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stopping-testosterone-treatments
Jul 17 2021

Can You Stop Taking Testosterone?

The Effects of Stopping Testosterone Replacement Therapy When beginning testosterone replacement therapy, the question of how long you'll need to continue the treatment often comes up. The short answer is that once testosterone replacement therapy is started, it is a treatment that will need to be continued long term. If you stop treatment, testosterone levels will fall, and you'll begin to experience the symptoms you had before treatment. Let's explore in more detail the importance of continuing testosterone replacement therapy and the effects you may experience if you stop. Why Would You Need...

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how-liver-function-affects-hormones
May 17 2021

How Liver Function Affects Hormones

Hormone Balance and Liver Function: What You Need to Know The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is responsible for hundreds of vital body functions. However, few people realize the part the liver plays in hormone balance within the body. Let’s explore the liver’s function, why keeping your liver healthy is critical to hormone balance, and how to keep your liver healthy. The Liver's Function The liver is a giant filter for our bodies. Its primary function is detoxification, which removes nutrients to keep for energy and releases toxins...

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anti-aging-peptide-therapy
Apr 20 2021

Anti-Aging Peptide Therapy Questions and Answers

Anti-Aging Peptide Therapy – Top 10 Questions  As we age, natural changes occur in our bodies that may produce some unwanted and unpleasant effects. Decreased stamina, hair and skin changes, difficulty losing weight, sleep problems, libido problems, and slower exercise recovery times with muscle aches are all common concerns. What if there was a treatment that could improve these issues? Anti-aging peptide therapy is a treatment that combats the effects of aging in many ways. Read on to find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about anti-aging peptide therapy.  1.      What...

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smoking-causes-onset-of-menopause
Mar 25 2021

Does Smoking Hasten the Onset of Menopause?

Does Smoking Cause Early Menopause? The adverse health effects of smoking are well documented. But women can now add one more reason to the list of why they should stop smoking. Researchers have found that women who smoke are more likely to experience an earlier onset of menopause. Let’s discuss how smoking contributes to earlier menopause, what menopausal symptoms you may encounter, and how to experience a smoother menopause transition. What is Menopause? Menopause is the point in a woman’s life when she stops having menstrual cycles or periods. A woman that has...

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osteoporosis
Mar 11 2021

Do Hormones Play a Role in Preventing Osteoporosis?

How Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Help Osteoporosis?Osteoporosis is a health condition that causes the bones to be weak, resulting in painful fractures. The human bones are made up of ling cells and are continually broken down and replaced. However, in certain people, the rate at which new bones are created doesn't keep up with the pace at which old ones are broken down. This results in bone loss, which eventually leads to Osteoporosis, or “thinning bones.”A healthy bone has small spaces; however, Osteoporosis causes the spaces to enlarge. The bone...

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Feb 25 2021

Can Getting Adequate Sleep Benefit a Low-Calorie Diet?

How and Why Adequate Sleep Helps You Lose Weight Anyone who has tried to lose weight has probably been advised to follow a low-calorie diet and exercise regularly. What most people aren’t told is that sleep plays a critical role in weight loss. Quality sleep is one of the neglected lifestyle factors that has been shown in several studies to help with metabolism, food preference, and appetite.If you are working on your weight loss goals, there are a couple of things you should be doing already. Eating healthy, exercising, and getting quality sleep...

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libido-and-menopause
Feb 14 2021

Does Menopause Affect Your Libido?

Menopause and Libido and the Effects on Sex Drive As we age, our bodies undergo many natural changes. For women, menopause is a time when hormone levels are altered, which results in various effects on our bodies. One consequence is a change in libido and sexual function. For many women, libido is decreased. Women may find they are not as easily aroused and not as sexually responsive as they once were. Fortunately, with bioidentical hormone therapy, these effects can be reversed, restoring or even improving your prior level of sexual function...

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bioidentical-medications
Jan 25 2021

What is the difference between synthetic vs bioidentical medications

Synthetic Medications Vs. Bioidentical Medications Your body's hormones regulate most of your bodily functions. They serve as messengers, coordinating, and controlling various activities throughout the body. Hormones help regulate your body's processes like hunger, growth, brain function, blood pressure, libido, appetite, digestion, mood, and appetite. That's why hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc on your emotional, physical, and psychological well-being.Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help mitigate hormonal imbalance and ease symptoms. Synthetic and bioidentical medications are two of the most commonly used hormone therapy methods. This article examines the differences between synthetic...

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how-to-choose-hormone-specialist
Jan 11 2021

How to Choose a Hormone Specialist

Why Choose a Hormone Specialist Over a Health Care Provider Have you wondered if a hormone imbalance could be making you feel unwell? Hormone imbalance can cause many unpleasant symptoms for both men and women. Have you felt fatigued, gained weight, experienced headaches, muscle or joint pain, lack of sex drive? These are just the tip of the iceberg for symptoms you might experience from a hormone imbalance. If you’ve decided to pursue hormone evaluation, you want to make sure that you receive the very best care. This guide will help...

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Dec 21 2020

8 Strategies to Boost Your Immune System in a Pandemic

We are in unprecedented times. The global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, coupled with the onset of seasonal cold and flu, has created the perfect storm. It is more important than ever to maximize efforts to boost your immune system and stay healthy. Protecting your immune system is paramount in fighting off and managing infections. You can take specific measures for yourself and your family to ensure you stay healthy throughout this season. Sleep Getting adequate sleep is one of the most critical self-care measures you can take to boost your natural immune system. During...

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