West Kendall OBGYN

Premenstrual Syndrome Therapy

Most women experience some changes in the days leading up to their period, but for some, it is a time of significant pain and disruptive symptoms. The team at West Kendall OBGYN, serving the areas of Doral, Kendall and West Kendall in Miami, offers comprehensive premenstrual syndrome therapy that can help you feel more like yourself. To learn more about your PMS treatment options, schedule an appointment online, or call to check availability.

Premenstrual Syndrome Therapy Q&A

What is Premenstrual Syndrome?
As many as 90% of women report noticeable changes in the days or weeks leading up to their period. However, most find these changes mild enough that treatment is not necessary, or they manage discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication.

For some, however, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) brings a range of symptoms that are disruptive to normal daily routines. That can not only make you miserable, but it can lead to loss of productivity at home and at work. If you find yourself suffering from physical or mental symptoms as your body prepares for your period, it may be time to seek professional intervention at West Kendall OBGYN.

What are the Symptoms of PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome is different for every woman, and your symptoms may change from month to month. Some things to look for include:

Swollen or tender breasts
Backache or headache
Cramping or pelvic pain
Constipation or diarrhea
Bloating or gas
Low tolerance for sounds or light
Changes in appetite
Brain fog
Sleep disruptions
Low libido

These are just a few of the symptoms of PMS. One way to know if there is a link between your discomfort and your menstrual cycle is to keep a daily log of symptoms and check them against your cycle.

How Can Premenstrual Syndrome Therapy Help?
Your West Kendall OBGYN doctor creates a customized premenstrual syndrome therapy plan to address your exact set of needs. Part of that process involves advising you on steps you can take at home to relieve PMS symptoms.

Lifestyle modifications, including boosting your diet and exercise routines, can go a long way toward treating PMS. If you smoke, finding a cessation program that works for you is absolutely critical. Learning how to manage stress is also important, and supplemental vitamins and minerals can also be effective.

Your doctor might suggest placing you on hormonal birth control to manage certain symptoms. It may take a period of trial and error to find the option that’s best for you. In some cases, antidepressants offer relief when other treatments are ineffective. Diuretics can help manage bloating and tender breasts.

You have options when it comes to treating premenstrual syndrome. To explore premenstrual syndrome therapy, schedule an appointment at West Kendall OBGYN today, online or by phone.