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Guide to Treating PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a condition that impacts women about 2-3 weeks out of every month. Symptoms can be mental, emotional, as well as physical. In this guide to treating PMDD we’ll cover conventional treatments, as well as 12 natural treatments for PMDD to consider. Many women are familiar with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). By some estimates, 85% of us …

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What Are Fibroids & How to Treat Fibroids Naturally

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Fibroids are benign tumors that develop in the uterus and can lead to painful, heavy periods. In some cases, they can become quite large and problematic. In others, they go undetected and are without symptoms. In this article I’m going to review what fibroids are and how to treat fibroids naturally. Are you one of the millions of women affected …

Period Blood Color — What does it mean and what’s normal?

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Have you ever started your period and noticed the blood was brown, black, red, or even purple? Or, maybe you’re like most women, and you’ve never paid attention to the color of your menstrual blood — until you saw something out of the ordinary and panicked. The variations in period blood colors are usually not pathological from a medical perspective. …

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What Is Adenomyosis & How Is it Treated

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Struggling with abnormally painful periods, heavy flow, bleeding at irregular times or feeling like your lower abdomen is growing despite the same diet and exercise habits may be a sign that there are more than the run of the mill period problems happening. In some cases these wickedly painful periods can be due to elevated prostaglandins, endometriosis, estrogen dominance and …

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Menstrual Migraine Relief

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Migraines go hand in hand with hormone fluctuations, which drives many women to seek menstrual migraine relief and medication. Women often experience new onset or an increase in migraines around menarche (the first time you get your period), perimenopause, and with starting or stopping birth control. These migraines can persist and show up monthly with each period we experience, hence …

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Embrace Your Moon Cycle

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Full moon period or ovulation? Let me know who you are in the comments! This is the last full moon of 2018. And it is a big one! Full moon is here and girl, this is your time to shine! Let that moon turn up the lights like a little Kayne & Rhianna. You know that jam…”turn up the lights …

Why Do I Poop So Much On My Period?

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‘Why do I poop so much on my period?’ is one of the most common questions both my patients and readers ask. Are you curious why your period makes you poop too? Ok, maybe it’s not you…but you can ask for a friend, right? This was Sonya’s question during our first visit when I asked about her period. “I get …

How Prostaglandins Cause Painful Periods + What to Do About It

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Nearly every woman has experienced menstrual cramps at some point during her period. What most women don’t know is there are hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins that are behind these intense, and sometimes debilitating cramps. What Are Prostaglandins? According to Medicine Net, Prostaglandins are: “One of a number of hormone-like substances that participate in a wide range of body functions …