Treatment strategies for premenstrual syndrome.

  title={Treatment strategies for premenstrual syndrome.},
  author={Janice E Daugherty},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={183-92, 197-8}
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a group of menstrually related disorders. Premenstrual symptoms sufficient to impair daily activity and relationships are estimated to occur in up to 40 percent of women of reproductive age, with 5 percent of these women having severe impairment. Although no single causative factor has been identified, PMS is related to ovulatory cycles and resolves at menopause. A specific diagnostic test for PMS does not exist. Treatment is based on the symptoms. Oral… CONTINUE READING