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Hormone Therapy and BHRT

Hormone Therapy and BHRT

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Sleep Problems & Menopause

Sleep difficulties and insomnia are a common problem among women during menopause due to hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes and night sweats which commonly interfere with a restful night’s sleep. According to a recent study, disturbed sleep is present in 40-70% of women in the menopausal transition.  Results of the study concluded that women with insomnia, compared…

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Supplements for the Best, Healthy Skin

Your skin is a window into your overall health.  In other words, what happens on the skin’s surface such as acne, premature aging, eczema, and dry patches is most often a symptom of what is happening inside your body. Overall inflammation, hormonal imbalances, age, nutritional deficiencies, and allergies can affect the health of your skin.…

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What is Endometriosis & How to Treat it

What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by endometrial tissue (the tissue that normally lines the uterus) that is displaced outside of the uterus and is reactive to hormones such as estrogen. The most common places to find endometrial deposits are in the abdominal cavity where it can grow on the…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid eventually leading to low thyroid function.  It is also the most overlooked thyroid condition because it is rarely tested for due to the perception that there is no treatment. Your thyroid is a small, but incredibly important gland located at the base of your neck.…

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Menopause without Estrogen

Transitioning into menopause can be challenging for many women.  The most common complaints arise from the drop in estrogen such as hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, foggy thinking, incontinence and bone loss. While bioidentical hormones may help many women deal with the symptoms associated with menopause they are not for everyone. …

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Emotions and Hormones

“Suddenly I can’t remember where I put my keys and I have sticky notes all over my house.” “I never used to cry at AT&T commercials, what is happening to me?” These are some pretty common complaints from women going through ‘the change’.  Hormones and neurotransmitters including estrogen, progesterone, serotonin, cortisol and more play essential…

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Estrogens and Mental-Emotional Wellbeing

“Suddenly I can’t remember where I put my keys and I have sticky notes all over my house.” “I never used to cry at AARP commercials, what is happening to me?” These are some pretty common complaints from women going through ‘the change’.  Hormones and neurotransmitters including estrogen, progesterone, serotonin, cortisol and more play essential…

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Osteoporosis: the hidden disease

Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Hightower L. Source: Community Medical Center, Missoula, Montana, USA. Abstract Source: Pubmed Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates this number will increase to 41 million by 2015. Ninety percent of bone growth occurs between the ages of 10 and 20. Present lifestyles of adolescents leave…

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Adrenal Fatigue?

Although adrenal fatigue is not considered medical diagnosis it has been demonstrated that when patients are given treatment to support their adrenals the symptoms associated with low functioning adrenals often resolve.  Could it be that laboratory evaluations may not be sensitive enough to detect slightly low levels of the hormones produced by the adrenals, but our…

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