PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome

Are your symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome affecting your quality of life?

PMS is something most women experience at one time or another. Symptoms can range from mild, such as light cramps, to severe, where some women struggle to complete basic, daily activities.

Symptoms Include:

  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headache
  • Irregular Cycles
  • Hot flashes
  • Acne
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain

Estrogen dominance is a common cause of PMS symptoms. This is when the body production of estrogen is too high and the progesterone levels are too low. Low thyroid levels can also be present.

Hormonal imbalance can affect a woman’s mood, energy level and relationships with others. Balancing these hormones properly will decrease these unwanted symptoms.

PMS Diagnosis:

PMS can be diagnosed with testing of hormone levels or using symptoms alone.

PMS Treatment:

Many women tolerate the symptoms of PMS thinking their only hope is that menopause will come early and give them relief. Don’t wait, help is available now!

Most Gynecologists treat PMS symptoms with birth control pills or in severe cases a hysterectomy. Synthetic hormones like birth control pills can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, and even cancer. Even though a hysterectomy will take the symptoms away, it causes menopause which brings on many other unwanted symptoms of its own. The good news is there is a safer, less severe treatment that will relieve symptoms of PMS.

Estrogen dominance is very responsive to treatment with bioidentical progesterone therapy.

Bioidentical hormones are molecularly the same as the hormones your body produces and the body responds to them just as it would your natural hormones. Side effects are minimal when monitored properly by a trained physician. Bioidentical hormones are tailored to give you the smallest dose possible to raise your estrogen or progesterone levels to an optimal range. There is a wide range of ways it can be administered: patches, creams, tablets, and suppositories. These options will be discussed with you during your visit.

The Center for Anti-Aging and Metabolic Medicine can help you get relief from your symptoms of PMS. Contact US for an evaluation today!

 

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