These facts and statistics on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) show the seriousness and extent to which this condition affects America. Even as a common condition, it can be serious. Review the statistics below to learn more:
- Almost 85% of American women experience premenstrual syndrome in the childbearing years.
- About 5% of these women are disabled by PMS due to the extremely severe symptoms.
- PMS is most common in women between 20 years old and 40 years old, but can occur in any woman of childbearing age.
- Patients with one child and a history of depression are more likely to experience PMS symptoms.
- The suicide rate for patients with depression is much higher in the second half of the menstrual cycle (14 days before the period begins).
- Symptoms can get worse as patients age and approach menopause.
These facts show that PMS is a widespread condition that can cause severe symptoms. If you experience the symptoms of PMS, schedule an appointment for care at Florida Hospital.