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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...

The hormones that a woman’s body makes are very powerful. Most of us don’t know that these hormones affect the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth.  There are both positive and negative effects depending on which hormone and the relative amounts of those hormones.   The first...

When a woman approaches or enters menopause, one of the primary things which needs to be adjusted is her diet. The biggest issue is weight gain which is very prominent during this time of life, so we must address both the quantities and types of...