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Fighting PMS with Nutrition

Your cramps are raging. You are a productive, busy women who can’t sit around taking over the counter pain medicine and wearing a hot pad all week. You need an alternative way to keep your PMS under control. Try: healthy foods! Here are a few tips on how to eat right during that time of the month.

Low Fat Yogurt: Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium. Studies conducted at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst found that a calcium rich diet can reduce symptoms of PMS by up to 40%.

Salmon: Salmon is a great source of vitamin D and vitamin B6, which reduce irritability and breast tenderness.

Broccoli: Broccoli has many health benefits from it’s abundance of vitamin A, C, B6, and E. Broccoli also includes calcium, potassium, and magnesium- all of which help regulate your estrogen levels and digestive system.

Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin Seeds hold high levels of magnesium, which can help lift your mood and fight water retention. You can also get iron, fiber, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acid from eating pumpkin seeds.

Egg: Adding an egg yoke to your diet every day can increase your levels of vitamin D, B6, and E- all of which reduce PMS symptoms.

Peanuts: Peanuts are high in magnesium and vitamin B6. These can help regulate serotonin- lifting your mood and even preventing bloating.

Banana: Bananas are rich on potassium and reduce menstrual cramps- especially after a workout.

Chamomile Tea: Chamomile Tea is known as the relaxing, bedtime tea. Therefore, it can decrease muscle tension and ease your mood. Chamomile Tea is also caffeine free, eliminating the breast tenderness and irritability associated with caffeine intake.

Stopping Your Heavy Periods

Many women suffer every month with heavy or long periods.  Some women have had long or heavy periods for as far back as they can remember, while other women had regular clockwork periods without any problems for decades but over time they became increasingly heavy or prolonged.  Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding is one ofContinue Reading

Now Offering In-Office GYN Procedures

Wake Women’s Health is excited to announce that we now offer in-office gynecological procedures for our patients. Our procedures treat a wide range of conditions, are minimally invasive, and a majority of them can be performed with full anesthesia. In-Office Procedures Offered (with or without anesthesia) Diagnostic hysteroscopy Operative hysteroscopy Endometrial ablation Biopsies Exam underContinue Reading

Dr. Kurzmann is Retiring

After many years of serving the women of the Raleigh area, Dr. Richard Kurzmann will be retiring effective April 14th, 2016. Dr. Kurzmann will be missed by both his patients and staff. We would like to invite his patients to transfer their care to one of our other three wonderful GYN physicians at Wake Women’sContinue Reading

What is Zika Virus?

Over the past several months, there has been news stories buzzing about the emerging epidemic, Zika virus. Cases of the illness have been widespread throughout countries in Latin America and South America, with a one confirmed case in the U.S. on February 2, 2016. What is Zika Virus? Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease, whichContinue Reading

New Provider Coming Soon!

Wake Women’s Health is excited to announce that Dr. Marianna G. Law and Dr. Prashanti Aryal will be joining our practice! Dr. Law and Dr. Aryal are board certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Both physicians treat women with all gynecology conditions, including routine wellness visits. They will perform procedures in office and surgeries atContinue Reading

The Nightmare of Medication Prior Authorizations

With the start of the New Year many insurance plans may have changed some of your health plan benefits, policy number, group number or prescription plan benefits. You may have received a notice, new cards or even a formulary from your insurance company. If you are like my spouse, you may have thought that theContinue Reading

Dr. Radford Retires

Dear Patients: After many years of serving the women of the Raleigh area, Dr. Wanda Radford will be retiring effective January 30, 2015. Dr. Radford will be missed by both patients and staff. The physicians of Wake Internal Medicine and its divisions, including Wake Women’s Health, continue to be dedicated to providing our patients with theContinue Reading

Dr. Rildia Pritchett Retired

After many years of serving the women of the Raleigh area, Dr. Rildia Pritchett retired April 17, 2014. Dr. Rildia Pritchett will be missed by both patients and staff. The physicians of Wake Internal Medicine and its divisions, including Wake Women’s Health, continue to be dedicated to providing our patients with the best medical care.Continue Reading

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