Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the name given to the group of physical and emotional symptoms associated with a woman's menstrual cycle. Symptoms tend to start 5-10 days before your period begins. If these symptoms are severe enough to significantly interfere with your life, call or make an appointment online at Pasadena Pellet Therapy in Pasadena, California.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a set of physical and emotional changes you experience on the days before your period starts and these symptoms usually resolve once your period begins. Most medical professionals believe PMS symptoms result from the changing hormone levels of your menstrual cycle. However, the exact cause isn’t known. The most common symptoms of PMS include:
For most women, the signs and symptoms of PMS tend to diminish and disappear within four days of the start of your period. Diet modification, increased exercise, and minimized stress also help reduce and relieve symptoms.
However, many of the symptoms of PMS mimic those of other conditions and medical problems. It’s best to make an appointment at Pasadena Pellet Therapy for proper diagnosis.
PMS is a clinical diagnosis made by the doctors at Pasadena Pellet Therapy through a complete physical and pelvic exam and assessment of your medical history. There are no unique physical findings or laboratory tests used to positively diagnose PMS.
Since PMS symptoms generally follow a predictable premenstrual pattern, keeping a record of your symptoms for at least two menstrual cycles helps with diagnosis. Be sure to indicate both the day you first notice your PMS symptoms and the day they disappear. Also, make a note of the days your period begins and ends.
How your PMS gets treated depends on the severity of your symptoms. However, it’s not uncommon for the doctors at Pasadena Pellet Therapy to prescribe medication to help relieve PMS symptoms. Commonly prescribed PMS medications include:
For help alleviating your PMS symptoms, call or make an appointment online today at Pasadena Pellet Therapy in Pasadena, California.