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Natural Remedies for PMS and PMDD

herbal-remedyMost women have experienced some symptom of premenstrual discomfort at one point or another—whether it be bloating, aches and pains, breast tenderness, fatigue, tension, headaches, or sleep, eating, and/or mood disturbances. By some estimates, up to 80% of women experience at least one symptom with some regularity. For approximately 5% of women, however, symptoms are severe enough to meet criteria for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, which can lead to impaired functioning and quality of life during the last week of the menstrual cycle and until about 4 days after menstruation has begun. Significant anxiety, depression, and irritability are commonly reported features of PMDD. Women with either premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or PMDD frequently seek relief in the form of either over-the-counter, prescription, or natural remedies, and many try a combination of these, but too often relief is elusive.

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This entry was posted on May 30, 2012 by in Uncategorized.

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