What is PMT or PMS?

PMT stands for pre-menstrual tension but this is now being called PMS, pre-menstrual syndrome. The reason it is called a syndrome is because there are a group of symptoms associated with PMS.
What causes PMS is still in dispute. Some experts believe that the rise and fall of hormones cause it. The exact relationship between hormones, diet, pollution, stress and lifestyle is not yet known.
Some women experience a combination of symptoms and there are about thirty. Some of the more common symptoms are bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, irritability, food cravings and depression. PMS usually occurs in the week before your period.

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