Menstruation begins with puberty and is a natural progression and part of life right up to menopause.
Painful menstruation and premenstrual syndrome should not be the norm, and it often indicates that you might be suffering from hormonal imbalance.
Hormones are an integral part of every woman’s life. If your reproductive hormones are out of balance , it will impact negatively on your life.
An imbalance of these hormones gives to rise to PMS, also known as premenstrual tension.
This problem will affect most women, always from around ovulation time till the start of your next menstruation.
- Disturbing mood changes
- Often short tempered, anxious and tense
- Depressed, unhappy feelings
- Occasional confusion and lack of concentration, and sporadic memory loss
- Sleep disorders
- Bloating of the lower abdomen due to fluid retention
- Resultant temporary weight gain
- Slight swelling of breasts, accompanied by some tenderness
- Constant dull headache, or even a severe migraine attack
- Disturbed appetite with unusual food cravings
- Tiredness and a lack of strength
- Libido issues
- Digestive disorders, often constipation and diarrhoea
PMS is a direct result of a hormonal imbalance during the monthly cycle:
- Progesterone levels are lower than normal for the entire cycle, while in the latter part of cycle, oestrogen levels tend to be much higher than usual.
- Often discrepancies in prostaglandins or neurotransmitters can contribute as well.
- Raised incidences of the hormone prolactin could also impact on PMS symptoms.
- Other issues which may affect hormonal imbalance include anxiety, incorrect diet, being overweight or severely underweight, and a possible thyroid dysfunction.
For number of women pain during menstruation is quite debilitating. This is also known as dysmenorrhea. Symptoms may include severe cramps in the abdomen, possible lower back pain and some nausea or vomiting.
Raised oestrogen levels during the cycle and imbalance in prostaglandins may also impact negatively on pain and cramps while menstruating.
Some women may experience a total absence of menstruation during their reproductive life. This is known as amenorrhoea, while a very light or irregular period, is known as oligomenorrhoea.
The main reason for this is an imbalance of oestrogen and progesterone, but may also be caused by rigorous exercising. These reasons can also apply to bouts of heavy periods with prolonged bleeding, medically known as menorrhagia.
Most women will menstruate from the age of about 15 to 45 years of age. If your hormones are sadly out of balance and you have been suffering for a long time, now is the time to embrace the problem and seek help to sort out and balance your cycle.
At Solutions To Health headed by Dorota Wroblewska ND, BHSc, a renowned specialist in the field of women’s health, we offer a proven treatment protocol encompassing natural remedies to deal with female hormonal imbalances.
We review your detailed health history. A correct diagnosis is established to properly select the best natural treatment options for you.
PMS and other menstrual irregularities are not a normal part of life. Herbs and nutrients, in combination with appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes, give you the opportunity to take charge of your menstrual cycle.
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