Hormone Tests, Saliva Tests, Hormone Imbalance, PMS and PMDD

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller June 5, 2012
Hormones in your blood stream or your saliva don’t cause PMS or PMDD symptoms. It’s the specific way your individual hormones interact with the cells all over your body (not just your uterus or ovaries or brain) that determine how your hormones affect you. [More]

The Power of Gratitude Improves Health

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller June 2, 2012
Most of us spend plenty of time in our minds, going over the things that seem to be working against us. [More]

Are You Really Exhausted and Tired? Or is it PMS?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 29, 2012
Many women don’t suspect that their feelings of exhaustion, tiredness, fatigue, and just plain feeling “blah” might be related to their hormones and their period. [More]

Birth Control Pill Effectiveness & Side Effects

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 25, 2012
IUDs and implants are far more effective for birth control than birth control hormone pills, patches, and rings, and have a more favorable side effect profile. [More]

PMS & PMDD Weight Loss & Weight Gain

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 23, 2012
Having PMS or PMDD is bad enough without berating yourself for cravings that are beyond your control. [More]

PMDD and the DSM-V Manual

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 21, 2012
PMDD is poised to move out of the appendix of the DSM Manual, the "diagnostic bible" of psychiatry, into the main section, resulting in more respect and attention for premenstrual dysphoric disorder. [More]

Antidepressants, Placebo, PMDD, and Sarafem

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 8, 2012
For mild and moderate depression, antidepressants aren’t better than placebo, so it is unlikely that they are better than placebo for severe PMS and PMDD. [More]

Vitamin D for Menstrual Cramps: Natural Relief of Dysmennorrhea

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller April 26, 2012
We recommend a combination of vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium, taken consistently, to control cramps. [More]

Is Your Wife or Girlfriend’s PMS Ruining Your Relationship?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller April 21, 2012
PMS and PMDD can cause a severe strain that can undermine the very foundation of a marriage or relationship. In cases like this, it’s not enough to simply have better coping skills, or to be more supportive. [More]

What To Do and Not Do When Your Wife or Girlfriend has PMS

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller April 18, 2012
PMS doesn’t need to ruin relationships, but there is a right way and a wrong way for a concerned partner to respond when PMS symptoms start to make things difficult. [More]

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