Hormone Imbalance

Fibrocystic Breast (Cyclic Mastalgia)

Overview Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips Fibrocystic breasts, also called cystic mastitis, is a common, non-cancerous condition that is no longer considered a disease. Breasts are a mixture of fat, glands and connective tissue so their texture is always irregular. Over 60 percent of women experience fibrocystic breasts at some point in their lives. Most … Read More

Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

Overview Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips A normal menstrual cycle should occur every 28 days plus or minus seven days (21-35 days). With the duration of flow between two to seven days, with a volume loss of less than 80 mL or less than five tablespoons. Menorrhagia is menstrual bleeding that lasts more than seven … Read More

Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)

Overview Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips Dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation, is one of the most common menstrual complaints. When menstrual cramps occur each month, and are not due to any underlying condition this is known as primary dysmenorrhea. Around 60 percent of Canadian women who menstruate will experience primary dysmenorrhea at some point in their … Read More


Overview Symptoms Diagnosis Causes Prescription Health Tips Endometriosis affects approximately one in ten women of childbearing age worldwide. It can start with a girl’s first period and may continue to affect some women throughout their lives until menopause. Endometriosis is one of the most common and misunderstood of female diseases. In women with endometriosis, tissue … Read More

Ovarian Cysts

Overview Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips Ovarian cysts are common in women of childbearing age. Most women will not know they’ve had a cyst as there may be no symptoms and cysts will often disappear on their own. In a normal cycle every month, several follicles, each containing an egg, develop inside the ovary. A … Read More

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Overview Type of PCOS Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone disorder which affects up to 10 percent of women and is the leading cause of infertility (due to eggs not being released). If pregnancy does occur, it often ends with a first trimester miscarriage or is associated with gestational diabetes. … Read More

Uterine Fibroids

Overview Types of Fibroids Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips Uterine fibroids (or myomas) are round, firm, benign growths on either of the interior or exterior walls of the uterus. These growths are comprised of connective tissue and smooth muscle bundles and may be small (like a pea) or large (like a grapefruit), but the average … Read More

Precocious Puberty

Overview Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips According to medical texts, the average age for the beginning of sexual maturation for females is around age 11 with breast budding, while first menstruation usually occurs around age 13. Puberty occurring between the ages of 9 and 16 for girls is considered normal. For some girls however, sexual … Read More

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Overview Symptoms Causes Prescription Health Tips While there has been debate over its legitimacy, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is real and can be devastating to some women and their families. The symptoms of PMS affect between 50 and 70 percent of women. It is so common that many women believe PMS is normal. Symptoms typically appear … Read More