PMS may be linked to high blood pressure

Women who experience moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are significantly more likely than others to develop high blood pressure over the next 20 years, according to a new U.S. study.

Up to 15 percent of women have symptoms leading up to their menstrual periods that are severe enough to disrupt daily life. PMS can include nausea, forgetfulness, dizziness, hot flashes, insomnia, depression or cramping that begin within 14 days before a period begins and can last a few days into the period.

PMS had not been linked to high blood pressure before, but they share many risk factors . . .

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