Posts Tagged ‘nausea’

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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Female night sweats

Referred to medically as nocturnal Hyperhidrosis, night sweats are just what they sound like: episodes of excessive sweating during nighttime hours. While it is normal and healthy for everyone to sweat a small amount on warm summer nights, true night sweats are not caused by hot weather, an over-heated bedroom or too many bedclothes; they can have a severe affect … Continue reading

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Hot flushes: what works and what doesn’t

If you’ve ever had one, you’ll know the symptoms only too well. A hot flush or ‘hot flash’ is a sudden, intense feeling of heat that strikes without warning and rapidly spreads over the face and upper body. The sensation is often accompanied by uncontrollable sweating, a rapid heartbeat, nausea, dizziness and feelings of anxiety. Each flush can last up … 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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Period Pains, Your Doctor and You

Period pains are an affliction usually suffered mainly by younger women, although certainly not exclusively, as many older women also suffer from period cramps as well. Usually starting in the early teens, periods are rarely painful to begin with, but can quickly become more prominent once a female enters her late teens. The presence of ovulation, when an egg is … Continue reading

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