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PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME(PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that affect many girls and women right before their period. 

PMS symptoms, which are most likely caused by fluctuations in hormone levels, usually start around ten days to one week before your period and end when your period begins.

The most common symptoms of PMS are 

  • Acne, 
  • Cramps, 
  • Fatigue, 
  • Constipation, 
  • Diarrhea, 
  • Depression, 
  • Tension, 
  • Bloating, 
  • Headaches, 
  • Backaches, 
  • Sore breasts, 
  • Mood swings, 
  • Inability to concentrate, 
  • Lack of sleep, 
  • Food cravings.

Here are a few proven ways to ease the symptoms of PMS:

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat a healthful diet, high in fruit and vegetables and low in junk food, caffeine, and salt.
  3. Take calcium pills and multivitamins.
  4. Get a lot of sleep.
  5. Get plenty of exercises and/or meditate to release tension.
  6. Take a pain reliever for headaches and backaches.

If these remedies do not help, talk with your doctor about additional treatment options.

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