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bone density menopause
May 29 2023

Can Menopause Cause Low Bone Density?

6 Ways to Keep Your Bones Healthy During Menopause  Menopause is the natural timeframe during which a woman’s period stops. It usually happens between the ages of 45-55. During menopause, estrogen levels drop, and bone loss accelerates. It’s estimated that women lose up to 10% of their bone mass in the first five years after menopause. But there are ways you can protect your bones and keep them healthy during menopause and after. How Does Estrogen Affect Bone Health?  Estrogen is a hormone that plays a vital role in bone growth, maturation, and...

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functional medicine for hormones
Apr 22 2023

What is Functional Medicine for Hormones?

Principles of Functional Medicine For Hormones The realm of functional medicine is increasingly becoming popular, with patients demanding a proactive or preventive approach to common healthcare conditions. Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicine is patient-centered and uses nutrition-based strategies to address the root causes of disease, dysfunction, or medical condition.That said, if you are battling hormonal imbalance and can’t identify the reasons behind some symptoms, you should consider functional medicine. Common underlying causes of hormonal imbalance include chronic inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, stress, and toxins exposure.Functional medicine for hormonal imbalance evaluates the patients’...

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compounded hormones
Dec 28 2022

Are Compounded Hormones Better?

What is Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy  Hormone replacement therapy treats hormone deficiencies in both men and women. Estrogens, progesterone, and androgens, or testosterone, are hormones that may be given to treat deficiency. Forms of hormones are either considered synthetic or bioidentical. So what’s the difference, and why does it matter? Synthetic Hormones Synthetic hormones are hormones that are created or made in a lab setting. They may be look-alike replacements for your body’s natural hormones, but they are often not exact replicas. These hormones are chemically altered. An example is a commonly prescribed medication...

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best menopause treatment
Nov 29 2022

What is the Best Menopause Treatment?

What Is The Best Treatment For Menopause? Menopause is the period of a woman’s life when reproductive hormones experience a decline. This typically begins during the 40s. While often called “menopause,” this period leading up to menopause is the perimenopausal period. A woman is considered “in menopause” when they have not had a period for at least 12 months. Women usually experience menopause between 45-50 years old. If you’ve had surgery like a hysterectomy and your ovaries were removed, this will cause you to enter menopause immediately, regardless of age. Some women...

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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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can hormone imbalance cause depression and anxiety - hormone imbalances
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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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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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-hormones
May 22 2020

How to Tell the Time is Right for Bioidentical Hormones

Are Bioidentical Hormones right for you? When should you start? The human body gradually slows as a result of the aging process. This slowdown is true for both men and women. The changes in one's hormones are not always obvious and more often than not overlooked. As many studies have been conducted, unbalanced hormones cause different symptoms in every human body and some last longer than others. However, you are not powerless in the battle against father time. Bioidentical hormones are available for both women and men, providing an affordable and...

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