Health Articles — Period

Hormones out of balance!!!

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ____________________________________________________________________________ Hormones out of balance!!! Can you relate to these signs? Fatigue, headaches or migraines, thyroid dysfunction, mood changes, irritability, anxiety or depression, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycle, breast tenderness, fibroids, endometriosis, low libido, hot flashes. Your progesterone may be getting stolen!!! These signs can also be triggered by other conditions such as hypothyroidism, low iron, low vitamin d, cortisol imbalance, are a few examples however we can't rule out progesterone. As a Naturopath it is my job to find the root cause of your signs and symptoms and when you present to me with many of the above...

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Unbalanced thyroid hormones can leave you feeling a bit unbalanced

Posted by Pinnacle Naturopathy on

  Unbalanced thyroid hormones can leave you feeling a bit unbalanced Thyroid hormones play a role in keeping a happy balance in the body. This happy balance also known as homeostasis, is the process that regulates the delivery of hormones and nutrients through the blood as well as removal of waste products through the blood stream.  Keeping your metabolism going strong and slowing it down when the body needs a rest.  Even small changes in thyroid hormones can negatively influence metabolism. Changes such as hypothyroidism (underactive), hyperthyroidism (overactive). The key is a happy balance from start to finish.  We start with...

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Let’s talk about Uterine Fibroids

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ____________________________________________________________________________ Let's talk about Uterine Fibroids They have many names such as myomas, leyomiomas, or fibroma. Whatever you want to call them they are a pain - literallyPeriod pain is NOT normal!!!Fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that can develop in the uterus during the reproductive years. They are also the leading cause of women requiring hysterectomy. For many years they can go undiagnosed because the pain is accepted as normal when it isn’t or they are asymptomatic meaning that there are no symptoms. They are composed of the same smooth muscle fibres at the uterine wall just a lot denser and...

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A monthly visit to Menstrual Island can be painful

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  The conversation of periods need to come out in the open. Let's stop tolerating the pain and hiding them from our conversations. Let's stop just getting them regulated artificially with a pill which changes your hormones. There are much healthier options for birth control and more natural ways to solve any pains and problems with your period. Tracking your period tells me alot as a Naturopath about what is going on.  Having this understanding of your cycle and where problems such as mood swings are occurring lets me know if it is actually hormonal or maybe a neurotransmitter dysregulation....

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Endometriosis, a potential cause of painful periods

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

I’m sure we have all heard of it before but do we really know what it is and how common it is?About 1 in 10 women will have endometriosis and not realise it.Unfortunately, there is a delay of about 7 – 10 years from when signs and symptoms begin to an actual diagnosis. It can begin anywhere from beginning of menstruation as a young girl to menopause.Why does it take so long to diagnose?It is quite simple.Signs and symptoms become accepted as a normal part of a woman’s menstrual cycle by both women & girls as well as medical practitioners....

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