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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that affects some women during the menstrual cycle. It is characterized by a range of physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that occur in the days before menstruation and can significantly impact daily life.The exact cause of PMDD is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to changes in hormone levels during the menstrual cycle. It is thought that some women may be more sensitive to these hormonal changes, leading to the development of PMDD.


PMDD affects an estimated 2-10% of women of reproductive age, and the prevalence may be higher among women with a history of depression or other mental health conditions. It typically occurs in the days leading up to menstruation and usually improves after the onset of menstruation.


A functional medicine practitioner can assist in customizing a plan for you that may include: lifestyle changes, such as exercise and stress reduction techniques, as well as medications, such as hormonal contraceptives, antidepressants, or anti-anxiety medications.



  • Mood swings, such as irritability, anger, and depression
  • Anxiety or tension
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Changes in appetite or food cravings
  • Physical symptoms, such as bloating, breast tenderness, and headaches
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