The term pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) describes a group of physical, mental and emotional symptoms that many women experience during the 1-2 weeks before the onset of the menstrual period.
A migraine is a recurrent type of vascular headache that often involves one side of the head. This type of headache is very painful and can result in visual disturbances and nausea.
Most people experience at least one headache per year, the severity of which can vary from mild to intense pain.
A stomach ulcer is a small, inflamed wound where the stomach lining and underlying tissues have become exposed to the acidic contents of the stomach. Stomach ulcers are associated with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori which is present in approximately one third of the total Australian population. Many people with Helicobacter pylori experience no symptoms, but others may develop stomach ulcers.
Hives are the itchy, raised welts that characterise the skin condition urticaria. Around one in six people experience them at some stage in life , especially during childhood.
The cessation of menstruation (menopause) usually occurs between a woman’s mid-forties and mid-fifties, and although a natural process, can be a difficult and emotional time for some women. Perimenopause usually lasts about 4 years. It starts when physical and emotional symptoms associated with menopause begin and ends 12 months after the last period.
Painful abscesses in the mouth.
Stress means different things to each of us, and while having a certain level of stress in our lives will motivate us and inspire us to move ahead, it should always work for us rather than against us.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder of the gastrointestinal system. IBS usually starts in early adulthood, and is twice as likely to affect women as men.
Insomnia is difficulty in falling or staying asleep . Insomnia can affect almost anyone at some stage in life.