Women’s Behavioral Health in Relation to Premenstrual Syndrome

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  •   Rabail Javed

  •   Rukhama Haq

  •   Dania Mubashir

  •   Fatima Nadeem

  •   Nadeem Ahmed

  •   Shagufta Naz

Abstract

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a frequent illness that involves physical and traumatic symptoms. The study is conducted among the females of Pakistan to find out the factors which are associated with Premenstrual syndrome. The targeted population including married and unmarried females filled out a detailed questionnaire based on the symptoms that occur during PMS, their interpersonal relations and their dietary habits. The cortisol levels were calculated and its association was found with PMS. The most common symptoms were found to be fatigue, cramping, mood swings and depression. Fatigue was found to be 40% in married and 52% in unmarried females. The severity of depression was common in both married (20%) and unmarried (22%) females. The calorie intake and BMI was either too less or too high in the females having premenstrual syndrome.


Keywords: BMI, Cortisol, Depression, Premenstrual Syndrome, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

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Javed, R., Haq, R., Mubashir, D., Nadeem, F., Ahmed, N. and Naz, S. 2020. Women’s Behavioral Health in Relation to Premenstrual Syndrome. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 5, 8 (Aug. 2020), 1000-1003. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2020.5.8.2092.