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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
- Hormonal changes
- Family history of PMDD
- Extra stress or a traumatic life event
- Depression or another mental health condition
|Microscopic View of Hormone Receptor|
|Menstruation causes many hormonal changes, which may play a role in PMDD.|
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- Extreme sadness
- Frequent crying
- Unusually strong cravings for certain foods
- Difficulty concentrating or paying attention
- Panic attacks
- Mood swings
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Physical symptoms, such as sore breasts, headaches, joint or muscle pain, swelling, or bloating
- Blood tests
- Tests to check hormone levels
- Exercise throughout the week.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine.
- Learn stress management techniques.
- Improve your sleep habits.
- Oral contraceptives
- Nutritional supplements
- Get plenty of exercise and rest
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Manage stress
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
- Review Date: 09/2017
- Update Date: 09/30/2013