Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is a condition that affects a woman’s emotional, physical, and mental health during certain parts of the menstrual cycle. Over 90% of women are affected by PMS. Though for some women’s symptoms are not severe, others may experience severe symptoms that significantly impact their personal and professional day-to-day life. The cause of PMS is unknown, though many researchers believe it may be a result of hormone levels or genetics. Whether you have an occasional issue associated with PMS or if it has consumed a large part of your life every month, we are here to provide you with relief.
Symptoms of PMS can vary from person to person and not everyone may suffer from the same symptoms. Typically, symptoms of PMS begin around day 14 of the menstrual cycle and last throughout the start of menstruation but can occur earlier and last longer depending on the individual. It is not uncommon for women to experience symptoms more frequently as they age.
The symptoms of PMS can be mild and moderate to severe and debilitating. Common symptoms of PMS include:
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in libido
- Fluctuations in weight
- Food cravings
- Mood Swings
- Tenderness of breasts
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, is an ideal treatment option for patients with a hormonal imbalance or a decrease in the production of hormones that are essential to helping the body and brain function at their best. This treatment uses hormones that are biologically identical to those that are naturally produced by the body with little to no risk. Treatment can come in a variety of forms, including injections, creams, pills, patches, gels, and insertable pellets. During your consultation, your doctor will work with you to decide which treatment option is best for your needs.
Our doctors will fully evaluate your condition and perform a comprehensive exam to determine whether a hormonal imbalance is the cause of your symptoms. If so, our bioidentical hormones can be customized to your individual needs.
By using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we can restore hormonal balance within your body and potentially lessen the symptoms. It is not uncommon for patients to notice a decrease in symptoms following the initial treatment sessions, enabling them to move toward a better quality of life.
We encourage and strive to help patients make lifestyle changes beneficial to hormonal treatment. A hormone-friendly diet rich in nutrients, adequate sleep daily, and regular exercise will also help patients to maintain balance. For more information on how BHRT can benefit you or to schedule an appointment, contact Del Mar Integrative Medicine & Med Spa today.