Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)

Pre-menstrual syndrome is the name given to symptoms experienced before a period. These include both physical and emotional symptoms which can have a significant impact on a woman’s life to varying degrees, including their relationships with others.

 

Common symptoms include:
  • Bloating

  • Breast tenderness

  • Headaches /Migraines

  • Joint pains

  • Night sweats

  • Sugar cravings

  • Palpitations

  • Bowel symptoms

  • Acne flare up

  • Tearfulness

  • Irritability

  • Low mood

  • Poor sleep

  • Muscle aches

  • Fatigue

  • Weight gain

The cause of PMS is an imbalance between oestrogen and progesterone during the luteal phase (second half) of the menstrual cycle, usually as a result of low progesterone. 

 

A detailed history and blood test to review your female hormone profile can help determine if there is an imbalance in your hormones during the second half of your cycle. If this is the case, bio-identical hormones, at a tailored dose, can be beneficial in correcting this balance and hopefully the symptoms of PMS are better controlled. 

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At The Hormone Health Clinic, we can create a individualised treatment schedule to help meet your needs.

Based at The Beauty Doctor Clinic

10 Chapel Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1DD

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