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 in 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 can lead to the reduction of symptoms, and if these measures are not effective, over-the-counter or prescription medications may be indicated. Most women can control their PMS symptoms successfully so that they do not interfere with their leading healthy and productive lives.

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Last Editorial Review: 10/3/2011


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