Premenstrual syndrome refers to the physical and emotional changes that occur in women one or two weeks prior to their period. The symptoms of PMS may vary from woman to woman but they resolve during the onset of bleeding. PMS is associated with more than 200 different types of symptoms that are seen in women. Stress, anxiety, insomnia, headache, fatigue, increased sensitivity towards emotions and the changes in libido are the usual symptoms seen. The other physical symptoms are mood swings, low back pain, abdominal cramps, constipation or diarrhea, swelling in the breast, tenderness of the breast, joint and muscle pain, bloating and food cravings.
HOW IS PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
PMS occurs more often in women between the age of late 20’s and early 40’s.