Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a term for various symptoms that many women of childbearing age experience before menstruation. It is a poorly defined condition and often dismissed by the medical profession, but can have a serious impact on women's quality of life.
Thyroid problems are common, but sometimes difficult to diagnose.
We see a significant number of patients with hyperactive thyroid, but an even larger number of those whose thyroid is functioning poorly.
It is a chronic condition that causes major fatigue.
Women are affected two to four times as often as men. It usually develops between the ages of 20 and 40. Children can also be affected, especially during teenage years.