Use the links below to browse our complete library of articles on the menstrual
Menstruation and the menstrual cycle,
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP. A monthly period results from a sequential
conversation between your brain, your adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands, and
your ovaries. Here we explain the basics about menstruation and what happens hormonally
and physically throughout your cycle.
Reverse the curse:
benefits of your period, by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause Clinician.
Healthy, regular menstrual cycles are a signal of good health — and changes can
be a red flag for hidden health issues. Women to Women practitioner Marcy Holmes,
NP, explains why the usual view of menstruation as an annoyance, an inconvenience,
or even a curse should be turned on its head.
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Missed periods, too-frequent periods, spotting,
or bouts of heavy clotting and bleeding are usually caused by an underlying hormonal
imbalance that is easily treated. Changes in your periods are also a common signal
that you are entering perimenopause.
Amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)
often occurs in women with hormonal imbalance and as a result of stress. What can
you do about it? Women to Women explains.
Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding)
can be frightening and confusing, but it’s not all that unusual. Fortunately, this
problem can often be brought under control without surgery — by making simple adjustments
to your diet and lifestyle. Women to Women explains how.
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Last Date Modified: 05/29/2012