Premenstrual syndrome has been the object of many jokes. It has also been the cause of much discomfort for many women.
PMS has over 150 documented symptoms. In fact, the symptoms are so common that PMS is no longer used, and the symptoms are considered normal. Yet describing them as normal means that many women who experience debilitating symptoms may not be getting the treatment they need.
Approximately 5% of all women experience PMS symptoms so severe that they are incapacitated for days each month. For many other women, moderate PMS symptoms can disrupt work and personal life.
What causes PMS?
PMS is due more to an imbalance in the stress hormones and neurotransmitters than it is due to hormonal imbalances.
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