In reality a woman’s menstrual cycle should come and go with ease and no problem. However, stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental factors, poor liver and thyroid function, gut dysbiosis, IBS, and nutritional deficiencies can disrupt hormone balance. This can lead to many hormonal conditions such as: Polycystic, Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis, Amenorrhoea, Menorrhagia, Dysmenorrhoea, Premenstrual Syndrome, Uterine, fibroids, Pre and Post menopausal symptoms. eg Hot flushes.
The good news is that there are many natural medicines available to help restore these hormone imbalances. By also addressing nutritional deficiencies and factors such as stress, diet and lifestyle many of these conditions can be either severely reduced, manageable or completely gone.
This is a hormonal condition where the lining of the uterus is found in sites outside the uterus. This can cause severe pain, infertility, period pain, PMS, muscle aches, fatigue, and lethargy.
POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal condition where there is an overproduction of the male hormone testosterone in a women’s system.
This refers to irregular menstruation during a woman’s reproductive years. Contributing factors may include: PCOS, low body weight, stress, anorexia, excess dieting ,over exercising and pituitary tumors.
This hormonal condition refers to heavy and prolonged bleeding. It’s usually associated with excess oestrogen production and too little progesterone during the cycle. Causes are associated with hormonal imbalance, especially during menopause. Other contributing factors may include: stress, low iron, dietary factors, fibroids, uterine polyps and thyroid dysfunction.
This refers to painful periods. It’s due to the increase production of the wrong oestrogens which cause pain, inflammation, cramping before or during bleeding.
This is the most common hormonal imbalance which occurs in the second half of the menstrual cycle. It’s due to low progesterone, excess oestrogen, stress, thyroid dysfunction, stress and weight issues. Symptoms include:
- Anxiety/ depression & nervous tension,
- Mood swings & irritability
- Fatigue & Insomnia
- Poor concentration, mental confusion, forgetfulness
- Headaches & migraines
- Breast tenderness & swelling
- Abdominal bloating & swelling
- Craving for chocolate, carbohydrates, fatty foods, alcohol
These are benign growths that can cause heavy bleeding, frequent urination, anaemia, pain and constipation. They can also be asymptomatic.
This is a natural progression in every woman’s life and signifies the end of a woman’s fertility. Symptoms can occur any where between the ages of 45 and 60 years and can last between 2 – 3 years, but can vary from women to women.
Symptoms include: hot flushes, night sweats, irregular cycles, mood swings, vaginal dryness, depression, insomnia and fatigue. Symptoms vary from mild to severe and are influenced by diet, stress, liver and bowel health and lifestyle factors.