Do you find yourself suffering from brain fog, depression, extreme mood shifts, painful bloating, or other debilitating symptoms before you get your period? If so, you might have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, aka PMDD. Many women suffer from undiagnosed PMDD but write off their symptoms as PMS – however it’s far more intense than PMS should ever be.
In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Lynne Racette, who is a Naturopathic Doctor, to talk about Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Dr. Lynne suffered from severe symptoms leading up to her period and when she finally found relief after going to a Naturopathic Doctor, she knew that was the career she wanted to pursue.
In this conversation, Dr. Lynne talks about the difference between PMDD and PMS, common physical and mental symptoms of PMDD, the hormones that can cause PMDD, ways to support PMDD, the impact of nutrition and supplements, 5 tips that you can do to support PMDD immediately, and more.
Meet Our Podcast Guest:
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Dr. Lynne is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor currently practicing in Ontario, Canada.
She has a clinical focus and strong background in hormonal balance, specifically painful periods and PMS. She is passionate about evidence based medicine and helping her patients simplify their health and get the results that they want and need. When she is not seeing patients, you can find her with power tools working on renovating her house and walking her giant Newfoundland dog.
- What is PMDD & How is it different from PMS? (8:10)
- What are the common symptoms of PMDD? (16:00)
- What causes PMDD? (hormones) (23:26)
- How to support PMDD (30:42)
- Are there any deficiencies that contribute to PMDD? (32:14)
- 5 tips to supporting PMDD immediately (45:35)
Connect with our Guest:Website: www.DrLynne.ca Instagram: @drlynnend
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Get connected, listen to your body and remember; body confidence all begins with living in tune with your menstrual cycle.