Period Problems

Do you struggle at that time of the month?

Are PMS symptoms leaving you feeling run down, depleted, moody, in pain, or unable to participate in your day-to-day?

Is something up with your period: your period went missing? your period is long and heavy? your period is irregular leaving you guessing as to when it will show up?

Have you recently stopped hormonal birth control and need guidance on brining back a healthy, regular cycle?

Common period problems include:

  1. Missing Periods

  2. Irregular Periods

  3. Heavy or Long Periods

  4. Painful Periods

So what do we do?

we must address the root causes in order to heal


Symptoms of Period problems

  • acne

  • anxiety

  • bloating

  • clumsiness

  • confusion

  • constipation

  • diarrhea

  • difficulty concentrating

  • fatigue

  • fluid retention

  • food cravings

  • hair loss

  • headache and migraine

  • increased appetite

  • insomnia

  • irritability

  • hot flashes or night sweats

  • low libido

  • low self-esteem or confidence

  • mood swings, weepiness

  • swollen and tender breasts

  • weight fluctuations


Causes of Period problems

The root cause of your period problem could be related to the following:

Missing Periods

amenorrhea - when your period is missing for more than 3 months

  • adrenal or thyroid imbalances

  • amenorrhea post-birth control (missing period upon stopping birth control)

  • gut issues

  • high stress

  • insufficient calorie intake

  • low body weight

  • menopause

  • primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause)

  • pregnancy

Irregular Periods

  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Heavy or Long Periods

  • endometrial hyperplasia

  • fibroids

  • hypothyroidism

  • iron-deficiency anemia

Painful Periods

  • endometriosis

  • estrogen dominance

  • fibroids

Other contributing factors to period problems:

  • Eating Habits: excessive sugar, low protein, inadequate nutrient dense foods, reliance on caffeine

  • Blood Sugar Imbalance: highs and lows in blood sugar can result in low energy, fatigue, and moodiness

  • Poor Gut Health: SIBO, infections, bacteria imbalances, and candida overgrowth can alter nutrient absorption

  • Lifestyle: lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, lack of consistent relaxation practices and drug or alcohol use

  • Chronic Emotional Stress: anxiety, depression, grief, moodiness, irritability, financial concerns, work-related

  • Work-Related Stress: shift work, long hours, irregular hours, stressful environment

  • Environmental Toxins: a high load of toxins or heavy metals in the body can contribute to period problems


Solutions from Composed Nutrition

A root cause approach to wellness - we develop a holistic plan that considers your body, mind, and lifestyle.

Complete the Comprehensive Health Assessment to identify your potential root causes.

Uncover imbalances contributing to period problems through functional lab testing:

  • Adrenal Stress

  • Hormone Panel

  • Functional Thyroid Panel

  • Organic Acids

  • Additional lab tests as recommended

Implement personalized nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations to heal your period problem:

  • Set a balanced nutrition foundation

  • Learn how to align your food, exercise, and life with the four phases of your menstrual cycle

  • Use seed cycling to restore hormonal balance

  • Include individualized herbal + nutrient supplements to support your monthly cycle

  • Tailor your exercise routine to your energy + hormone levels

  • Incorporate a morning + night routine

  • Identify tips for more restful sleep

  • Discover stress management techniques

  • Reframe negative self-talk + tune into your body

  • Explore spiritual practices like mindfulness + meditation

We will consider all pieces of the Body Balance wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.

 
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Wellness Packages

initial session

A 60-minute video chat or phone call to develop your Personal Health Plan:

  • Comprehensive Health Assessment Review

  • Nutrition + Supplement Recommendations

  • Exercise + Lifestyle Guidance

  • Lab Test Recommendations

  • Personalized Recipe + Action Step eBooks

    coaching packages

30-minute follow-up calls with unlimited email + text accountability between sessions to:

  • Celebrate successes + explore barriers that came up

  • Discuss what's working/what's not working

  • Explore your goal progress + adjust as necessary

  • Set a plan of action for the week/month ahead

  • Review lab test results + next steps

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