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PMS or pregnancy symptoms? What are the differences?

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2016, Women's Health
pregnancy symptoms

Pregnant or PMSing? The symptoms can be remarkably similar. Sensitive, swollen breasts, emotions all over the place, fatigue, cramps, pimples…

Do you jump for joy or panic (depending on the circumstances) or do you just make sure you have what you need in your handbag?

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

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 February 2016, Women's Health
mood swings

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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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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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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