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menopause - vitality aesthetic regenerative medicine
Sep 25 2022

What Happens to a Woman’s Hormones During Menopause?

Side-Effects of Menopause Menopause generally describes the period when women permanently stop menstruating. Also called “change of life,” menopause is the culmination of the woman’s siring ability. However, healthcare practitioners use menopause as a reference to a situation where the level of female hormones starts changing/fluctuating. The menopause period is termed complete when a woman stops having menstrual periods for twelve months.The period just before menopause is called perimenopause, which is characterized by the slow production of mature eggs from the ovaries and irregular ovulation. Similarly, the production of progesterone and...

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endocrine system - vitality aesthetic regenerative medicine
Sep 20 2022

Three Glands and How They Interact With Stress (Adrenal, Thyroid, Pancreas)

The Endocrine System - Thyroid Adrenal Pancreas Axis Did you know that three of your hormone-producing glands control and respond to stress and anxiety? These glands produce and release hormones as part of your body's response to stress. And while that is a normal response and function, chronic stress can be harmful. Let's learn more about these glands and how they interact with stress. What is Stress? First of all, let's discuss what we mean by stress. We are all under stress and spend a lot of time these days discussing how to...

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Aug 16 2022

Can You Lose Weight With Peptides and Boost Metabolism?

Peptides and Your Metabolism - Can Peptide Hormones Reboot Your Metabolism?  Peptides are small amino acid chains. Long chains of peptides are what form proteins. Each peptide in the body is responsible for a specific function. Peptides signal cell-to-cell communication and tell your cells what to do. Peptide therapy can: Decrease body fat Increase lean muscle mass Increase cell turnover of skin, hair, and nails Increase recovery time and healing Improve sleep Increase hormone production Decrease blood sugar Support the immune system Improve the strength of bones But perhaps one of the most...

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hormone treatment for depression
Aug 09 2022

Hormone Treatment For Depression

Can Hormone Therapy Help with Depression? Depression is among the most common psychiatric disorder in the U.S that affects more women than men. Approximately 20% of women experience depression during their menopausal stage, caused by reduced estrogen levels. Women who have been previously diagnosed with depression are more likely to experience menopausal depression.Fortunately, help is available. If you have experienced various symptoms of depression during menopause, hormone replacement therapy can help. Estrogen replacement can increase serotonin levels in the body, which boosts mood and reduces risks for depression. How Menopause Causes Depression...

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How Hormones Affect Your Memory
Jul 27 2022

How Hormones Affect Your Memory

Hormone Balance and Memory Loss  Hormonal changes can affect nearly every body system. The “brain fog” description is commonly used to explain memory symptoms resulting from hormone changes. Read on to learn about how hormones can affect your memory. What are hormones? Hormones are chemicals your body makes and then sends through your bloodstream to give instructions for body functions. Hormones affect Growth and development Metabolism Sexual function and reproduction Mood Cognitive function and memory Hormones are produced by your body’s endocrine glands, which include the Pituitary Pineal Thymus Adrenals Pancreas Testes OvariesHow do...

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Why You Should not Take Medication to Solve Sleep Problems
Jul 12 2022

Why You Shouldn’t Take Medication to Solve Sleep Problems

Health Effects of Long-Term Sleeping Pill Use  Many people experience sleep problems at various times throughout their life. Insomnia, which can be trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both, can happen short-term or long-term. Chronic insomnia lasts for at least three months and happens at least three times a week. Turning to a sleeping medicine may seem like the best course of action to treat sleep problems, but some sleep medicines are habit-forming or have unpleasant side effects. Let’s explore issues related to sleep problems and why you might want to rethink...

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The Benefits of Progesterone After a Hysterectomy
Jun 29 2022

The Benefits of Progesterone After a Hysterectomy

Does a Woman Need Progesterone After a Hysterectomy?  Progesterone, like estrogen, is one of the hormones we typically consider a “female” hormone. There are several factors that will influence what hormones you might need to be replaced after a hysterectomy.  What is progesterone?  Let’s begin with a brief overview of what progesterone is. Progesterone is the hormone that prepares the lining of the uterus to support a fertilized egg. When progesterone levels rise during pregnancy, ovulation stops. If a woman doesn’t become pregnant, progesterone levels fall and this triggers menstruation or a period....

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long term benefits to taking testosterone
Jun 20 2022

What are the long term benefits to taking testosterone?

Long-Term Benefits of Testosterone Testosterone is primarily a male hormone produced in the testicles. The hormone is responsible for male growth and the development of masculine characteristics. Testosterone hormone naturally increases 30 times more in early adulthood and adolescence. However, the level gradually drops 1-3% per year after the age of 30.Some men naturally have low testosterone levels for their age and present with symptoms such as increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, and erectile dysfunction. Also known as hypogonadism, such males require testosterone replacement therapy. Below are the long-term benefits...

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Apr 16 2022

Perimenopausal Women and Estrogen Dominance

Changes in Hormone Levels and Estrogen Dominance in Perimenopausal Women Perimenopause is the time when a woman is transitioning to menopause. During the perimenopausal period, women can experience many symptoms. The process varies with the individual, and the perimenopausal period can last from two to ten years. What is perimenopause? Perimenopause is triggered by changes in the natural hormone levels. You may experience symptoms such as: Irregular periods. Periods can become unpredictable with the time between becoming shorter or longer. The period itself may also change, sometimes lighter, sometimes heavier. You may even...

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estrogen-in-men
Mar 20 2022

Importance of Estrogen in Men and Why it Matters

Why Estrogen Matters to Men Estrogen is primarily considered a female hormone responsible for developing various body parts, systems, and functions. However, it is present in all genders and coupled with testosterone; estrogen plays an important role in sexual growth. Like other hormones, maintaining a normal balance is important as an imbalance in estrogen can lead to various health issues.An increase in estrogen levels in men decreases testosterone levels. Therefore, most health conditions resulting from imbalanced estrogen levels are characterized by imbalanced testosterone levels. What are Normal Estrogen Levels for Men? Estrogen occurs...

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