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Changes in your body’s hormone levels before your period can cause physical and emotional changes. This is often known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). A more severe form of PMS is known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

There are lots of different things you can do to help try and ease the symptoms of PMS. You can get help if it impacts your daily life.

This video was produced by NHS Scotland and is available to watch on the NHS Inform website along with other health videos in British Sign Language (BSL).

Last updated: 06 April 2023