Endocrine System

is a sudden change in menstrual cycle length worrisome at all

Is a Sudden Change in Menstrual Cycle Length Worrisome?

Think of the menstrual cycle as a hormone-driven 30-day calendar your body follows naturally. Day one is when you begin your period and start to bleed, called menstruation. This bleeding typically ends on day three or five. On day 14, ovulation will occur. If the egg is not fertilized by the 25th day, it will dissolve, […] Read more…

why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter all of a sudden

Why Is My Menstrual Cycle Getting Shorter?

Your period is probably not something you look forward to. However, as you grow accustomed to the ritual, you may notice changes that occur in your body, such as a shorter or missed period. Have you been asking yourself, “Why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter?” You’re not alone. Irregular periods are very prevalent, affecting […] Read more…

will i still have a period after a partial hysterectomy procedure

Will I Still Have a Period After a Partial Hysterectomy?

Women undergo hysterectomies for various reasons, from uterine fibroids to certain forms of cancer. Different types of hysterectomies exist: full, partial and radical. With a full or radical hysterectomy, the entirety of the uterus is removed, sometimes along with other organs in the case of a radical hysterectomy. If you’re wondering, “Will I still have […] Read more…

why do periods hurt your back and stomach

Why Do Periods Hurt Your Back?

Most women expect to experience some lower abdominal discomfort when they menstruate, but many discover their backs ache, too, when the cardinal flies into town. What is up with suffering periodic pain in more than one part of the body? Why do periods hurt your back, and what can you do to remedy this condition? […] Read more…

do you know what vitamins should not be taken together

What Vitamins Should Not Be Taken Together, If Any?

Many people pop their morning vitamins without considering whether taking them all at the same time is truly the best approach. Scientists have long known that some substances counteract each other — it’s why women who use hormonal contraception must take additional measures to prevent pregnancy when on antibiotics. Do some vitamins and minerals cancel […] Read more…

nocturnal panic attacks and can hormones cause nightmares

Can Hormones Cause Nightmares and Nocturnal Panic Attacks?

Moodiness. Cramps. Acne. Bloating. You already know the less-than-enjoyable side effects that come with your period. And most of the time, they’re tied to the hormonal shifts that happen as you make your way through your monthly cycle. Did you know that these shifts can cause lesser-known symptoms like nocturnal panic attacks too? Surprisingly, a […] Read more…

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