Is It Normal Period Pain or Endometriosis?

When period pain is endometriosisDo you suffer bad period pain?  You shouldn’t have to.

Period pain is common, so we tend to think it just goes with the territory of having periods. But “normal” period pain should not prevent you from going about your day. And “normal” period pain should disappear with simple treatments like dairy-free and zinc.

Put it this way: If pain doesn’t disappear with simple treatments, then it’s not normal period pain. It’s strong period pain and could mean you have endometriosis or adenomyosis.

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Why Zinc Is My Favorite Prescription for Healthy Periods

zinc for hormonesLooking for a simple solution for period problems? Before you reach for a women’s supplement like chaste tree or natural progesterone, consider the humble mineral zinc.

Zinc is effective treatment for acne, PCOS, period pain, and many other periods problems. It’s the supplement I prescribe most often for women’s health (second only to magnesium).

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The Right Way to Test Progesterone with Your Cycle

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The next time your doctor orders a progesterone test, stop a minute and ask: “When is the right day to do this test?”

If you have a longer cycle, you can expect to have almost no progesterone for the majority of the menstrual cycle–and that’s normal! You could even have no progesterone on day 21.

Here’s what need to know about progesterone testing.

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