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When is menstrual flow considered too heavy?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Women's Health
menstrual flow

When it comes to menstrual bleeding, what’s “normal”? What’s too much or not enough?

While some women can’t go for more than a couple of hours without rushing to the bathroom to avoid a “code red” incident, others can go hours without risking anything more than a slightly stained panty liner.

What’s “normal” and is it possible to control the flow?

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Does PMS worsen with age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 July 2016, Women's Health
PMS worsen

If you haven’t yet celebrated your 30th birthday and your partner disappears one week a month, fasten your seatbelt… and your partner’s! The manifestations of PMS tend to crescendo until they get burned up in the sweats of menopause.

Given that eventuality, you have a choice to make: adopt the means to lower the impact of your monthly hormonal fluctuations or simply “sweat it out” and console your loved ones…

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Mood swings and PMS: an excuse or a real problem?

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 February 2016, Women's Health
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This is how it happens: You’re in a perfectly good mood when, all of a sudden, you fly into a rage because someone put some of the utensils in the dishwasher upside-down.

Does your family hide from you for a week every month because they’re terrorized by your epic mood swings?

If you too feel that you’re a victim of your own mood swings, now’s the time to fix the problem…

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5 essentials for your PMS survival kit 

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 October 2015, Women's Health
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co-written by Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a health issue that affects between 70 and 75% of women during 1 or 2 weeks prior to their period.  In 5% of cases, symptoms are so severe that the women are not able to go on with their normal activities.  30 to 40% of women claim that PMS affects their daily life…

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What is your PMS type?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 October 2015, Women's Health
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Over the past few years I’ve been asked to give several talks on women’s health issues. Being a topic that expends well across the realm of endocrinology I had no problem with it. The problem with that, however, is that I was “the guy” lecturing a group of women—the experts on this topic!

If you’re a lady, and most certainly you will be one if you’re reading this, I must apologize to you in advance. So, what can this guy tell you about PMS that you don’t already know? Well, let’s find out…

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