Is it time to get rid of your PMS? Did you know 75% women suffer from PMS headaches, mood swings, bloating that interfere with how they show up at home, work and in their relationships?
Are you one of the 75%?
Do you just take it on the chin? It doesn’t have to be that way.
Symptoms of PMS include –[ezcol_1half]
- Mood swings
- Fluid retention
- Breast tenderness
- Sugar cravings
- Sleep disturbances
Of the 75% of PMS sufferers, 20% of these women have severe symptoms needing medication, over the counter or prescription, such as diuretics, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, contraceptive pill, hormones and more.
Of the 75% of PMS sufferers, 8% of women have extreme PMS symptoms, called PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), which means even more medication or stronger options.
Where do you lie in the PMS spectrum?
Female Hormone Specialists – Are Hormones Causing Your Fatigue, Weight Gain Or Moodiness?
Feel like your hormones are a little out of whack?
Here’s a few tips to steer you in the right direction.
Female Hormone Specialists – Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. They send constant messages to every organ and alters things like energy levels, mood, weight, digestion, temperature and much more. Hormone producing organs include your brain (hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands), thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive glands (ovaries and testes).
As it is in life, we never truly appreciating the effects of something, until it’s not working as it should. This imbalance can be from, too much or too little or not the right ratio of this to that. In hormone land, there are loads of negative & positive feedback loops, so one anomaly can cause a cascade of effects.
In Naturopathic or integrative medicine, we aim to find the root cause and rectify and support your natural hormonal balance and keep you symptom free. This is why we often use salivary hormone testing. It’s more sensitive and measures the unbound or free portion of hormones that acts on your tissues. So it’s easier to titrate doses of natural hormones, herbs, nutrients and the like and correlates better with symptoms.
Mainstream medicine however tends to favour serum blood tests, which measure total blood levels, so bound and unbound. So, it’s hard to see what’s working and what’s not to fine tune it. You’re often given high doses of synthetic tablets or creams, to replace a deficiency and often result in an array of side effects and potentially hazardous long term outcomes. Otherwise, if your symptoms don’t correlate with abnormal blood results you’re told you’re just getting old, offered antidepressants or told to lose weight. When really the testing wasn’t sensitive enough to pick up the problem.
Here’s some common hormonal symptoms I see and you may be experiencing right now.
Brain Fog Treatment Homeopathy – 8 Causes and 7 Ways To Get Rid Of Brain Fog
Caught yourself saying, “where the hell did I park the car again?”, “what did I come into this room for?”, “where did I put my keys?” of late.
Well, this is a sign of brain fog. Rest assured you’re not alone, I hear it often these days. It can last a few hours, days or weeks, depending on the cause. I liken brain fog to trying to operate through a smokescreen. It’s depleting and physically drains your energy because your just brain isn’t working as well as it should. Everything seems so much harder!
Brain fog isn’t a medical condition itself, but rather a symptom of other medical conditions. It’s a type of cognitive dysfunction – Health Line
Is it time to clear your smokescreen? Read more for Brain Fog Treatment Homeopathy.
Female Hormones Weight Loss – Diets and exercise not working? Don’t give up!
“Calories in, calories out” has traditionally been the mantra of doctors counseling women on weight loss. While your best friend can eat hot fudge sundaes without gaining a pound, you look at a bagel and it seems to go straight to your thighs. Your doctor may tell you you’re clearly consuming more calories than you realize. But if you feel that you are starving and the scale doesn’t budge, consider another part of the weight-loss equation–your hormones. – Livestrong
Female Hormones Weight Loss – Statistics show hormones cause Weight Gain in 75% of Women
Here are 7 signs your hormones are out of balance:
- Gaining weight around the middle and can’t shift the weight no matter what you do.
- Feeling tired, irritable more often than not.
- Feeling bloated often these days.
- Everything is starting to stress you, even the little things.
- Rely on coffee, tea to give you a pep up often during the day.
- Can’t think properly, your brain feels like it is full of cotton wool.
- Your sex drive has taken a nose dive.
Lack of Energy – 9 Most Common Energy Zappers To Let Go Of
Lost your mojo? Feel like you’re running on empty Do you have a Lack of Energy?
Are you filling your life with things that just don’t work for you – clutter, perfection, procrastination, bad relationships, soul destroying self-talk, poor food choices….
Here are the 7 most common energy zappers, with tips on how to let them go for something better.
One in five people complain they are constantly exhausted and lethargic – Daily Mail