Premenstrual syndrome

Specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Premenstrual syndrome is a cluster of physical symptoms and / or mood that women may have one to two weeks before menstruation and disappear when it starts. The vast majority of women experience at least one of these symptoms: joint pain, tender and swollen breasts, migraine, acne, fatigue, constipation, irritability, hot flashes, depression, changes in mood, loss of interest in sex , etc. Sometimes they are severe enough to interfere with their normal life. There is no definitive treatment of premenstrual syndrome, but it is generally recommended to exercise regularly, take medications such as analgesics or evening primrose and follow a healthy diet (avoiding sugars, refined foods by substituting whole, reducing fat ... ).

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