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The start of menstruation is a momentous event in a girl's life. Some girls greet those drops of blood with joy or relief, while others feel bothered by the discomforting pain each time they menstruate. Whatever the reaction is, the facts don't change; Menstruation is here to stay.

Every woman is bound to experience a variety of sensations before or during their menses, though some may experience it more often. Studies reveal that almost 80% of women suffer from the effects of menstrual discomforts. One of which is Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS).

What is Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) refers to the physical or emotional symptom that occurs before a woman starts her monthly menstrual cycle. PMS may affect women of any age as long as they are menstruating. The symptoms usually stop when menstruation begins, or shortly after the cycle starts.


Why do some women experience PMS?

There are many factors that are linked to PMS such as

  • Dietary factors (eg: Imbalance diet)
  • Stress
  • Lifestyle
  • Hormonal changes


What are some of the common PMS symptoms?

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Appetite change (Sudden craving for food)
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Increased emotional sensitivity
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne