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A Guide to Menstrual Products

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By PHRC Admin Menstruation is a natural part of life for most. However, navigating the world of menstrual products can be a daunting task, given the variety of options available today. This guide aims to break down the different types of menstrual products on the market, their benefits, and why you might choose one over another.   Traditional Disposable Products …

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Period Health 101: Everything You Should Have Learned in 6th Grade, But Didn’t… Part 2 of 3

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By Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS, PHRC Encinitas   In case you missed it, here is Period Health 101: Everything You Should Have Learned in 6th Grade, But Didn’t, Part 1.   What are your hormones doing throughout the various phases? To understand this, refer to the chart below. It is actually helpful in understanding the hormonal shifts throughout the various …

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Period Health 101: Everything You Should Have Learned in 6th Grade but Didn’t, Part 1 of 3

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By Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS, PHRC Encinitas As menstruating people, you would think that we would understand what a period is, the purpose of it, and all of the information it can give us. Unfortunately, we do not, and this is not okay. Our periods are more than a sign we are not pregnant, more than an inconvenience, more than …

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What to Know About Your Menstrual Cycle

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By: Rachel Daof, DPT Here at PHRC we see conditions that affect that dreaded time of the month: our periods. As we have written before, conditions like endometriosis can directly affect menstruation. Other menstrual related issues include period cramps, nausea, bowel movement issues, headaches, and many other symptoms all driven by our cycle. To many of us, these are things …

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Why Your Period Makes You Poop!

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  Ladies, have you ever felt bloated or backed up the week before your menstrual cycle? What about noticing diarrhea at the start of your menstrual cycle? I know I have. If you’ve been or are pregnant, have you noticed major changes in your digestive system and bathroom behaviors? Below I explore the connection between hormones and changes in your bowel …