Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

When should I see my doctor about my PMS symptoms?


There are some underlying medical conditions that can present or make PMS worse. These include, iron deficiency, anemia, thyroid issues, endometriosis, depression, auto-immune conditions, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and uterine polyps. In any case, it is advisable to talk to your healthcare provider about the symptoms you are experiencing to rule out a more serious condition but also to see what therapy is right for you to prevent and treat your symptoms for good. 

For more about the causes, prevention and treatment of PMS, read this post.