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Women's Health
June 19, 2018

Why is my period blood dark?

Most women start menstruating (having their period) somewhere between the ages of 9 to 15. From there onwards, you become familiar with your monthly visitor. Periods aren’t the same for every woman, so you need to pay attention to any changes, like your cycle, symptoms and even the colour and consistency of the blood. It’s normal for the colour and consistency to vary over time, but strange changes in colour and thickness must be taken seriously! Get to know your period Every month, the lining of the uterus thickens to prepare you for pregnancy. If you don’t get pregnant, your…
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Women's Health
January 5, 2018

Stopped The Pill? Here’s why you’re not menstruating.

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to have a baby. Or, you just want to go off contraception. When you go off the pill, you expect your menstrual cycle to get back to normal; but what happens when your cycle doesn’t start? Post-pill amenorrhea This is a fancy way of saying that many women experience a delay of menstruation after stopping the birth control pill. You could also experience spotting, or a much lighter flow during your period. It might carry on this way for up to six months. In most cases, the effect is temporary and your cycle may return…
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Women's Health
June 23, 2017

How to save money on feminine products

As the price of everything increases (thanks recession!), it’s always worth looking for cheap, but effective alternatives. New advances are being made in sanitary products, thanks to Eco-friendly menstrual cups. A menstrual cup is a small flexible cup made of silicone or latex rubber. It’s reusable and can last up to five years. It collects and catches your secretions instead of absorbing them like a tampon or pad. Worth a try: Just before your cycle begins, tightly fold the cup and insert it like you would with a tampon. You shouldn’t feel it if it’s inserted properly. Can be used…
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Women's Health
April 26, 2017

Why you should listen to your period

Your period may not always be the most welcome monthly visitor, but usually the baggage it arrives with is even more difficult to accommodate! Like a tenacious aunt who announces her visit by first sending her luggage, your period may be preceded by everything from mood swings and tiredness to the occasional acne breakout. Your body needs to be quite a hospitable environment to make your period as comfortable as possible. But this isn’t always possible as pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a reality for one in three women. World renowned anti-ageing expert Dr Daniel Sister says that PMS is generally…
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Pregnancy
February 3, 2015

I have missed my period! Now what?!

I’ve missed a period! Am I pregnant? Is it an STD? I don’t know what’s going on. If you’ve ever needed an explanation to your missing period, then you’re about to get one. In a nutshell, a missed period could mean many different things. So what should you do if you miss a period and when should you worry? Let’s take a look at some common scenarios: (more…)
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Women's Health
July 14, 2014

Should women worry about testosterone levels?

Surprise, surprise! If you’re a woman, you also have testosterone. After puberty, women begin to produce an adult level of testosterone. The production is split between the ovaries and adrenal glands, and a small amount of testosterone is released into the bloodstream. Women produce just a fraction of the amount of testosterone each day that men do, and these sex hormones are secreted in short bursts from one stage of your menstrual cycle to another. (more…)
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