What causes severe PMS?

Severe PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), which is referred to as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), is experienced by between three and eight percent of women. This condition can be very detrimental to a healthy lifestyle but is preventable with proper medication.

Severe PMS During Menopause

Symptoms of Severe PMS

When women are suffering from severe PMS, their symptoms are different because in addition to feeling bloated, breast tenderness, fatigue, sleep changes, and eating changes, she feels disruptful psychological symptoms including:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Extreme moodiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Tension

The exact cause of severe PMS is not known, but it does have a link to a woman’s hormonal imbalances in relation to her menstrual cycle. When women experience a decline in her levels of serotonin, the belief is that symptoms of severe PMS will emerge. Serotonin is the brain hormone responsible for transmitting nerve signals. Women who have a family history of depression and (or) postpartum depression have a higher factor for developing severe PMS.

Symptoms of Severe PMS

Women who are experiencing severe PMS should have a discussion with their doctor immediately. Initially, they may receive recommendations regarding stress management, dietary changes, engaging in regular exercise, taking anti-inflammatory medicines, and introducing vitamins into their daily routines.

Hormone therapy with NuFemme Medical is a safe and powerful option that can help you get back control over your body.  Contact a NuFemme medical provider today to learn more about how the benefits of a customized hormone balancing plan that can help you safely and effectively relieve severe PMS symptoms.