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PCOS

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is characterized by an imbalance of hormones which can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, acne and excessive facial or body hair. Other symptoms may include weight gain, thinning hair on the scalp and depression/anxiety. Treatment typically involves medications and lifestyle …

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PMDD

PMDD or Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is characterized by intense physical and psychological symptoms that greatly interfere with daily life. These symptoms can include depression, anxiety, irritability or mood swings, fatigue, bloating or breast tenderness and difficulty concentrating. The exact cause of PMDD is unknown but it may be related to hormonal …

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PMS: Does it have to be like this?

Any of these ring a bell? Rage the kind that encourages you scream and then burst into tears Abdominal bloating like you’ve just eaten an elephant Breast tenderness Fluid retention Jackhammer headaches A mood that is the lowest you have ever felt Nausea “Just to top it off” If so this portrayal probably lacks humour. That’s because PMS or PMT …