Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

The physical and psychological symptoms which start between 7 and 10 days before the menstruation repeating every month and make a woman’s life harder is are called Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).

The exact reason why this symptom happens is unknown.Many women had found relief through exercise and lifestyle changes.If applicable, dietary changes and medication can also help treatment.

The symptoms are very common.Eighty five percent of menstruating women have at least one of the symptoms.These symptoms are observed 14 days before menstruation and are then reduced with menstruation and fade out.The symptoms may differ on a monthly basis.The family, social and work life of the individual may be significantly affected by the symptoms.

Emotional and Behavioural Symptoms:   

  • Depression
  • Irritation
  • Over-sensitivity
  • Reduced concentration
  • Irregular sleep pattern
  • Social withdrawal
  • Confusion
  • No appetite
  • Crying fits

Physical symptoms: 

  • Sensitivity in breasts
  • Bloating and weight gain
  • Head aches
  • Swelling in hands and feet
  • Soreness and pain
  • Cramp like aches especially in the lower abdomen region