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Pre-Menstrual Syndrome - PMS

Western Diagnosis

Pre-menstrual syndrome is a disorder that affects many women one to two weeks prior to menstruation. The symptoms of PMS can include any or all of the following: acne, anxiety, backache, bloating, breast tenderness and or swelling, cramps, depression, fainting, fatigue, food cravings, headaches, insomnia, joint pain, nervousness, and water retention.

In addition to the above symptoms, PMS can also cause changes in personality like drastic mood swings, rage, violence and suicidal thoughts.

For quite some time, PMS was thought of as a psychological problem, but it is now very clear that PMS is a physical one. Hormonal imbalance - excessive levels of estrogen and low levels of progesterone is one cause, as are unstable blood sugar levels and diet.

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