Hormones can affect a woman’s mood throughout her lifetime. Sometimes the impact on mood can affect a woman’s quality of life. Many times the symptoms that result can be managed with medicine and/or therapy.
Once a young woman starts menstruating, she may begin to experience emotional changes around the time of her period. 75 percent of women with regular period cycles report unpleasant physical or psychological symptoms before their periods. Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, affects up to 80 percent of women.
Psychological symptoms of PMS include:
- Sensitivity to rejection
- Sense of feeling overwhelmed
- Social withdrawal
Physical symptoms of PMS include:
- Fatigue (feeling tired)
- Sleep disturbance
- Increased appetite
- Abdominal bloating
- Breast tenderness
- Headaches (sometimes known as menstrual migraines)
- Muscle aches and joint pain
At Advanced Medica we are able to greatly reduce the symptoms of PMS for many of our patients.* Call today to find out how we can help you!
*results may vary