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Premenstrual Syndrome Treatment

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What Exactly is Premenstrual Syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) describes a wide range of discomforts that occur for a day and up to a week before a woman’s period. Symptoms usually appear in a variety of forms, which include:

•Tender breasts
•Food cravings

Most symptoms will recur in predictable patterns, but the physical and emotional changes might vary from slightly to intense. For some women, the physical and emotional stresses are severe enough to affect their daily routines. Regardless of the intensity of symptoms they generally disappear within four days of the start of the menstrual period for most women.

It is estimated that on average 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.

Do All Women Experience PMS?

Gynecologists estimate that approximately 85% of menstruating women have experienced at least one PMS symptom in their monthly cycle. It’s not uncommon for these women to experience mild symptoms that do not need professional care, but for women suffering with severe form of premenstrual cycle (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) should seek a professional immediately.

Differences between PMS and PMDD

Premenstrual Syndrome: Although Premenstrual Syndrome can affect both emotionally and physically but usually would not affect relationships.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Unlike Premenstrual Syndrome, the emotional stress is known to be more severe and many of the times causing social impairment in women.

Premenstrual Symptoms vs. Pregnancy Symptoms

Although PMS and early pregnancy stages may share similar symptoms, learning how to distinguish the two may be extremely beneficial when inquiring with a specialist.

Breast Pain: When it comes to PMS, women tend to experience tenderness a week before or the day of their period. Unlike the tenderness in the breast during PMS, when it comes to deciphering the symptoms of pregnancy, the breast tends to feel fuller and the pain tends to be sharper.

Bleeding: When it comes to PMS, women will not experience bleeding until the day of their period. When it comes to early pregnancy signs, there is light vaginal bleeding or ‘spotting’ usually pink or dark brown, and usually appears a week or two after conceived.

Nausea: Usually women don’t experience any nausea or vomiting during PMS. However, when it comes to pregnancies, nausea is generally experienced as ‘morning sickness’.

Other: Other differences between PMS and Pregnancy symptoms include food cravings and cramps. Women that are expecting tend to have a dislike in certain foods compared to PMS food craving. When it comes to cramping, the

Dr. Torbati Can Treat Premenstrual Syndrome Today

For more information, it is highly recommended to get in contact with a specialist regarding any unmanageable symptoms. Doctors will usually advise their patients with the best methods and practices to help ease any discomfort.

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