Premenstrual Symptoms In Women
Menopause is the point of a woman’s life where her ovaries cease estrogen production. During this process, hormonal imbalance is occurring, beginning in the earliest stages of perimenopause. When a woman has not had a period for over a year, she is considered postmenopausal. Learn about the symptoms of postmenopause in women below and how Biote Certified Providers may help lessen postmenopause symptoms.
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 discomfort, constipation, and weight gain. Normal symptoms of PMS will also have some mood and behavioral symptoms. These PMS symptoms include low mood, irritability, anxiousness, decreased alertness, and withdrawal from family and friends. All normal PMS symptoms should not be severe or long-lasting enough to impact a woman’s quality of life significantly. PMS occurs in the second half of the menstrual cycle, between ovulation and the beginning of menstrual bleeding. There will be a difference between cycles in the quantity of menstrual blood and the severity of PMS symptoms for many women.
When Do Female PMS Symptoms Decline?
Premenstrual symptoms decline as a woman nears menopause and hormone levels decrease with aging. PMS symptoms may also become less severe when stress is managed, exercise is regular, and diet is balanced.
How BHRT May be Able to Help Reduce Some PMS Symptoms?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, can help balance the hormones in a woman’s body and potentially lessen the symptoms of PMS. Biote’s Method of BHRT may offer some relief from premenstrual symptoms in the form of pellet therapy. Pellets release hormones into the body consistently, at a pace similar to our own body.