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Our Hormones and Immune System

2020-04-27T12:39:31-05:00

As we grow older, our immune system does not work as diligently as it did when we were younger. There have been numerous studies on sex hormones and immune system function. Many factors affect how the immune system functions. Females are more likely to become victims of autoimmune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, and other thyroid disorders. There has been a significant rise in autoimmune diseases in women over the past 30 years. This trend is not only very concerning; there is no simple explanation as to why this is happening in women more than men. Some theories are [...]

Our Hormones and Immune System2020-04-27T12:39:31-05:00

Be Proactive!

2020-04-27T12:44:04-05:00

The average age for menopause in the United States is 51, according to the Mayo Clinic. But menopause can happen to women throughout their 40's and 50's, too. However, it is possible for perimenopause to start in the late 30s (early or premature menopause) and early 40's. The symptoms of menopause vary from woman to woman. The symptoms range from hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, loss of libido, insomnia, and mood changes. However, some women may experience no symptoms while going through menopause. Menopause is triggered by the lack of estrogen produced by the ovaries. The primary indicator of menopause is [...]

Be Proactive!2020-04-27T12:44:04-05:00

BHRT – Update on My Progress

2020-04-27T13:09:21-05:00

I went back in to review my blood work with the nurse practitioner. She walked in the room and said you must feel awful. I immediately started to cry. What she was not aware of was the intensity of my hot flashes over the past week caused so much exhaustion that I was impossible to be around. I was in a terrible fight with my husband, and we were not talking. I got into an argument with a co-worker. I realized that I was the problem; I could not control my moodiness or anger. I wasn’t sleeping and was generally miserable. [...]

BHRT – Update on My Progress2020-04-27T13:09:21-05:00

There’s No Such Thing as Over-Reacting When It Comes to Your Health – Know When to Get a Second Opinion

2020-04-29T11:49:56-05:00

I am a healthy 42 year old woman. I had one child when I was young. I am not overweight, I have no underlying health issues and take no medication. I only go the doctor once per year for my annual checkup and of course my mammogram. I did everything I was supposed to do. So why out of the clear blue did I start skipping some of my periods, having horrible night sweats, and suddenly gain 8 pounds over the past 9 months? I worked in a BHRT clinic for a couple of years in my early 30’s so I [...]

There’s No Such Thing as Over-Reacting When It Comes to Your Health – Know When to Get a Second Opinion2020-04-29T11:49:56-05:00

Hormone Therapy?

2020-04-29T13:40:05-05:00

Hormone Therapy   Hormone replacement might make you think of over-sized athletes and sweaty team jerseys. The stigma of hormone therapy or rather, hormone abuse, tends to often circle back to testosterone. Much of what we hear about in the media are the highly exaggerated extreme cases; we all know this, but we still listen as if it were the gospel truth. The bottom line is that the answer to so many deadly ailments do not lie in the drugs that treat the condition, but rather in educating people to prevent the ailment altogether. Unfortunately, this is not information that the [...]

Hormone Therapy?2020-04-29T13:40:05-05:00

BHRT for women-The Basics

2020-05-01T11:53:54-05:00

One thing is inevitable, we are all aging. We all age at the exact same pace, and there is no stopping it. As a woman continues to age, she will likely start having symptoms of hormonal imbalances indicative of menopause. Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are the reproductive hormones that when imbalanced can cause a plethora of symptoms. A hormonal imbalance is ultimately when your hormones are not where they should be, meaning your body could be producing not enough of a hormone or even too much of one. These imbalances can cause someone to notice fatigue, loss of libido, night sweats, [...]

BHRT for women-The Basics2020-05-01T11:53:54-05:00

Andropause: A Man’s Transition Period

2020-05-01T12:03:59-05:00

Men and women age differently, but age-related hormone fluctuations affect men and women in similar ways. Did you know that men can go through a type of menopause? Labeled "andropause" because it is not as defined as female menopause, male menopause affects a small portion of the aging male population. Andropause shares similar features with menopause, but it is not as severe as what some women experience once their reproductive years end. What is andropause? Testosterone is a type of androgen, which is where the name "andropause" comes from. Known mainly as a sex hormone, testosterone also affects the tenor of [...]

Andropause: A Man’s Transition Period2020-05-01T12:03:59-05:00

5 Common Problems with Peri-menopause

2020-04-29T15:10:27-05:00

5 Common Problems with Peri-menopause   Menopause starts for most women during middle age, but symptoms of age-related hormone changes can start well before the official end of your reproductive years. If you're in your 30's or 40's and already experiencing unusual symptoms, then you may be dealing with peri-menopause. Plenty of changes take place as women age, from graying hair to looser skin, but peri-menopause can be one of the more unpleasant side effects of getting older. Here are five common problems related to peri-menopause and how to combat them. #1 – Irregular Menstrual Cycles The medical definition of menopause [...]

5 Common Problems with Peri-menopause2020-04-29T15:10:27-05:00