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Premenstrual Syndrome Specialist

Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA

Board Certified OBGYNs & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Frisco, TX

If you have Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), you’re not alone. Many women endure its symptoms before their menstrual cycle. The team of compassionate medical professionals at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, in Frisco, Texas, not only understands how PMS can affect you, but they have the expertise to treat you effectively. To schedule an appointment, call the practice or book online today.

Premenstrual Syndrome Q & A

What is Premenstrual Syndrome?

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) typically affects three out of four females who have started their period. Symptoms usually occur the week before you start your monthly cycle and can fall in the range of mild to severe.

You don’t have to suffer from these symptoms every month. At Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, your provider can help you manage the negative onset of PMS.

What are the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome?

When you experience premenstrual syndrome, it can affect you emotionally and physically. Symptoms include:

  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Food cravings
  • Depression
  • Tiredness
  • Crying spells
  • Tender breasts
  • Onset of acne
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fluid retention

In some cases, your symptoms can interfere with your daily routine. Tracking the timing of your cycle along with the symptoms you experience can help your provider establish an effective, personalized treatment plan to reduce the effects of PMS.

What causes premenstrual syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrome doesn’t have a specific cause, but several factors might be partly responsible, including:

Changes in your hormones

When you’re about to start your period, your hormones fluctuate and may cause your body to react.

Changes in your brain chemistry

Your brain needs serotonin to keep your mood controlled. If your serotonin levels go down before your menstrual cycle, you can experience depression, fatigue, sleep issues, and food cravings.

Sadness or depression

If you suffer from depression, severe PMS can intensify your condition.

No matter the severity of your PMS, you should make an appointment with your OBGYN at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA to get the support you need during this time of the month.

How is premenstrual syndrome treated?

The team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA understands women’s care. After your consultation and examination, your OBGYN discusses the different treatment option, including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Diuretics
  • Hormonal contraceptives

You can also eat foods with calcium and vitamin B-6 or take supplements to nourish your body with the proper support.

To get treatment for your PMS, call Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, or schedule an appointment online today.