Pre Menstrual Syndrome, also known as PMS, is an all too common problem that women experience prior to menstruation. When examining the causes of PMS, one must look at the variety of influences that can affect hormone, mood and energy. It is unfortunate that women suffer PMS and seldom get the support and information necessary to fix the problem on a permanent basis.

Before one can fix the problem, the cause must be identified. PMS is a symptom of imbalances and should not be considered to be the primary problem. Looking at this problem from a holistic perspective means looking at the entire menstrual cycle and whether or not is functioning normally. The female hormone panel is a test whereby saliva is collected eleven times throughout the cycle and analyzed for fluctuating hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These levels are plotted on a graph and compared to a normal cycle. With this information, adjustments to ones cycle can be made thus returning the cycle to normal.

Other factors can influence PMS such as hypothyroidism, chronic systemic Candida, fatigued adrenal glands, medication and past use of birth control. Mineral deficiencies such as magnesium can also influence PMS.

PMS is a syndrome which means that it is a group of seemingly unrelated symptoms. It is a sign of other imbalance and is not just an inconvenience and needs to be thoroughly investigated.