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Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is a group of physical and emotional symptoms many women may have in the days before their period starts. Symptoms usually stop once the period starts. It’s thought to be related to the changing hormone levels of the menstrual cycle.
Lifestyle changes and sometimes medication are used to treat PMS.
Symptoms may be slightly different for each woman. The following are the most common symptoms of PMS.
The symptoms of PMS may look like other conditions or medical problems. Consult a healthcare provider for diagnosis.
Your healthcare provider will consider your age, overall health, symptoms and other factors when finding the best treatment for you.
Lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can help manage PMS symptoms.Medicines include:
For some women, making lifestyle changes helps to reduce the occurrence of PMS symptoms. These changes may include:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:
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