Do you suffer from mood swings, water retention, headaches, brain fog, fatigue or anxiety about a week or two before you period? These menstrual related symptoms can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life.
In order to understand how your hormone levels may be affecting your health and possible symptoms related to a hormone imbalance, it is important to understand the key hormones involved. In the last newsletter I discussed Estrogen and its role in our body. The spotlight of this article will be on Progesterone, a key hormone that also plays a very important role in fertility, menstruation and may lead to symptoms when out of balance in relation to other hormones.
Premenstrual syndrome, is a group of physical and psychological symptoms that occur in women in a cyclic pattern, usually between ovulation and the start of a period. Premenstrual symptoms may occur in 95% of women of reproductive age (1) 65% of the women report symptoms of fluid retention or swelling (2)
Many people I work with paint me a similar picture about their health:
They eat a very clean diet based on whole foods, and avoid anything processed. But they feel absolutely terrible.
March 2016 Issue
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