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For women approaching or in menopause, it is a time filled with changes. These changes are manifested in several ways, including the increased likelihood of anxiety....

Hormones are one of the primary ways the body controls its myriad functions. Most of the hormones our bodies produce are controlled at least in part by the brain, but those hormones also affect the brain itself.  In fact, the brain relies on these hormones to...

There are multiple types of headaches which are caused or influenced by hormones. Migraine headaches, of which there are several subtypes associated with the menstrual cycle are the most common. Tension type headaches are also affected by hormones.  Also, cluster headaches have a hormonal component.  The first...

Approximately 18% of the adult American population suffers from an anxiety-related disorder and women are more than twice as likely to have mood disorders (McHenry, 2013). Anxiety is a psychological condition that can appear due to a multitude of causative factors. However, this large disparity...

We all know that stress is bad but do you know how it can affect your body? Stress can affect various processes in the body like hormone production, the menstrual cycle, and fertility in women and men as well as digestion and immune function. When...

Most women experience hormone imbalances at some point during their lifetime. For a few people these imbalances begin at menarche (first menstruation) and continue most of their lifetime. For others, the imbalances do not occur until peri-menopause which is the time of life between normal,...

Low mood and feelings of depression can be common symptoms of both perimenopause and menopause. Depression and the onset of menopause share many of the same symptoms including fatigue, irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating. Due to this, many women can be misdiagnosed with depression and...