Category: Illness or disabilities



Introduction and description


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the one to two weeks before a woman's period.

Symptoms often vary between women and resolve around the start of bleeding. Common symptoms include spots, tender breasts, bloating, feeling tired, irritability, and mood changes.

Symptoms do not occur during pregnancy or following menopause.

Strictly speaking it is neither an illness nor a disease, but it helps to know what is causing it and it can be addressed.

For more details of both causes and cures see Estrogen imbalance.

For more general information on Estrogen itself and its role in the reproductive system see Estrogen.



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