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Ask the doctor: What is PMS and what can I do about it?

Regenerative medicine expert, Dr Frances Pitsilis says the affects of premenstrual syndrome can change as we age.

Premenstrual syndrome affects many women, causing boating, cramping, short tempers, and tender breasts.

Without the luxury of time off every month we simply have to get on with it regardless of feeling volatile and tender.

In the latest in the Ask the Doctor video series, Dr Frances Pitsilis shares the good - and bad - news about PMS, just what it does to us how we can help treat it.

Dr Pitsilis is a regenerative medicine expert, who has appeared on numerous television and radio shows.

She may be a familiar face to many readers, having fronted the 10-episode TV One series Is Modern Medicine Killing You?, and each week, Dr Pitilis will give advice on common medical problems here at the Weekly.Dr Pitsilis is currently giving consultations for a new digital TV series – she is looking for patients with chronic illnesses and conditions that have not responded to treatment in age group of 15-45 years and are willing to be filmed. The selected patients will receive free consultation to the value of $1400 for Weekly readers.

If you are interested, email hellowomensweekly@bauermedia.co.nz

For more from Dr Frances Pitsilis, visit her website here.

Always consult your GP or medical practitioner before embarking on changes to your health routine.