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Embracing your period: Managing PMS like a pro

Premenstrual syndrome can be a challenging part of every woman's monthly cycle, but with understanding and self-care, you can manage it.

Embracing your period: Managing PMS like a pro

Premenstrual syndrome can be a challenging part of every woman’s monthly cycle, but with understanding and self-care, you can manage it.

What is PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is a group of symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle. It typically affects women in their late 20s through early 40s, and the severity of symptoms can vary from woman to woman.

What causes PMS?
While the exact cause of PMS remains unclear, it’s thought to be related to the hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. Certain brain chemicals, such as serotonin, could also be involved ‚—serotonin levels change during menstruation.

Here are the changes your body goes through each month:

Common symptoms of PMS
PMS symptoms usually occur in one to two weeks before your period starts. They usually improve once your period begins and disappear by the end of your period. They can range from mild to severe and can vary each month. Here are a few of the most common symptoms:

Finding relief
Despite the discomfort, there are several ways you can manage PMS symptoms:

Remember, every woman’s experience with PMS is unique. What works for one person might not work for another. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about your symptoms and what treatment options may be best for you.

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