What causes severe PMS?
According to research conducted by Monash University, at least one symptom of PMS is experienced by 90% of women, and multiple symptoms are experienced by approximately 50% of women. Severe PMS, which is referred to as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), is experienced by 3-8% of women.
When women are suffering from severe PMS, symptoms can be more severe. In addition to feeling bloated, having breast tenderness, fatigue, and noticing fluctuations in sleep and food patterns, women may also experience:
- Extreme moodiness
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 risk factor for developing severe PMS.
Solutions for 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 medications, and introducing vitamins into their daily routines.
Hormone therapy with NuFemme Medical is a safe and powerful option that can help you take 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.