One of the most common concerns women have is heavy bleeding (also called menorrhagia). It affects nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States.
Understanding PCOS and getting a clear diagnosis is half the battle. Let’s dive into understanding just how PCOS can impact your hormones and your health. The triad of characteristics of PCOS includes anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. I’m going to breakdown these characteristics for you below.
Vitamin D plays a key role in fertility, vitamin D receptors are found in the ovaries, uterus, placenta, and testis 1. Vitamin D and other hormones contribute to seasonal changes in fertility which impacts pregnancy rates and outcomes. Increased pregnancy rates can be seen in summer months while reduced ovulation rates can be seen in winter months2.
We can think of our capacity to handle stress as we think of water in a bucket. When there is too much stress the bucket starts to overflow. That’s when we get unfavorable reactions or behaviors; we can no longer contain the burden.
Here are ten healthy stress hacks to help lower the heat and soothe tension.