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Painful PMS, Progesterone, and Constipation


Published January 5, 2018

Going through menopause can be one of the most uncomfortable changes that women face in their lifetimes, and while menopause can be brutal and last for months or even years, some women face a multitude of other painful symptoms every month from the time they get their first period until the day menopause commences. One of the most common and unpleasant symptoms during this time is periodic constipation, alongside menstrual cramps. This backup is commonly attributed to the fluctuation of hormone levels, specifically an increase in progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone that women produce in abundance during the ovulation cycle so the uterus will be prepared for the implantation of a fertilized egg. The catch with progesterone, though, is that it is a calming hormone that helps to relax muscles, and it tends to disrupt the digestion process. However, there are effective natural ways to alleviate the pain and discomfort and find relief during these unpleasant episodes. Read more…

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