Patients with questions about PMS turn to a compassionate gynecologist in the 77494 area
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.