Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Definition
Premenstrual syndrome (known as PMS) involves a variety of physical, mental, and behavioral symptoms tied to a woman's menstrual cycle. By definition, symptoms occur during the two weeks before a woman's period starts, known as the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The symptoms typically become more intense in the 2-3 days prior to the period and usually resolve after the first day or two of flow.
PMS is a complex health concern. Around 20%-30% of menstruating women are believed to suffer from PMS.
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