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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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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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estrogen-dominance
Feb 20 2022

What Happens When You Are Estrogen Dominant?

Causes and Consequences of Estrogen Dominance for Men and Women Estrogen is typically considered a female hormone. However, even men have a small amount of estrogen in their bodies. Estrogen is normally responsible for the functions of the female reproductive system. Estrogen also impacts brain health and function, bone health, and the cardiovascular system in women. For men, estrogen, in the form of estradiol, affects sex drive, erectile function, and sperm production. When estrogen levels are elevated or out of balance with other hormone levels, a condition called estrogen dominance might occur....

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Feb 07 2022

Can Hormone Imbalance Cause Depression and Anxiety?

Hormone Imbalances and Depression Have you ever wondered if hormone imbalances contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety? Many factors that can impact depression and anxiety, and hormone imbalance may be a cause. An imbalance in cortisol, thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone can be a problem, especially if your depression or anxiety is new or suddenly worse than usual. What is depression? Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you think, feel, and act. Depression can vary from mild to severe. Symptoms of depression include: Feeling sad Loss of interest in activities...

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Jan 31 2022

Do Artificial Sweeteners Influence Hormones and Health?

Hormonal Responses to Artificial Sweeteners and Diet Soda Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes. These sweeteners are found in various food and beverages, including diet soda, baked goods, and processed foods. Artificial sweeteners are often conveniently packaged to be added to food and drinks. Food and drinks containing artificial sweeteners may be marked “sugar-free” or “diet.” Artificial sweeteners gained favor as a way to decrease calorie intake by eliminating sugar in foods. We thought reducing calories in things like soda would help people lose weight.  Additionally, artificial sweeteners don’t contribute to tooth...

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Jan 13 2022

5 Tips to Stick to Your Health Resolutions Way Past January

How to Keep Your Health and Fitness Resolutions Past January Most people abandon their health and fitness resolutions by January. This results from an attempt to embody unsustainable ideals driven by the "New Year" mantras.But you can avoid the breakdown by making your resolutions more realistic and easy to accomplish. If you've already set all your goals and resolutions, it's essential to re-examine them to ensure sustainability. Commit to Non-Disruptive Habits It's common for people to make resolutions that may require significant changes to their current habits. For example, waking up early for...

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Dec 27 2021

6 Benefits of HCG Injections For Men

What Can HCG Do For Men Besides Weight Loss?  HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone typically associated with women. HCG is the hormone that stimulates ovulation and supports the normal development of an egg. During pregnancy HCG levels rise and are what is measured by pregnancy tests. However, HCG has other uses beyond pregnancy support and it can be given to both women and men. HCG is often given to women in combination with other medications to treat infertility. In men, HCG helps with the production of testosterone and sperm....

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Dec 23 2021

5 Evidenced-based Ways Collagen May Improve Your Hair

Does Collagen Grow Hair Faster? Collagen is a protein that your body uses as a building block. Your body needs collagen as a support structure. It helps strengthen and hold together your bones, skin, tendons, and ligaments. As we age our bodies naturally begin to produce less collagen. Collagen production is also affected by excess sun exposure, smoking, drinking alcohol, lack of sleep, and lack of exercise. Decreased collagen is often pointed to as one of the primary causes of skin wrinkling as we age. Because of this collagen is often found...

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Nov 23 2021

Sleep and Weight Loss

3 Reasons Why Sleep and Weight Loss Are a Healthy Match The amount of sleep is as important as regular exercise and dieting if you want to lose weight. Unfortunately, most people ignore its contribution and don’t get enough sleep. Actually, according to CDC, less than 35% of U.S adults sleep less than 7 hours and thus get short or insufficient sleep. That said, there is enough evidence suggesting the importance of sleep in promoting weight loss. Below are 3 reasons sleep and weight loss make a healthy match. Short Sleep...

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