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Posts Tagged ‘menstrual symptoms’

A natural approach to irregular periods

Less regular periods are often one of the first symptoms women notice as they approach menopause. While some premenopausal women welcome this disruption to their monthly cycles, others, particularly women who suffer from painful, heavy periods can find this irregularity difficult to deal with. There are number of treatment options women can try to regulate their cycle in the years … Continue reading

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What is menopause?

Menopause is the name given to the stage in every woman’s life when her menstrual periods permanently stop and she is no longer able to fall pregnant. In Western women, the average age for menopause is 51 years, but it is not uncommon for women to begin experiencing menopausal symptoms far earlier, even as young as 30. The menopause is … Continue reading

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The Rise of Herbal Remedies in the West

Eastern herbal medicine has been effectively used by Asian health practitioners for thousands of years. The logic behind herbal remedies is that the body should maintain an equilibrium in order to maintain health, and that illness occurs when there is an imbalance within a person’s body. Modern supporters of herbal remedies assert that such treatments are far more effective than … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Abnormal Menstrual Cycles

Many women believe that their period or menstrual cycle is abnormal, but often many women are not aware of what an abnormal symptom or condition actually is, and in turn, causing themselves extra worry and stress over the matter. Here are some of the genuine symptoms that occur when a woman is experiencing an abnormal period or menstrual cycle: a) … Continue reading

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Period pain relief

Over 50% of women suffer from painful periods, and of these, around 15% report pain that is severe enough to disrupt their everyday activities and even force them to miss time off school or work. While painful menstrual cramps (referred to medically as dysmenorrhea) can affect pre-menopausal women at any stage of her life, severe period pain with no underlying … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Kegel exercises

Strong, healthy vaginal muscles are essential for women of all ages. Like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles need tone and vitality to stay strong and healthy. And, just like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles lose this tone and vitality if not cared for properly. If left untreated, weakened vaginal muscles make women … Continue reading

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Menopause Advice for Him

Amongst the many letters and emails we receive, asking about advice for menstrual problems and period pains, we occasionally come across letters from women who are concerned that their husbands do not know how to cope with both the physical and mental changes occurring. I have decided to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) today in order to … Continue reading

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Menstrual Cramps – Causes and Remedies

All females, without exception, experience menstrual cramps at some point. Known medically as “dysmenorrhea”, menstrual cramps have many uncomfortable symptoms such as throbbing pains in the lower area of the stomach. Usually occurring just before and during a woman’s period, these menstrual cramps can often be unbearable and debilitating. During your period, the uterus will contract in size in order … Continue reading

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