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Eliminating irritants: Menopause and dry, itchy skin

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Body Care, Menopause, Women's Health
itchy skin

When skin is irritated, it itches, so you scratch it. It becomes dry and scaly, and so you scratch some more. In summer, itching is typically caused by mosquitos and other annoying critters, irritating plants and allergies.

But one cause that doesn’t get much air time is itching caused by menopause. And believe it or not, you can safely blame it all on estrogens yet again!

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Natural ways to maintain regular periods

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 January 2016, Women's Health
irregular periods

Are you one of the lucky women who don’t have to worry about your next period because it’s like clockwork? Or are you one of those doomed to carry your period paraphernalia around with you everywhere you go?

Once you’ve understood what causes your cycle to derail, there are things you can do to regulate it so you too can plan your next visit to the spa and lighten up your handbag…

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“Normal” nausea or PMS?

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 December 2015, Digestion, Women's Health
nausea

Although rather rare, nausea is a very real and possible symptom of PMS. And no, it’s not because you gave into your junk food cravings despite your best intentions.

If, a few days before your period, nausea destroys your sense of enjoyment or makes you grumpier than you already are, then this article is for you.

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How to eliminate bloating during perimenopause

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 December 2015, Digestion, Menopause, Women's Health
bloating

Whatever you call it—farting, flatulence or gas—bloating is the accumulation of gas in the small intestine. This digestive disorder is particularly common during PMS and perimenopause.

So what’s the link? And more importantly, how can you get rid of it?

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Are period symptoms a good predictor for menopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Menopause, Women's Health
predictor of menopause

Not precisely, but it’s always fun to guesstimate! Certain factors do influence the age at which menopause begins, but it’s not always the ones you’d expect. At the risk of disappointing many of you, it’s true that certain links between PMS and perimenopausal symptoms have been proved scientifically, but only with respect to some symptoms.

What you can control is your diet and lifestyle, and there are natural ways to prepare for the transition to make it less of a bumpy ride.

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