Syndrome (PMS) is a condition characterised by a variety
of symptoms which occur up to 14 days before the menstrual
period and cease with or shortly after the arrival of
a period. PMS affects some 74% of all women.
are the Symptoms?
Dr. Guy Abraham, former professor of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology at the University of California in Los Angeles,
divided the symptoms into four categories:
Anxiety (A): This is characterised by elevated blood
oestrogen and low progesterone. 75% are said to fall
into this group. Symptoms include: Anxiety, irritability,
insomnia, depression (just before menses).
Hyperhydration (H): Associated with salt retention
and possible elevated aldosterone (an adrenal hormone
that affects fluid retention). 6575% are said
to fall into this group. Symptoms include: weight
gain above 1.4 kg, breast congestion, abdominal bloating,
swelling of face and extremities. >>>
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