Dealing with PMS

Refers to the physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the one-two weeks before a woman's period.

Some common symptoms are:

  • Mood swings
  • Dysphoria (Uneasines)
  • Tender breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Food cravings

Often symptoms are present for around six days. A woman's pattern of symptoms may change over time. Symptoms do not occur during pregnancy or following menopause. The cause of PMS is unknown.

Some symptoms may be worsened by a high-salt diet, alcohol, or caffeine. The underlying mechanism is believed to involve changes in hormone levels. 

Our office has a number of conventional and natural treatments that can help you.