About 1 -2 weeks prior to the onset of a period, women can have a syndrome called “Premenstrual Syndrome” which includes the following:
- Breast tenderness
- Food cravings
- Weight gain
- Lower abdominal or back pain
And some women experience a more severe form of PMS which is called “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder” which means that the symptoms of PMS are so severe that it is now affecting a women’s interpersonal relationships.
All of these above symptoms occur 1 - 2 wks prior to the onset of a period and they resolve immediately when the period starts and this occurs every month for the at least 6 months.
Dr. Jen will discuss natural ways to alleviate the symptoms and if needed, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals may be prescribed as well.
Get in touch with us and we will answer any questions you may have.