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Ahkami Medical Group, PA
Shahrokh Ahkami, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

110 Passaic Ave. Passaic NJ 07055
tel: (973) 471-9585, fax: (973) 471-8534

PMS passaic

Does your PMS entail emotional turbulence? 

Mood changes are very common during PMS due to the rise and fall of hormones, especially estrogen. But at its most severe, PMS can actually wear you down emotionally. Mood swings are most often noticeable anywhere from a week to two weeks before menstruation begins during the phase that follows ovulation. They usually disappear a day or two after menstruation begins. If you feel you are at the mercy of your PMS, there are steps you can take to stabilize this roller coaster of emotions. 

Accounting for your mood during PMS

  • Blood sugar regulation: avoid spiking blood sugar and letting it drop off by regulating your diet. 
  • Calcium: several studies show that calcium is linked to improvement in symptoms for women suffering mood swings during PMS. 
  • Exercise: gets endorphins flowing to fight pain and depression. Endorphins have also been shown to mitigate symptoms associated with hormonal upheaval.
  • Watch your intake of caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.

nutrition and menopause in Passaic

Menopause and weight gain are inextricably linked

In the phase of a woman's life before, during and after menopause, estrogen production substantially drops off, metabolism slows and lifestyle factors become all the more important for managing weight and other health concerns. Nutrition is one of the key ways to exercise control over your post-menopause health: not only does it help you control weight but it can also be used to prevent the onset of certain conditions and diseases which become more prevalent following menopause. 

postmenopausal life in Passaic

What are the defining factors of postmenopausal life?

To begin with, postmenopause is defined as beginning when a woman has not had her period for 12 months. The symptoms of perimenopause begin to dissipate, but postmenopausal women have a new set of health factors to contend with. 

  • Lower hormone levels and less hormone fluctuation: your body is producing fewer reproductive hormones, putting you at risk for the development of conditions such as osteoporosis and heart disease. 
  • Weight gain: with fewer hormones being produced, the body retains more fat, linked with the development of diabetes, heart disease and cancer in postmenopausal women. 
  • A change in the distribution and storage of fat.
  • Vaginal dryness linked to the cessation of production of oestrogen. 
  • Vaginal bleeding: a common occurrence, but vaginal bleeding in post-menopause women is considered abnormal and the information should be relayed to a doctor. 

Birth control pill in Passaic

The oral contraceptive pill is an effective form of hormonal contraception

For women who maintain a regular schedule of ingesting their pill at the same time each day, rates for pregnancy while on the pill remain very low. The pill, as it is commonly known, contains synthetic forms of natural hormones which help to inhibit the body's natural cycling of hormones. It is effective for preventing pregnancy because the contraceptive:

  • effectively stops the body from ovulating
  • simultaneously changes the cervical mucus making it more difficult for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg. 
  • changes the lining of the womb, making it more difficult for a fertilized egg to become implanted. 

Predicting menopause in Passaic

Planning for menopause in Passaic

As you move forward in age, a natural impulse is to wonder about, "the change," menopause and when it will occur. This is especially prevalent for women who are planning for children, as it puts a timeline on their years of fertility. Accordingly, it is helpful to know which factors actually matter when it comes to determining the age you will reach menopause. 

Contact Information

Ahkami Medical Group

110 Passaic Ave.
Passaic NJ 07055

973 471-9585

973 471 8534



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