PMMD: What is it?

Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a severe type of premenstrual syndrome. It is characterised by moderate to severe affective and behavioural symptoms, that occur post ovulation and peak in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, becoming minimal or absent at the onset of menstruation[i]. PMDD is believed to affect 3-8%[ii] of women worldwide.  Diagnostic criteria: […]

Changes in appetite before your period?

Have you noticed a change in your appetite in relation to where you are with regards to your menstrual cycle? Research shows that intake of food, as well as cravings for specific foods, can vary across the menstrual cycle. This is largely due to cyclical variations in ovarian hormones such as oestrodiol and progesterone, which […]