If all these things are happening before your periods; then you are suffering from PMS.
The word premenstrual syndrome or PMS has become so common that it has become a verb now. Like I am PMSing.
As many as 75% women say they get PMS symptoms at some point in their life-time. For most women, PMS symptoms are mild.
Less than 5% of women of childbearing age get a more severe form of PMS, called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).6
Dr. Dimple Doshi at Vardaan Hospital; believes prevention is better than cure, and thus apart from the precise treatment guidelines; preventive measures are an essential part of our consultations with the patients who have either had it or want to know more about it.
PMS is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that many women get after ovulation and before the start of their menstrual period.
The exact cause of PMS is not clear, but we do know that levels of estrogen and progesterone drop during the week before your period. Falling hormone levels may trigger the symptoms of PMS. Changes in brain chemicals or deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals may also play a role.
PMS symptoms go away within a few days after a woman’s period starts as hormone levels begin to rise again.
PMS may happen more often in women who:
Premenstrual syndrome changes with age; and is maximum between 21 to late 40s. It gets worse as you reach your late 30s or 40s. PMS stops when you get menopause or when you are pregnant. In both cases you do not get menses. After pregnancy, PMS might come back, but you might have different PMS symptoms.
Foods that worsen PMS are:
Some women get their periods without any signs of PMS or only very mild symptoms. For others, PMS symptoms may be so severe that it makes it hard to do everyday activities like go to work or school.
About half of the women who have full-blown PMS will probably show worsening of their pre existing medical conditions.. like:
PMS is not completely curable but you can have relief from the severity of the symptoms by taking your doctor s advice.
Here are some tips to ease the symptoms of PMS: