Premenstrual syndrome

Women who have premenstrual syndrome (PMS) experience a number of physical and emotional symptoms each month from 2 to 14 days before their periods. The symptoms usually go away once their periods begin. PMS may start at any age and ends after menopause. Symptoms vary from woman to woman, and more than 150 symptoms have been linked with the disorder. About 75% of women have some symptoms of PMS, with 20 to 50% finding that symptoms interfere with their daily activities and 3 to 5% becoming unable to function.

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Review Date: 1/2/2015  

Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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