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how stress affects testosterone
Apr 15 2024

How Cortisol Can Affect Your Testosterone Levels

The Affect Stress Has On Hormones Hormones play a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions, including metabolism, growth, mood, and reproduction. Among these hormones, testosterone is particularly significant, especially in males, as it's primarily responsible for the development of male reproductive tissues and the maintenance of secondary sexual characteristics. However, testosterone levels can be influenced by various factors, including another hormone called cortisol. Cortisol, often referred to as the "stress hormone," is produced by the adrenal glands and plays a vital role in the body's response to stress, regulating metabolism, immune...

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erectile dysfunction
Oct 25 2022

Can Erectile Dysfunction Happen for No Reason?

What Can Cause ED?   Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence can include symptoms like:   Trouble getting an erection Trouble keeping an erection Lack of sex drive It’s not unusual to experience erection trouble from time to time, but when it becomes a frequent issue, it can lead to stress, loss of self-confidence, and problems in relationships. ED can also be a sign of other health problems that need treatment.   Let’s explore the causes of ED and the treatments available. Common Causes of ED Because sex involves both emotional or psychological and physical factors, the causes of...

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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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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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estrogen-therapy
Feb 10 2020

Why You Should Consider Estrogen Therapy

Considering Estrogen Therapy? Here are several reasons you should: Our bodies are complex systems of biochemical processes that govern how we live, how we look, and how we feel. In our youth, hormones are triggered, released, or stifled as part of the many biochemical processes that play a critical role in our development from adolescence into adulthood. It should be noted that puberty isn’t the only instance within our lives where dramatic physiological changes happen; these dramatic changes occur throughout our lifetime as we continue to grow older. As our biological...

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