PMS and Alcohol

Alcohol linked to increased risk of PMS, study finds 

May 18, 2018 - 3:00 am

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- According to new report from the American Journal of Epidemiology, alcohol consumption among women is associated with any increased risk of PMS. 

The report is based on information from 19 studies. premenstrual syndrome can cause impairment in interpersonal and workplace functioning and it leads to up to at least two days per month of absenteeism at work, as well as an increase in the cost of medical appointments. 

There are many causes of PMS and it is certainly a complex issue, but this particular report linking PMS to alcohol consumption is one that patients with PMS might find helpful. 

The authors of the study are quite interested in finding ways to avoid these symptoms and reducing the use of alcohol is certainly trying.