The exact cause of PMS is difficult to diagnose, but some factors may affect PMS by worsening it.
Being under lots of stress and depression.
Hormonal changes or fluctuations during the menstrual cycle.
Not enough sleep.
Smoking and drinking too much alcohol.
Family history of Premenstrual Syndrome.
There are many potential symptoms of PMS, but most women may experience only a few of them. Some women may not experience any symptoms. PMS symptoms may vary from mild to severe. It includes physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms as,
Emotional & Behavioural Symptoms:
Anxiety and tension
Stress and depression
Sadness, over-sensitive and crying
Mood swings and irritability
Problem in sleeping
Out of control and anger outbursts
Losing concentration and memory
Abdominal pain and bloating
Obesity or weight gain
Muscle and joint pains
Sore and tender breasts
Acne and other skin problems
Diarrhoea or constipation
Diagnosis & Treatment:
PMS usually diagnosed by self-screenings of the symptoms. There are no specific findings or tests to diagnose PMS. Some other conditions may be mistaken as PMS. You doctor or healthcare provider may provide a clear diagnosis.
Most women get relief from premenstrual syndrome through some lifestyle changes. PMS treatment usually depends on the severity of the symptoms. If the symptoms are severe it should be treated clinically. Your doctor may suggest OTC and prescription medications.
Home Remedies for PMS:
Reduce salt in your diet.
Eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Dairy products help with increasing calcium level.
Caffeine should be avoided.
Yoga and breathing exercises help to reduce anxiety and depression.