premenstrual syndrome

= PMS
a group of symptoms experienced in varying degrees by women of reproductive age in the week before menstruation. These include altered mental stability, fatigue, bloating, breast tenderness, and headaches. Since social and work functioning and family life can be severely affected, medical help is often sought. Treatments include stress management, salt restriction and low-dose diuretics to relieve fluid retention, and analgesia for aches and pains; hormone therapy with progestogens, combined oral contraceptives, and gonadorelin analogues may be required.

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