PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms can disrupt daily life. Many women become frustrated and seek ways to deal with PMS. When they have questions, they know they can turn to Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, a compassionate gynecologist in the 77494 area. They will find a warm and welcoming environment at his practice, Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine.
PMS can occur for the first time as a teenager or at age 30. Women in their late 30s and 40s often experience more severe PMS symptoms because they are approaching perimenopause. The symptoms of PMS vary from emotional to physical and mild to strong. They include feeling angry, irritable, sad, or anxious. Women may have less energy and become less alert. They may have trouble focusing on tasks and eventually withdraw from family and friends. Headaches, swollen and tender breasts, abdominal cramps, bloating, and low back pain are other symptoms they may experience. Symptoms can change in level of severity from month to month. Stress and lack of exercise can increase the severity of PMS symptoms.
If you have experienced PMS symptoms, Dr. Jenkins will take the time to listen to all your concerns, answer your questions, and devise a treatment plan that best meets your needs. Dr. Jenkins may ask you to keep a written diary of your symptoms for two to three months, which includes recording when they begin, how long they last, and their levels of severity.
Patients have found some relief from PMS symptoms by incorporating foods such as whole grains, low-fat dairy products, protein, fruits, and vegetables into their diets. It is also important to exercise and minimize the intake of caffeine and alcohol.
Dr. Jenkins can help women during the various changes and phases of their lives. Whether it is planning for your first child or battling symptoms of PMS, Dr. Jenkins provides gentle care at his office in Katy. Patients of all ages have appreciated his understanding and caring approach to their sensitive needs.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.