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18 09, 2020

Probiotics and Vaginal Health

By |2020-09-18T18:24:28+00:00September 18, 2020|Womens Health|

For proper health, vaginal tissues must have a correct balance of various micro-organisms including bacteria and yeast. Most of the organisms are bacteria and a healthy vagina has mostly Lactobacilli of various species. These are “good” bacteria in that they can help keep the tissues free of infection from other [...]

27 07, 2020

Thyroid and Hormone Imbalances

By |2020-07-27T14:51:55+00:00July 27, 2020|Hormone Levels, Womens Health|

Thyroid disease is one of the most common and most misunderstood medical conditions present in the general population.  At least 12 percent of us will develop a thyroid condition of some type during our lifetimes. About 60 percent of these people are undiagnosed. Thyroid imbalance leads to various conditions including [...]

19 02, 2020

Hormones and Weight Gain

By |2020-02-19T15:25:07+00:00February 19, 2020|Hormone Levels, Womens Health|

When women consider hormone replacement, one of the factors they need to consider is the potential for weight gain. Weight gain can result from low levels (not doing hormone replacement) as well as high doses of hormones. If replacement is not done with knowledge of this possibility and how to [...]

23 01, 2020

Estrogen and Progesterone Levels Linked to Libido

By |2020-01-23T18:07:00+00:00January 23, 2020|Sex Drive, Womens Health|

Libido or sexual desire is a good indicator of overall health. The presence of libido or lack thereof can indicate someone’s mental and physical functioning. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) has been shown to affect up to 10% US women and thought to be the most common form of female [...]

4 01, 2020

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?

By |2020-01-04T17:58:00+00:00January 4, 2020|BHRT, Womens Health|

Hormone replacement therapy can effectively control and eliminate symptoms related to hormone depletion such as hot flashes, headaches, dry skin, night sweats, fatigue, vaginal dryness, mood fluctuations and sleep disturbances. Albeit some of these general symptoms can arise from other underlying issues, an evaluation of hormone levels should be a [...]

30 10, 2019

Symptoms of Low Estrogen in Women

By |2019-10-30T20:22:44+00:00October 30, 2019|Estrogen, Womens Health|

The most common condition associated with low estrogen levels is menopause. Menopause is defined as the cessation of the menstrual cycle for 12 months. In the US, the average age of menopause is 51.4 years of age. In menopause, the brain sends signals to the ovarian follicle to make estrogen [...]

3 06, 2019

Tips on Dealing with Hot Flashes

By |2019-06-03T09:15:55+00:00June 3, 2019|Hormone Levels, Menopause, Womens Health|

Vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. According to a study, hot flashes occur in approximately 75% of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women (Freedman, 2005). The process of a hot flash starts at the hypothalamus, which regulates body temperature. A [...]

14 05, 2019

Everything You Should Know About Your Hunger Hormones

By |2019-05-14T19:08:05+00:00May 14, 2019|BHRT, Hormone Levels, Mens Health, Weight Loss, Womens Health|

We have discussed many different aspects of hormones on this blog, and the reader is most likely aware that hormones function as signaling molecules. They are secreted from one part of the body, travel through the bloodstream, and arrive at a target tissue to transmit the message. Most of our [...]

23 04, 2019

Could Hormones Be Causing My Migraines?

By |2019-04-23T09:00:50+00:00April 23, 2019|BHRT, Menopause, Womens Health|

Migraine headaches disproportionately affect women. According to the American Migraine Foundation, females experience more symptoms, and the migraine lasts longer than it does in men with the issue. Women experience migraines at a rate 3x higher than their male counterparts. Prepubescent rates of migraines are similar in both boys and [...]

18 04, 2019

Women’s Hormones and Oral Health

By |2019-04-18T09:00:00+00:00April 18, 2019|Hormone Levels, Menopause, Womens Health|

The hormones that a woman’s body makes are very powerful. Most of us don’t know that these hormones affect the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth.  There are both positive and negative effects depending on which hormone and the relative amounts of those hormones.   The first situation women can experience [...]

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