What do you mean by PMS?
The group of physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that women go through 1 to 2 weeks before periods is commonly known as PMS or premenstrual syndrome. It can be a normal situation for a few women but for others, the days can be harder to spend.
Symptoms of PMS
Bloating, headaches, tender breasts, abdominal cramps, acne, tiredness, mood swings, anxiety, feelings of sadness, increased sensitivity to stress, difficulty in concentrating, food cravings, low energy levels, sleep disturbances, and loss of interest in daily activities.
Causes of PMS
Chemical modifications, hormonal fluctuations, poor diet, not enough exercise, lower serotonin levels, stress, anxiety, and genetics are the most common causes of premenstrual syndrome.
How Common is it?
women in India experience some degree of PMS during periods
of Indian women go through mood swings and irritability with PMS
of women with PMS suffer from bloating and breast tenderness
of women with PMS are affected by fatigue and low energy
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How can I manage the emotional symptoms of PMS?
Effectively addressing emotional symptoms entails nurturing a wholesome lifestyle to encompass consistent physical activity, employing stress management strategies, prioritizing sufficient rest and sleep, and seeking solace and guidance from one's social network, be it supportive friends, caring family members, or empathetic therapists.
I suffer from severe mood swings and headaches. When can I seek a doctor’s advice for PMS?
In the event that your PMS symptoms substantially disrupt your everyday functioning, it is prudent to seek guidance from a medical practitioner. A qualified healthcare professional can assess your symptoms comprehensively and provide tailored recommendations for suitable treatment alternatives.
How many days PMS starts before periods?
Premenstrual syndrome is known as an amalgamation of issues that you may go through up to 14 days before your period (menstruation). The symptoms usually stop soon after your period starts.
Does PMS affect fertility?
The correlation between PMS and infertility lacks substantial evidence. However, it is worth noting that low levels of progesterone, commonly associated with PMS, may pose challenges in maintaining a pregnancy to its full term.