PMDD- PMS on Steroid

PMDD- PMS on Steroid

Conditions, Interviews, Interviews Videos
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) - Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) on steroid Feminine Vitae (FV) interviewed Sarah Rawsthorn who relied on her lived experience with Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) to develop mental health education programmes. PMDD affects around 1 in 20 women. Hormone-related Mood Disorder Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a mood disorder which is similar to but more severe than the better known Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). PMDD affects 1 in 20 women of reproductive age. Women with PMDD experience a range of severe symptoms which are disruptive to daily tasks and can cause them to struggle to function effectively in their work and personal lives. Symptoms include irritability, anxiety, depression lack of energy, hopelessness, difficulty concentrating and suicidal thoughts. These symptoms arise in the weeks preceding their period and remit when…
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Nutrition & Menopausal symptoms

Nutrition & Menopausal symptoms

Conditions, Interviews, Wellness
Nutrition-focused approach to manage menopausal symptoms By changing her diet, 52-year-old nutritional therapist Simone Burgon was able to manage the symptoms that arose when she entered perimenopause. Menopausal symptoms come in all shapes and forms Menopause refers to that time in every woman’s life when she stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. It generally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. In the UK the average age to reach menopause is 51. When Simone’s symptoms of perimenopause developed, these were so severe that, at first, she mistook them for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. “I thought I had Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)” she says. “I couldn't get out of bed, I had chronic fatigue, depression, night sweats.” Hot flashes and night sweats are almost synonymous with…
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FV meets the Secretary of State for Communities, Robert Jenrick and…

FV meets the Secretary of State for Communities, Robert Jenrick and…

Interviews, Policy News
The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship Feminine Vitae (FV) met Robert Jenrick MP (then as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury) at the launch of the Alison Rose review of Female Entrepreneurship on the 8th March 2019. FV brought to the attention of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, the issues faced by women affected by reproductive health conditions in the workforce and access to entrepreneuship support. He held the view that #Womencan achieve their full potential through entrepreneurship. As Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP stated that : “Together we must fire up Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st Century and ensure no one is held back from realising their full potential.” "Together we must fire up Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st Century and ensure no…
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