Definition and causes

About 95% of all women experience symptoms resulting menstrual cycle. Only about 3% experience symptoms that are so powerful that they can be seen as debilitating. What caused the symptoms is not entirely clear, but usually fumgerende ovaries is a prerequisite for the symptoms can take place. The female hormone progesterone, is believed to have an effect on symptoms.

Symptoms of præmenstruelt syndrome (PMS)

Symptoms include, inter alia, tension, irritability, aggression, depression, reluctance, breast tension, bloated stomach, lower back pain and abdominal pain.

Precautions and diagnosis

Do we have the big problems, you can contact your doctor. The symptoms may be largely mitigated by exercise and a healthy diet.

Treatment of præmenstruelt syndrome (PMS)

The rule is not required reading, but most of the few women who are treated, can be treated with the contraceptive pill, which inhibits the body's own production of progesterone.

A small proportion of women have such severe discomfort, in the form of depression and agitation / anxiety that treatment with antidepressant and sedatives may be necessary. This, however, specialized treatment and may require the involvement of a psychiatrist.

Select and complications

An important alternative diagnosis to præmenstruelt syndrome (PMS) is depression, to be treated by a psychiatrist.


This article is formed on the Health Guide on 05.09.06



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