Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a combination of emotional and physical symptoms that women experience during their menstrual cycle. These symptoms usually start around seven to 14 days before your period begins and usually stop very soon after your period starts. Every woman experiences different symptoms; some months your PMS may be worse than others or you may have no PMS symptoms at all.

Possible symptoms include;

  • Headache
  • Cramps
  • Acne
  • Mood swings
  • Breast swelling or tenderness
  • Bloated stomach
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Depression, irritability and tension

No one knows for sure what causes PMS, but it seems to be linked to the changes in hormone levels that happen during your menstrual cycle. The best thing to do is look after yourself! Make sure you have a balanced diet, exercise, minimize stress, get a good night sleep and take time to relax. Have a hot bath, go for a walk or maybe indulge and have a body massage.

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