Symptoms Premenstrual syndrome

What Is Premenstrual Syndrome?: Cause And Symptoms

Premenstrual syndrome   is a complex of objective and subjective symptoms that occurs one to two weeks before the  menstrual flow . The intensity and frequency of these symptoms is also quite variable, affecting a large part of the female population in various ways. Unfortunately, in some women the symptoms of  PMS  reach such intensity that they interfere with normal daily activities.
However, the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome are extremely variable and difficult to evaluate in their entity; for example, although the list is particularly long (mood swings, food cravings, tiredness , irritability, breast tenderness,  depression ,  abdominal swelling ,  swollen legs , difficulty concentrating, insomnia, changes in appetite,  eating disorders , headaches,  acne ,  water retention ,  anxiety , weight gain  ,  muscle aches or joints, behavior disorders), most women complain only a part of these disorders. Furthermore, in most women the symptoms of menstrual syndrome disappear as soon as menstruation occurs, and then reappear with a certain systematicity before the start of the new cycle.
Although the mildest forms can be considered praphysiological, when the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome become particularly intense it is necessary to intervene first of all with in-depth diagnostic investigations.
If the diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome is confirmed, the pharmacological treatment can make use of hormonal therapies ( oral contraceptives ), pain relievers , anti-inflammatories and antidepressants . To alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in less severe cases, and as a support to pharmacological therapy, dietary correction can be helpful (reduction of  salt  and increase in fluids for  water retention problems , consumption of at least 4-5 portions per say of  vegetable foods , possibly accompanied by a  multivitamin , and reduction in the consumption of alcohol,  coffee  and  chocolate ) and behavioral ( reduction of stress , with increased physical activity and greater attention to the needs of one’s body, such as adequate night rest ). On the herbal front, some  herbal teas they can be of some help in alleviating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (see  dedicated article ), given that even their simple preparation represents a renewed gesture of attention to one’s body.

Symptoms And Signs Of Pms

Premenstrual syndrome is characterized by the presence of several symptoms that can include:

Common Symptoms Of Pms

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Mood Disorders
  • Pain in the ovaries
  • Edema
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Breast swelling
  • Hyperphagia
  • Nervousness
  • Swollen and Tired Feet
  • Water retention
  • Mood swings
  • Foam in the urine
  • Drowsiness
  • Sweating

Rarer Symptoms Of Pms

  • Acne
  • Aggression
  • Anorexia
  • Asthenia
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Decline in sexual desire
  • Swollen Ankles
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dysphoria
  • Dehydration
  • Abdominal distention
  • Kidney pain
  • Articolar pains
  • Muscle pains
  • Swollen legs
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue with spasms (spasmophilia)
  • Night sweats

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