with PMS. By definition, such symptoms must occur during the second half of the menstrual cycle (14 days or more after the first day of the menstrual period) and be absent for about 7 days after menstrual period ends (during the first half of the menstrual cycle). The most ...

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•forgetfulness •poor judgment •depression •irritability, hostility, or aggressive behavior •increased guilt feelings •fatigue or lethargy •decreased self image •libido (sex drive) changes •paranoia or increased fears •slow, sluggish, lethargic movement •low self-esteem •loss of libido (sex drive) •overreaction to sensory stimulus (lights, noises, etc.) •paranoid (unfounded feeling of persecution)
Some of the lifestyle changes often recommended for the treatment of PMS may actually be useful in preventing symptoms from developing or getting worse. Regular exercise 3 to 5 times per week and a balanced diet (with increased whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and decreased or no salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine) may prove beneficial. Recognizing that the body may have different sleep requirements at different times during a woman's menstrual cycle, it is important to assure adequate rest. Nutritional supplements may be recommended. Vitamin B6, calcium, and ...

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