Definitions for "Premenstrual Syndrome"
Disorder producing symptoms of physical discomfort and emotional tension during the 1 to 2 weeks before a menstrual period. (411)
Recommendation Vitamin A"...The enzymatic conversion of beta-carotene to vitamin A is increased twofold during mid-ovulation..."
A combination of physical and psychological symptoms (such as depression and irritability) that occurs in some women just prior to menstruation.
Relationship to Low Melatonin Level" Melatonin can exhibit strong effects on the reproductive system, and the activity of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone is closely tied with its regulation of the sleep-wake cycle..."
The Condition"...General Dietary Guidelines ... Limit consumption of refined carbohydrates and other concentrated carbohydrates, such as, honey, dried fruit, and fruit juice..."