Premenstrual Syndrome

PMS is a common condition of women in their child bearing age. Symptoms typically present themselves a week before the menses cycle. Symptoms include:

  • Irritability
  • Mood Swings
  • Headaches
  • Increased Breast Sensitivity
  • Water Retention

Although the exact cause of PMS is unknown, there are many that speculate that hormone imbalances may be a root cause. A physical exam with your healthcare provider is necessary in order to rule out other causes before hormone replacement is started. Discussing these symptoms with a cycle schedule is a great tool for providers to make the best decisions, and it is encourage that you keep a diary to follow progress or when a change in dosing is needed. Most successful therapies include diet and sleep modifications as well as BHRT, which can compounded to address individual needs.