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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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Period Pain

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

    ✔ nausea ✔ vomiting ✔ dull, throbbing, cramping pain in the lower abdomen ✔ pain in the lower back and thighs ✔ sweating ✔ dizziness ✔ loose stools ✔ constipation ✔ bloating abdomen ✔ diarrhoea ✔ headaches ✔ feeling faint ✔ tender breasts ✔ All of these are signs and symptoms of menstrual cramps Most females have experienced some form of menstrual pain or discomfort in their time. It can hurt!!! The experience of one person will be completely different to the next. Sometimes the pain is so intense that it interferes with work or school for one...

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Let’s talk about Uterine Fibroids

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ 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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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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