Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurs in women during the days before their monthly period. it is characterized by mood swings, food cravings, irritability, headaches, swollen abdomen, and/or depression. The severity of the symptoms can range greatly and last anywhere from a couple days to a few weeks.
An estimated three out of every four menstruating women experience some form of PMS. it is most likely to trouble women in their late 20s through early 40s. Between 10-20% of women suffering these symptoms have a sever or disabling experience from the PMS.
The menstrual cycle causes hormonal cycles which many believe to be the cause of PMS, which is worsened with stress.