Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Pre-menstrual syndrome is probably better known by the acronyms "PMS" or "PMT", which stands for "pre-menstrual tension".
This condition, which does not affect every woman to the same extent - and does not affect some women to any discernable extent, has been associated with the accumulation of salt and water in tissues within the body.
- The hormone progesterone has been suggested as a possible cause.
- Deficiency of fatty acids has also been observed.
- Some writers have suggested that this condition is wholly or largely psychological.
There has been and continues to be much debate about this subject.
Some or all of the following have been said to affect some women for up to about 10 days prior to menstruation:
- emotional disturbance
See also endocrine conditions and disorders (all on one page).
- Introduction to the Endocrine System
- What is a hormone ?
- Water Soluble Hormones vs Fat Soluble Hormones
- Triggers for Hormone Release
- Hormone Regulation Feedback Mechanism
- Major Glands of the Endocrine System
- The Pituitary Gland
- The Adrenal Glands
- Non-endocrine tissues that release hormones
- Conditions of the Endocrine System