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Premenstrual syndrome or PMS as it is commonly known is a medical condition wherein there is change in the mood or behavior of some abnormal symptoms usually experienced in the second half of the cycle. Women become too ‘fussy’ and get anxious or depressed easily. These symptoms may also continue even after the period starts. Premenstrual symptoms vary from women to women and can get worse as she gets older i.e. in her 20’s and 30’s. These symptoms usually disappears after menopause.

Causes of Premenstrual Syndrome
The exact cause is not known, but it is supposed to be related to hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle. It has shown that women who have some deficiencies like zinc, magnesium, Vitamins E and B6, or certain fatty acids in their diet suffer from PMS. It also maybe due to alteration in the levels of hormones, estrogen and progesterone.

Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome
Physical Symptoms Emotional Symptoms Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome
Treatment for PMS depends on the symptoms experienced. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the severity of PMS. Multivitamin or mineral supplements such as Vitamin B complex, magnesium and calcium can be taken. Other medication prescribed includes hormone treatments, anti–depressant drugs, mild tranquillizers, birth control pills, and diuretics to reduce bloating.
Changes in your lifestyle could help you reduce the symptoms of PMS: