About 85% of women experience at least one nagging symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) every month. Experts don't fully understand why PMS happens (or why some women are lucky enough to skip things like bloating, mood swings and food cravings), but it seems to be related to both the normal hormonal shifts that happen during the menstrual cycle as well as chemical changes in your brain.

Thankfully, as scientists continue to look for the cause of your monthly woes, much time has also been spent figuring out what might help. Below, check out three treatments with research to back them up.

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