Many Holistic doctors categorize PMS into four types – A, C, D and H – which were originally identified by Dr. Guy Abraham, M.D. 'Type H' or 'PMS-H' ("Headaches, Heaviness, Hydration") is characterized by weight gain (greater than three pounds, 1.5kg), abdominal bloating and discomfort, breast congestion and mastalgia, and the occasional swelling of the face, hands and ankles.
The symptoms of PMS-H are due to an increased extracellular fluid volume which is in turn due to an excess of aldosterone which causes increased fluid retention. Aldosterone excess during the luteal phase of PMS-H patients may arise due to any of the following factors:
Symptoms of PMS-H include:
Supplements that may alleviate symptoms include:
Your body is a highly complex, interconnected system. Instead of guessing at what might be wrong, let us help you discover what is really going on inside your body based on the many clues it is giving.
Our multiple symptom checker provides in-depth health analysis by The Analyst™ with full explanations, recommendations and (optionally) doctors available for case review and answering your specific questions.