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For proper health, vaginal tissues must have a correct balance of various micro-organisms including bacteria and yeast. Most of the organisms are bacteria and a healthy vagina has mostly Lactobacilli of various species. These are “good” bacteria in that they can help keep the tissues...

Thyroid disease is one of the most common and most misunderstood medical conditions present in the general population.  At least 12 percent of us will develop a thyroid condition of some type during our lifetimes. About 60 percent of these people are undiagnosed. Thyroid imbalance...

When women consider hormone replacement, one of the factors they need to consider is the potential for weight gain. Weight gain can result from low levels (not doing hormone replacement) as well as high doses of hormones. If replacement is not done with knowledge of...

Libido or sexual desire is a good indicator of overall health. The presence of libido or lack thereof can indicate someone’s mental and physical functioning. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) has been shown to affect up to 10% US women and thought to be the...

Hormone replacement therapy can effectively control and eliminate symptoms related to hormone depletion such as hot flashes, headaches, dry skin, night sweats, fatigue, vaginal dryness, mood fluctuations and sleep disturbances. Albeit some of these general symptoms can arise from other underlying issues, an evaluation of...

The most common condition associated with low estrogen levels is menopause. Menopause is defined as the cessation of the menstrual cycle for 12 months. In the US, the average age of menopause is 51.4 years of age. In menopause, the brain sends signals to the...

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....

Vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. According to a study, hot flashes occur in approximately 75% of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women (Freedman, 2005). The process of a hot flash starts at the hypothalamus,...

We have discussed many different aspects of hormones on this blog, and the reader is most likely aware that hormones function as signaling molecules. They are secreted from one part of the body, travel through the bloodstream, and arrive at a target tissue to transmit...

Migraine headaches disproportionately affect women. According to the American Migraine Foundation, females experience more symptoms, and the migraine lasts longer than it does in men with the issue. Women experience migraines at a rate 3x higher than their male counterparts. Prepubescent rates of migraines are...