PMS... You’ve probably heard of (premenstrual syndrome) by now. Whether it’s cramps or emotional changes, there’s a lot you can go through when those three
letters are thrown around.
So What Is it?
PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome – it’s the combination of symptoms that some women suffer from a week or so before their period. Symptoms appear
before your period starts (as many as five days) and will disappear during your period. Symptoms can affect your body AND your brain, and their intensity
can vary a lot from girl to girl. (As if you don’t have enough to deal with.)
What Causes PMS?
The bad news is that no one really knows the exact reason. What doctors and scientists do know is that it’s related to the way your body’s hormones change
through your monthly cycle.
Who Gets PMS?
The Mayo Clinic
estimates about 75 percent of women get at least some form of PMS. So if you have PMS, one thing’s for sure – you’re not alone! Although not every girl gets them, PMS symptoms can actually last through your period, too. If you don’t get them, consider yourself lucky.