Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has been around since the start of humankind and can affect 3 out of 4 menstruating females. 

PMS has a wide array of symptoms, ranging from emotional to physical symptoms. Additionally, each woman has unique symptoms that affect each individual differently.  

At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we help develop a treatment plan specific to your current health needs. We help our patients get to the root of their health concerns by customizing treatment and helping them make positive lifestyle adjustments to reduce and manage the signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). 

+ What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) severity and the impact on a woman's quality of life varies for each woman. For some women, the physical and emotional impact of PMS can be severe.

For those who find themselves having difficulty in managing their PMS, getting treatment can help alleviate a lot of physical and emotional discomfort.

Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms
Tension or anxiety
Depressed mood
Crying spells
Mood swings and irritability or anger
Appetite changes and food cravings
Trouble falling asleep (insomnia)
Social withdrawal
Poor concentration

Physical Signs and Symptoms
Joint or muscle pain
Weight gain related to fluid retention
Abdominal bloating
Breast tenderness
Acne flare-ups
Constipation or diarrhea

+ Who Gets Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

Premenstrual syndrome affects women who are menstruating and does not affect women who are pregnant or in menopause.

Premenstrual syndrome is experienced by 3 in 4 women.

+ What Causes Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

The cause of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is unknown. However, several factors can contribute to symptoms of PMS.

Hormonal changes that occurs before a menstrual cycle can result in fluctuations of certain hormones which can trigger PMS.

Chemical Balance of the Brain
During the development of PMS a woman's body goes through several hormonal changes. One of those hormonal changes affects serotonin, a chemical that helps regulate mood states. Research studies have shown that some women experience lower serotonin levels which may cause depression and anxiety leading up to their menstrual cycle.

Emotional Stress
High levels of stress can impact premenstrual syndrome. Women who report high levels of stress before their menstrual cycle usually find later in the month that their cramping, bloating and mood swings are more severe.

Natural Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Treatment

NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's (Remove, Restore & Rejuvenate)

Remove Emotional & Physical Symptoms

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Remove emotional and physical symptoms by using homeopathy, supplements, acupuncture and lifestyle changes. 

 Restore Hormonal Imbalances

PSM-Hormone Balancing Calgary

Restore normal hormonal function of the body by helping to balance out estrogen levels as well as any other hormonal issues. 

Rejuvenate Your Hormones

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Rejuvenate your body's hormonal balance by addressing hormonal ratios and emotional stressors.