Premenstrual Syndrome

Every woman grows up knowing what “that time of the month” means. While breast tenderness, moodiness, and mild cramps are manageable, some women face symptoms that really disrupt their lives. If you have severe PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), and PMS is something you dread, there are definitely ways for you to feel better.

PMS and PMDD Symptoms

  • Mood Swings
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Breast Pain & Swelling
  • Abdominal Pain & Bloating
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Cravings & Overeating
  • Sore Throat
  • Difficulty Focusing
  • Tiredness
  • Skin Problems

The underlying cause of premenstrual syndrome in general is an imbalance in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. However, other factors like lifestyle, stress, blood sugar, and nutrient levels can make symptoms more numerous or more severe.

Don’t “just live with” PMS

PMS can be incredibly disruptive, and few conditions have such a diverse set of symptoms. These hormone-related problems affect many systems of the body and can cause disruption both physically and mentally. It’s estimated that 85% of women experience at least one symptom during their monthly cycles. While many women can tolerate the discomfort without much effort, severe symptoms really happen and should not be ignored.

At Woodward & Associates, you’ll never have an impersonal, sterile-feeling experience. It’s very important that we understand your symptoms, consider all the possible solutions, and find the best treatment for your needs and lifestyle. We don’t stop considering options until we’ve found the right solution that works for you.