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glossary:premenstrual_syndrome [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A combination of physical and mood disturbances that occur in the last half of a woman'​s menstrual cycle after ovulation and normally end with the onset of the menstrual flow. Physical features of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) include breast tenderness and bloating ([[glossary:​edema]]). Psychological changes include anger and depression. ​
 +Monthly chemical changes may be responsible for PMS. The chemical changes may involve sex hormones, neurotransmitters,​ and opioid peptides. ​
 +PMS can be mimicked and must be distinguished from other disorders. The most helpful diagnostic tool for PMS is a menstrual diary. Treatment of PMS includes exercise, dietary changes, emotional support of family and friends, and medications. The medications for PMS include diuretics, pain killers, oral contraceptives,​ drugs that suppress ovarian function and antidepressants. Abbreviated PMS.
 +Common Misspellings:​ premenstrual syndrone ​
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