Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome
The menstrual cycle in women is triggered by a change in hormones. This means that some changes in mood, weight, and energy levels are expected. However, severe premenstrual symptoms can be a sign of hormone imbalance. These PMS symptoms can be debilitating and affect your everyday life, so if you’re searching for relief from symptoms of PMS or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), you’ve come to the right place. Learn about severe premenstrual symptoms in women and how BioTE® Medical can provide relief from PMS symptoms below.
What are Normal Premenstrual Symptoms?
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, occurs in women before their menstrual cycles. Normal premenstrual symptoms in women include bloating, uterine cramping, headaches, tender breasts, sleep problems, low sex drive, lower back pain, constipation and weight gain. Normal symptoms of PMS will also have some mood and behavioral symptoms. These PMS symptoms include depression, irritability, anxiety, decreased alertness, and withdrawal from family and friends. All normal PMS symptoms should not be severe or long-lasting enough to significantly impact the quality of a woman’s life. PMS occurs in the second half of the menstrual cycle, between ovulation and the beginning of menstrual bleeding. For many women, there will be a difference between cycles in quantity of menstrual blood and severity of PMS symptoms.
What is Abnormal PMS?
The major difference between normal premenstrual symptoms in women and PMDD is the severity of the symptoms of PMS. PMDD symptoms will have consistently severe symptoms every cycle and will not respond to self-care or over the counter treatment.
When Do Female PMS Symptoms Decline?
Premenstrual symptoms decline as they near menopause, as hormone levels decrease with aging. PMS symptoms may also become less severe when stress is managed, exercise is consistent, and diet is balanced.
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, can help balance the hormones in a woman’s body and potentially lessen the symptoms of PMS and PMDD. BioTE Medical offers relief from premenstrual symptoms in the form of pellet therapy. This form of hormone therapy is administered consistently, providing the body with the hormones it needs at the pace it requires and allowing you to receive the relief from PMS symptoms that you require. Learn more about how to get relief from premenstrual symptoms by finding a BioTE Provider nearest you with our Find a Provider tool.