Author: Nicole Pelach, R.N., C.N.P.

Nicole is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as well as a registered nurse certified by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Nicole has been part of the Williams Integracare team since October 2012. Nicole provides primary care to patients of all ages, assisting her patients to achieve their highest level of wellness. She has a passion for pediatric patients and also enjoys the variety that family practice provides.

5 Menopause Symptoms to be Aware Of

Menopause is a fact of life for all women. But just because you know it’s coming doesn’t mean you know what to look for, or when symptoms might start. Menopause marks a big biological change, so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms that indicate the beginning of menopause. And in case you aren’t familiar with the symptoms and effects of menopause, here are five signs to watch out for.

Hormonal Imbalance: 9 Signs & Symptoms to Keep on Your Radar [Infographic]

Hormone balance is vital to women’s health. Your mood, cravings, weight loss/gain, and sex drive can all be a result of these messengers. When your body becomes unbalanced, it is subject to nutrient inadequacies, stress, and toxic influences. How do you know if you have a symptom of a hormone imbalance? I’m covering some of the common signs below.

6 Reasons Why You Have a Stomach Ache

You woke up and your stomach feels like it’s in knots, you feel crampy, bloated, and have diarrhea – what’s going on? Was it the pizza and beer from last night or have you been feeling like this more often than usual? Besides a case of food poisoning or heartburn, you might have a condition that is causing stomach aches and pain repeatedly. Your body is telling you something is wrong, now it’s time to listen. Here are the top six reasons why you have a stomach ache.