Hormones

Hormones and Skincare

Hormones

Our hormones are critical to our overall wellness and skin health so being aware of how hormone levels change within a month can make us more inclined to use skincare products that are functional during these times.  This is apparent for example when one gets pregnant, the skin will often glow, basically because oestrogen is a hormone that protects our skin. Your hormones constantly affect your skin. It is linked to your age, but below are some tips to consider for those with a regular period and not on the Pill. Read More…

Treating An Overactive Bladder

Treating an Overactive Bladder

Losing control of your bladder can be a very embarrassing concern with widespread ramifications. People who have bladder control problems have trouble stopping the flow of urine, which is classified as urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder. For others it is may just be a case of a constant urge to urinate, which is often termed as a sensitive bladder.

According to recent statistics, less than half of women and one quarter of men who suffer from an overactive bladder ever seek medical help. Two large studies indicate that one in six adults report some signs of an overactive bladder, with one in three having episodes of urge incontinence.

An overactive bladder affects one in six adults over the age of 40, and is defined as having an urgent need to empty the bladder during the day and night, along with incontinence. Those afflicted with an overactive bladder have to go to the bathroom frequently, leak urine into their clothes, and report feeling depressed, stressed, and sleep-deprived. Read More…

Do You Suffer From Period Bloating?

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As many women approach the start of their period, they dread period bloating and all the other concerns that arise from this. It is estimated that eight out of ten women suffer from bloating before and at the beginning of their period.

The menstrual period may be natural however there is nothing normal in having to put up with the uncomfortable symptoms of period bloating. Your clothes may feel too tight, your appetite might be reduced and some women may even choose not to go out during this time. Read More…

Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a concern that occurs in some women between two and fourteen days of the onset of the periodic cycle. Also known as PMS, Premenstrual Syndrome is a series of physical, emotional and psychological symptoms related to the menstrual cycle and affects between 2 percent and 5 percent of menstruating women. PMS is distinctly different from the “normal” discomforts of a period because the intensity of the symptoms are usually far more severe.

What are the symptoms of PMS?

There are many symptoms associated with PMS and these vary in different individuals. The intensity and duration from one cycle to another varies however predominantly the symptoms are much more severe with premenstrual syndrome and the most common symptoms used to evaluate if a woman is suffering from PMS include: Read More…

How An Underactive Thyroid Affects You

Underactive-Thyroid

An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, affects people in a number of ways. An underactive thyroid occurs as a result of a decrease in the hormones produced by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland, roughly about 5 cm long, which lies at the base of the neck behind a piece of cartilage often referred to as the Adams apple. Read More…

Eliminating Vaginal Odour

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The vagina is an odourless organ of the body, but if your vagina is releasing an odour or an unhealthy smell, there has to be an explanation for this. Vaginal odour can be extremely unpleasant and embarrassing on many levels. Firstly, it is you who is creating this odour; secondly your spouse or partner may notice it and lastly if it goes on for a longer period then the people around you may notice it too.

What causes vaginal odour?

Each and every woman has her own unique scent however an odour around the vagina is usually a result of one or more causes which include: Read More…