.These group of women have the premenstrual syndrome. In the premenstrual syndrome, the mood and physical changes occurs within 5-12 days preceding menstruation and disappears after 2 days of the onset of menstruation. The symptoms vary in severity between periods but are cyclic.
MOOD CHANGES SYMPTOMS OF THE PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME
7. Panic attacks
8. Felling unwell
10. Poor performance
11. Craving for certain foods
PHYSICAL CHANGES DURING THE PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME
1. Abdominal bloating
2. Abdominal discomfort, tenderness or pain
3. Breast swelling, tenderness or pain
Pms is more common with women in the age bracket of 30-45 and may become more evident after child birth or a disturbing life event.
Although pms is common in women, the cause remains unknown. Some believe it is due to a fluctuation in the levels of the hormones oesrogen and progesterone and that this can be relieved through taking contraceptives pills. A study carried out some time ago reports that regular exercises and avoidance of stressful activities may reduce the seriousness of the symptoms.