Premenstrual Syndrome (cont.)

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Is there a "cure" for PMS?

Widespread recognition of PMS has attracted a broad range of research interest in the treatment and management of the symptoms of PMS. Although there is no "cure" for PMS at this time, there are many options for managing its signs and symptoms. The first priority is an accurate diagnosis. Other medical or psychological conditions should be identified and treated. Proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes can improve overall health and thereby lead to the reduction of symptoms. If these measures are not effective, over-the-counter or prescription medications may be indicated. Most women can control their PMS symptoms successfully and continue to lead healthy and productive lives.

Medically reviewed by Wayne Blocker, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2015

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