Reasons For A Missing Period

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There are many reasons for a missing period, and you shouldn’t ignore any of them. Left untreated, the hormone imbalances associated with missing periods can wreak havoc on your cardiovascular, neurological, and bone health.  In this article, I will explain common reasons that can cause your period to stop or never start in the first place, plus what you can …

11 Ways To Prepare Your Daughter For Her First Period

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By educating your daughter about how her menstrual cycle works, her period, and how her hormones change throughout the month, you can help make her adolescent years less confusing. In this article we’re going to review how to prepare your daughter for her first period so you’re both well equipped. For many parents, discussing periods with their children can be …

What Can I Expect With My First Period?

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Puberty can be a confusing time for young women. Bodies are changing rapidly — breasts are starting to develop, body hair is beginning to grow, the shape of your body is changing, and the anticipation of the first period is looming.  The onset of your first period can be scary if you are not prepared for it.  In this article, …

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Why Am I So Hungry On My Period?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Exercise, Menstrual Cycle, Period, Sex Hormones, Sleep, Stress Reduction Leave a Comment

Ever notice that your appetite seems to increase in the days leading up to your period? If so, you’re not alone. During our weekly Ask Dr. Brighten Q&A on social media I am often asked, “why am I so hungry on my period (or before),” especially for sugary snacks. It’s a common question among my patients too. So if you’ve …

Does Stress Affect Your Period?

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A top question coming in from our readers and patients is, “does stress affect your period?” Right now, the entire world is experiencing an unprecedented amount of stress and periods are getting downright weird. It’s actually normal to have these changes and in this article I will explain: How stress affects your period Common stressors How your adrenal glands and …