Revealed-The Symptoms Of PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
PMS also abbreviated as premenstrual syndrome is a health complication affecting women from all across the globe. It occurs as a result of hormonal changes that alter the natural menstrual cycle. The symptoms can be mild or very disturbing depending on the situation at hand. They may affect your relationship or reduce your productivity at your work place if you do not recognize them and respond effectively to them. Hence, it is of paramount importance to seek medication as soon as they appear.
Take note of the fact that each woman is different hence the symptoms can be totally different. For example, some women experience worse symptoms when their physical or emotional stress is high. Up to date, there are over 150 symptoms of PMS that have being recorded in the world. Research studies shows that these symptoms are usually experienced when the patients are in their luteal phase, that is, the stage between the ovulation and the initiation of the menstrual bleeding.
Depending on the issue at hand, they may appear all through the luteal phase or during ovulation hence they can be mild of severe. It is also important to take note of the fact that at times the severity of the symptoms can vary from one month to another depending on the hormonal changes and the genetic makeup of the person. At times, the symptoms can be severe between the ovulation and the first day. This is called menstrual magnification.
It is advisable to keep track of your ovulation dates so as to notice any changes that might occur. One of the sure ways of doing this is by knowing the exact day that you usually ovulate. You can decide to keep track of your menstrual bleeding days just to be sure if anything changes. A doctor can effectively uncover if you have any menstrual changes by assessing your basal body temperature a luteinizing hormone. Please note that the ovulation dates vary from one woman to another hence the experiences of one woman should not be used to diagnose another woman.
Some of the common physical symptoms of this disease include:
Changes in sleep patterns
Lack of energy
Decline in libido
Headaches and migraines
Breast tenderness and swelling
Extreme changes in bowel habits
Food craving for salty of sweet foods
Irritability and anger
Emotional changes (mood swings
Once you have a clear understanding of symptoms of pms, you will be able to seek proper medication in time. Fortunately, this problem is treatable and can be diagnosed and treated effectively.