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Premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 February 2017, Women's Health
PMDD

Most women are pretty familiar with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. In some women, its effects are debilitating, at which point it becomes more accurately known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

We’ve been hearing about it more and more, but exactly what is it?

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Exercise to ease menstrual cramps

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 January 2017, Women's Health
menstrual cramps

Are you in agony every time your cycle rolls around?

Or do you rely on little extra-strength pills to ease your pain? Either way, you might be happy to learn that a few simple exercises can make a big difference, enough to go from filling a hot water bottle to smiling serenely…

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How to prevent postpartum PMS

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 December 2016, Women's Health
postpartum-pms

Congratulations on your new arrival! From now on, it’s all about joy, lack of sleep and more love than you’ve ever known!

You haven’t had your period in a long time and if you breastfeed, you can keep it that way for months!

But watch out because before your period returns, a beast you probably didn’t know existed will rear its ugly head: postpartum PMS.

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Cheer up and wash away low mood during PMS!

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
low mood

We all go through periods of sadness at some point in our lives.

But when the blues ruin your entire week every time PMS pays a visit, it can be overwhelming. And if you add mood swings, cravings, diarrhea and company to the mix, the week can seem like an eternity, especially when you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror.

Did you know that it’s possible to get through PMS with a smile on your face?

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