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PMDD Causes & Risks


The factors that cause PMDD are not known. Some possible causes of PMDD include:

  • Hormonal changes caused by high hormones in latter half of a normal (ovulatory) menstrual cycle
  • Traumatic life events
  • Stress

Microscopic View of Hormone Receptor

molecule and receptor
Menstruation causes many hormone changes which may play a role in PMDD.
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Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing PMDD:

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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